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01/16 9:47 am

Environmental protesters on Wednesday disrupted Andrew Wheeler’s Senate confirmation hearing to be the permanent head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The protesters objected to Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 9:27 am

Ocean temperatures in 2018 were the highest ever recorded, according to figures released Wednesday by a group of international scientists.Last year’s levels surpassed the previous record, set in 2017. Record-keeping began in 1958.According… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/16 9:27 am

Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler is using his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning to highlight his deregulatory actions while vowing to continue them if selected as the agency’s permanent head.In his… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 5:28 pm

GAO INVESTIGATING EPA’S LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMBERS: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched an investigation into declining enforcement actions against companies accused of violating EPA’s pollution standards during the Trump… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 5:18 pm

Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler will face a Senate grilling Wednesday on the aggressive deregulatory actions he’s undertaken during the last six months as head of the agency.He will testify at a Senate Environment… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 4:28 pm

The Trump administration is bringing dozens of federal employees back to work to carry out the administration’s plan to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling.The Interior Department’s Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) updated its… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 3:57 pm

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched an investigation into declining enforcement actions against companies accused of violating EPA’s pollution standards during the Trump administration.A GAO spokesman said Tuesday that the probe… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 1:57 pm

A government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against EPA acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Tuesday over meetings held with past fossil fuel clients after he took over the agency.Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 10:37 am

Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., would see increased carbon dioxide emissions from power plants under the Trump administration’s proposed climate change rule for power plants, a new study predicted.The increases — all when compared to a future… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 7:37 am

Criminal prosecutions have dropped to a 30-year low at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump administration as the agency pursues policies of deregulation.The Associated Press reports that the EPA’s criminal referrals in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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