The Indiana Chamber of Commerce took the unusual step of calling out Pruitt and Rail Point- a coal company with whom he has registered as a lobbyist- for pressuring local lawmakers to block utilities Vectren Corp and the Northern Indiana Public Service Co from shutting their remaining coal plants and replacing their generation capacity with natural gas and...
The EPA is set to decide on its pending 2018 exemption applications by the end of March, the compliance-year deadline under the RFS. EPA spokesman Michael Abboud declined to comment, saying only that it would continue to follow the letter of the law. "EPA continues to implement the Renewable Fuel Standard program, including Small Refinery Exemptions, in...
According to the documents, filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association, the EPA in 2017 stopped considering whether compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard would prevent a refinery from making money and being competitive. Prior to May 2017, a refinery would have to pass both tests to get an exemption, ABFA alleged, citing EPA correspondence with a refiner...
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The U.S. Senate is poised on Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump's candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation's top environmental regulator, a nomination that has infuriated conservation groups and Democrats. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a Washington insider with years of...
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 19- EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nations biofuel policy over the next three years, arguing the targeted range it included for annual ethanol consumption was too low, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The decision, made in December...
Feb 7- The Trump administration has persuaded a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its recent decision ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, which critics say can harm children and farmers. In an order on Wednesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it will again review former EPA administrator...
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently, the White House said, placing a former energy lobbyist at the helm of the nation's top environmental regulator.
Wheeler, 53, has served as the acting head of the EPA since his predecessor, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, resigned under a cloud of ethics investigations in July.
The bill, which comes amid speculation that Warren could run for president in 2020, would also create "conflict-free investment opportunities for federal officials with new investment accounts."
Responding to the Trump administration's move to rollback tailpipe emissions standards, California regulators on Tuesday announced a proposal that would require car manufacturers to continue meeting the state's strict auto-emissions rules.
"All of these incidents that have been a blur for us in terms of the news cycle are going to turn into inquiries," said one expert in government investigations.
The Trump administration will reportedly announce major changes to the nation's fuel efficiency standards for automobiles this week, setting up a battle with California.
A group of chemicals used to develop Teflon, Scotchgard and other protective solutions has now emerged as a far greater menace to our health and environment than previously disclosed, ProPublica reports.
The interim appointment of Andrew Wheeler indicates that Trump’s EPA will maintain its cozy relationship with same corporations it is charged with regulating.
The EPA is putting the interests of Trump’s rich backers above the needs of the American people, says Columbia Prof. Geoffrey Heal.
Even though EPA chief Scott Pruitt has resigned, the root cause of the scandal-ridden cabinet secretary's departure is alive and well in the Oval Office.
President Donald Trump says Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt resigned on his own accord and there was `no final straw."
Wheeler assumes the role without the ethical baggage that defined the tenure of his predecessor, Scott Pruitt.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on who is taking Scott Pruitt's place following his resignation as EPA chief amid numerous ethics investigations.
CNBC's John Harwood discusses why controversial EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned and what it means for the Environmental Protection Agency.