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Do ‘Sue and Settle’ Policies Work Against Industry? EPA Chief Pruitt Thinks So

Do ‘Sue and Settle’ Policies Work Against Industry? EPA Chief Pruitt Thinks So

Environmental Protection Administrators Scott Pruitt says that he is ending the practice of regulation through litigation, which he describes as “sue and settle” — or policies that are brought about because of lawsuits that may fall outside the parameters of the intended laws.

Trump Administration Wants to Repeal – Not Replace – Clean Power Plan

Trump Administration Wants to Repeal – Not Replace – Clean Power Plan

The Trump administration now says that it wants to repeal the Obama administration’s prized environmental policy: the Clean Power Plan, which mandates 32% cuts in CO2 emissions by 2030.

New Research Says Reducing Ozone Levels Produces Medical Benefits But Manufacturers Say the Rules Are Inflexible

New Research Says Reducing Ozone Levels Produces Medical Benefits But Manufacturers Say the Rules Are Inflexible

Researchers at the University of Chicago say that rules affecting smog-forming ozone that went into effect on October 1 will save billions in medical costs each year. Manufacturers counter, however, that the rules are too rigid and need to be rewritten.

EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

Samsung Austin Semiconductor no longer needs to consider copper filter cake as hazardous waste and is able to disregard the requirements of hazardous waste regulations for that substance, thanks to a

Chemical Makers and Environmental Group Join Forces to Fight for a Specific EPA Rule

Chemical Makers and Environmental Group Join Forces to Fight for a Specific EPA Rule

Two chemical companies have filed an appeal to have the full DC Court of Appeals hear a case involving the regulation of the chemicals used in refrigeration and air conditioning — one that had served as a piece of the Obama climate agenda. 

Automotive Industry Has Mixed Feelings About Trump’s Approach to Fuel Standards

Automotive Industry Has Mixed Feelings About Trump’s Approach to Fuel Standards

The auto industry has mixed feelings about how the Trump administration is approaching the fuel economy standards enacted under the Obama administration, with at least the parts makers saying that they need such certainty to remain economically viable.

State Attorney Generals Attack Trump’s EPA Over Clean Power Plan Advice

State Attorney Generals Attack Trump’s EPA Over Clean Power Plan Advice

Some state attorney generals are taking issue with the legal advice that EPA Administrator has given to states, which is that while the Clean Power Plan is being litigated, they do not have to meet the ruling’s timetables.

EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

Environmental groups are suing the EPA over its application of the Toxic Substance Control Act, saying that the methods by which the agency is prioritizing and evaluating chemicals will harm workers and families.