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Lamborn says EPA may reconsider Colorado storm water suit

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to drop a lawsuit against Colorado Springs over contaminated runoff that affects Pueblo County and downstream agriculture. The Denver … Click to Continue »

Former Obama EPA Official Now Lobbying for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

This is a guest post by Derek Seidman and originally appeared on LittleSis.org. A new disclosure by Dominion shows that a long-time employee for the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is now lobbying for the controversial Atlantic...Show More Summary

Last year's cost-cutting in place for state park openings

Steps made by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection last year to cut costs at Connecticut's state parks will be in place for the Memorial Day weekend, the start … Click to Continue »

Ending Obama EPA's Ban on Alaska's Pebble Mine Is Right for American Energy

Ned Mamula, Catrina Rorke The Environmental Protection Agency is again drawing the ire of environmentalists, this time by lifting an Obama-era ban on development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine. It’s part of a dramatic pivot driven by the Trump administration, with rule changes, proposals and executive orders all intended to realign U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. EPA moves to postpone steam electric power plant effluent rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it proposed a rule on Thursday to postpone compliance dates for effluent guidelines for steam electric power plants published in November 2015.

An attempt to repeal and replace the Clean Water Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally began the process to withdraw the Clean Water Rule, as prescribed by executive order. Meetings among the EPA, governors, and other state and local environmental regulators have begun. The issuance of a draft rule of repeal is only the first phase to withdraw and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Show More Summary

How We Can Advance Sustainability Despite an Absent EPA

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s determination to roll back as many environmental protections as possible, a substantial number of companies are interested in supporting regulations that help protect the environment. Concerned...Show More Summary

House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit. Most Democrats opposed the bill, which they derided as a political favor to the chemical industry.

Trump budget proposes 31% cut to EPA funding

President Donald Trump is still trying to take a swing at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The White House's most recent budget proposal, released yesterday, would cut money for environmental cleanup, clean air, and water programs. And thousands of people could lose their jobs as the number of full-time employees drops from 15,416 to 11,611.[...]

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would Whack EPA and DOE. Will it See the Light of Day?

The Trump administration proposes to cut the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency more than 31% in the 2018 budget. The odds? The post Trump’s 2018 Budget Would Whack EPA and DOE. Will it See the Light of Day? appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Gov. Brown's 'environmental justice' tour of southeast L.A. shows growing influence of polluted neighborhoods

Gov. Jerry Brown slipped quietly into southeast Los Angeles County on Tuesday to tour some of California’s most polluted neighborhoods and meet with activists who have criticized his administration for doing too little to protect the health of the people living there. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia...

Massachusetts Admits to 'Regularly' Allowing Companies to Edit Draft Pollution Permits

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ) acknowledged they regularly allow energy companies to exclusively preview and revise draft permits as a matter of common practice. This admission follows...Show More Summary

States Are Taking Note of Nuclear Energy's Carbon Free Benefits

As a former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, I care deeply that progress continue to be made in the fight against climate change – and policymakers in states across the country are stepping up to do just that. Show More Summary

There's Finally a Dollar Amount Attached to How Much Trump Hates the EPA

President Donald Trump reserves a special level of antipathy for the Environmental Protection Agency. He campaigned on eliminating the EPA "in almost every form," and his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, declared that its climate change...Show More Summary

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

Cannes 2017: Al Gore, undaunted by Trump, talks red-state victories and 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

It has not been a very good year for those concerned with climate change. The U.S. is considering leaving the landmark Paris climate pact, a hostile appointee leads the Environmental Protection Agency and right-wing websites chortle, “Trump’s Latest Move Will Make Al Gore Fry.” But is Al Gore himself...

Cannes 2017: Al Gore, undaunted by Trump, talks red-state victories and 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

It has not been a very good year for those concerned with climate change. The U.S. is considering leaving the landmark Paris climate pact, a hostile appointee leads the Environmental Protection Agency and right-wing websites chortle, “Trump’s Latest Move Will Make Al Gore Fry.” But is Al Gore himself...

Graphic of the Day: Wither Environmental Protection?

...and here's the graphical version (from FiveThirtyEight) of the Washington Post story on the proposed budgetary demise of environmental protection:

EPA: Extinct Protection Agency?

I guess the last line is the bright side? Candidate Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency “in almost every form,” leaving only “little tidbits” intact. President Trump is making good on his promise to take a sledgehammer to the agency. When the White House releases...

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