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  • EPA Plans to Install Climate Science Team

    July 3, 2017

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is planning to evaluate climate science by creating a “red team/blue team” process in which scientists will evaluate and critique each other’s positions, according to a report by Emily Holden in Climate Wire (subscription required, but the story was picked up by ...
  • Will the Swamp Let Trump Reform Fuel Economy?

    July 2, 2017

    “GOP chairman may join Dems to preserve Obama auto regs,” E&E News reported this week. Reporter Camille von Kaenelle explains:

    “At least one top Senate Republican is working with Democrats hoping to safeguard Obama-era fuel economy standards from Trump administration rollbacks.

    Senate Democrats—led by Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware and Ed Markey of Massachusetts—have been courting GOP lawmakers in their bid to urge President Trump to preserve the government's fuel economy program for cars, sources told E&E News.

    They've gotten the attention of Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, who has worked on drafts of the letter.

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  • Bad Week in Courts for EPA Policy

    July 1, 2017

    In a ruling published last October, U.S. District Court Judge John Bailey sided with Murray Energy against the Environmental Protection Agency in holding that the Clean Air Act requires the agency to perform continuing evaluations of job losses due to federal regulations.

    On June 29th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a...

  • Energy Week: Moving on from Energy Submission

    July 1, 2017

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