Coal mining companies and power plants that burn coal are trying to sort out the implications of a deregulatory move by the Trump administration late Friday. The EPA is proposing to re-think rules cutting the air pollutant mercury – it’s a toxin which can impact the brain development of babies. For now, the agency says […]
Supporters, foes and independent observers of the Trump administration agree that deregulation will remain a top priority.
President Donald J. Trump announced the news in a tweet this afternoon.
Under the new policy, academic study authors will have to share their raw data, leaving it vulnerable to distortion, some worry.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced 21 new places to be deemed Superfund sites, areas with toxic pollution around the country. Being added to the Superfund list means federal officials oversee the cleanup. Yet the White House budget proposal includes a 30 percent cut for the Superfund program.
Environmental offenders were also required to perform less cleanup.
Some of Trump's key proposals, like his call for a U.S.-Mexico border, will not receive funding.
President Donald Trump went to Detroit and said he was going to boost American automakers. By rolling back EPA fuel economy standards that President Barack Obama finalized right before he left office, Trump said the big car companies could make more money and hire more Americans. Tighter mileage and emissions standards were set to go […]
1980s' push to deregulate the agency resembles the Trump administration's plans.
Congress is awaiting President Donald Trump’s budget proposal with the details about his vision of government, and some preliminary elements of that plan are trickling out. According to some reports, the Environmental Protection Agency may lose as much as a quarter of its budget. And the energy and environmental publication E&E News says that one of […]