Executive agencies implement laws passed by Congress. The conservative legal movement seeks to limit their power.
The EPA has proposed new limits on methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities, which already leak more than the agency estimates.
Environmental groups argue that the oil-and-gas industry emits nearly twice as much of the greenhouse gas as the agency reports.
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.