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Challenging Mercury Laws May Be Next On The President’s Environmental Agenda

Challenging Mercury Laws May Be Next On The President’s Environmental Agenda

Now that the Trump administration has signaled it will try and rollback regulations tied carbon, methane and volatile organic compounds, it may soon turn its attention to most insidious pollutant of them all: mercury.

GAO Criticizes EPA’s Injection Well Oversight

The EPA is inconsistent in its handling of safety inspections, maintains poor records and is not adjusting its guidelines to address emerging underground risks associated with injection wells, according to a report by the US Government Accountability Office. Currently 39 states have the EPA’s approval to manage their own Underground … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Public Lands Act, Emergency Water Act, Coal Ash Spill

The House of Representatives approved HR 2954, “The Public Access and Lands Improvement Act” by a vote of 220-194.  The package of bills would protect and promote access to lands; improve opportunities by removing red tape that stands in the way of responsible, local economic development and jobs; and encourage transparent, … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Climate Bill, GAO High Risk List, Koch Penalty

Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced their fee-and-dividend climate bill. The fee-and-dividend idea puts a price on carbon at its source and rebates most of the money back to US residents. The concept is modeled on Alaska’s permanent fund that rebates oil royalties to state residents. Boxer, who … Read more »