EPA

Trump EPA Plows Ahead With ‘Mind-Bogglingly Stupid and Destructive’ Rollback of Methane Emissions Rules

In a widely anticipated move Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency yet again advanced President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda by weakening rules on oil and gas companies’ emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane that were put in place by the Obama administration. “These rollbacks distort and defy basic principles of science, economics, and policy design—an …

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Trump EPA Plan to Gut Emission Rules for Oil and Gas Industry Denounced as ‘Beyond Comprehension’

In a move one green group said shows the Trump EPA’s approach is “manifestly inconsistent with the agency’s legal obligations” and with science, the agency is under fire for preparations to roll back methane rules for U.S. oil and gas producers. Before Friday, the New York Times reported, the EPA is expected to unveil two new rules …

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In ‘Targeted Strike’ Against Environmental and Racial Justice, Trump EPA Curbs State Power to Reject Fossil Fuel Projects

With the nation focused on the coronavirus pandemic and protests against U.S. police brutality that have sprung up across the globe, the Trump administration continues to quietly attack federal policies that protect public health and the environment to limit the legal burdens faced by planet-wrecking fossil fuel companies. “Like so much of what Trump is …

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‘Shameful Does Not Even Begin to Describe’ Trump EPA Decision on Chemical Known to Damage Children’s Brains

Environmental campaigners vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s EPA Thursday after the agency said it would propose that the rocket-fuel chemical perchlorate does not need to be regulated, despite its links to cognitive damage in fetal and child development. According to the New York Times, the EPA plans to tell the Office of Management and …

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‘Holy Crap This Is Insane’: Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency, headed by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, announced on Thursday a sweeping and indefinite suspension of environmental rules amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, a move green groups warned gives the fossil fuel industry a “green light to pollute with impunity.” Under the new policy (pdf), which the EPA insisted is temporary …

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