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White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The White House plans to propose cutting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy by 72%, pitting fossil fuels against wind and solar. Businesses are expected to weigh in.

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers on Tuesday that he favored a national fuel standard, putting in jeopardy the potentially stricter standards to be applied in California and Massachusetts and calling into question his earlier commitment to federalism and state rights.

EPA Seeks to Peel Back Regs Overseeing ‘Major Polluters’

EPA Seeks to Peel Back Regs Overseeing ‘Major Polluters’

As part of the Trump administration’s to peel back environmental regulations that it has deemed overly burdensome, it is now going after the “once in, always in” policy that is part of the Clean Air Act and that deals with mercury, arsenic and lead.

EPA Formally Ask Stakeholders How to Change the Clean Power Plan

EPA Formally Ask Stakeholders How to Change the Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal proposal on Monday asking stakeholders how they would change the Clean Power Plan that would require industry to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% by 2030.

EPA Will Entertain Full Climate Debate, Including Endangerment Finding

EPA Will Entertain Full Climate Debate, Including Endangerment Finding

Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said that his agency will formulate the Clean Power Plan’s future in early 2018. And while Pruitt said that the agency would “replace” the proposal and not “repeal” it altogether, others are questioning his true intent.

EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

Despite its promises to wind down the ethanol requirement, the Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday that oil companies must blend slightly more biofuels into their gasoline, prompting the oil industry to lash out and the biofuel companies to applaud the move.

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.