Environment

New Trump EPA policy would rule out emissions controls for all industries but power plants

by Abby Smith
Washington Examiner

“The Environmental Protection Agency has released a rule setting a new threshold for the agency to meet before it regulates greenhouse gas emissions from an industry, a last-ditch effort to protect businesses from strict climate mandates,” according to the Washington Examiner.

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Why We’re Ending the EPA’s Reliance on Secret Science

by Andrew Wheeler
The Wall Street Journal

“. . .  the work of the Environmental Protection Agency—to protect human health and the environment—shouldn’t be exempt from public scrutiny. This is why we are promulgating a rule to make the agency’s scientific processes more transparent,” according to the EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler.

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Trump EPA locks in smog limits at current levels ahead of Biden

Abby Smith
Washington Examiner

” ‘This decision comes after careful review of the most current scientific evidence, risk, and exposure information, and after consultation with the agency’s independent science advisers,’ Wheeler told reporters Wednesday of the decision to keep national air quality limits for ozone at their current levels,” according to the Washington Examiner.

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Trump makes water demand of farms priority for new office

by Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated News

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday created what he called a ‘subcabinet’ for federal water issues, with a mandate that includes water-use changes sought by corporate farm interests and oil and gas.  An executive order from Trump put Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler in charge of the interagency water body,” according to The Associated Press

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