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06/11 12:38 pm

Four former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, criticizing the agency under the direction of the Trump administration and imploring Congress to push it to return to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 12:18 pm

An industry group is urging the Trump administration to reconsider its decision to deny holding a public hearing on a proposal that would give manufacturers more authority to determine the efficiency level of their appliances.The Appliance… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 11:17 am

A coalition of environmental groups is suing the Trump administration for rolling back drilling protections put in place after the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 left millions of gallons of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. The&… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 10:47 am

A former Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President Obama told lawmakers Tuesday the agency under the Trump administration is ignoring its mission. “I’m here for one reason and one reason only. And it’s not to weep about all my… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/10 4:58 pm

WHO WATCHES THE WATCHERS: President Trump has quietly appointed his Social Security Administration (SSA) inspector general to also oversee a much different agency: the Interior Department. On May 28, Gail Ennis began her second job overseeing the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/10 4:48 pm

Canadian lawmakers passed legislation on Monday banning whale and dolphin captivity in the country.The federal bill — which was approved in the House of Commons on Monday after first being introduced in the Senate in 2015 — now only… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/10 4:28 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a guidance Friday that critics say seeks to limit states’ influence over controversial pipeline projects.Federal law through the Clean Water Act essentially gives states veto power over large projects… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/10 12:57 pm

Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday.While a science-based review will determine what items are included in the ban, water bottles, plastic bags and straws are some of the items that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/10 10:47 am

A group of 75 conservative organizations and leaders on Monday sent a letter to Congress expressing their opposition to a carbon tax, pushing back at an idea that has received support from politicians and policy experts on both sides of the aisle as… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/10 10:07 am

President Trump has quietly appointed his Social Security Administration (SSA) Inspector General to also oversee a much different agency: the Interior Department. On May 28 Gail Ennis began her second job overseeing the Interior Department’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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