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EPA to propose easing Obama water rule

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/420308-epa-to-re-write-definition-to-shrink-pollution-protections-onThe Trump administration is poised to ease an Obama-era water rule, shrinking the number of waterways that are protected from industry pollutants.The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose changing the definition of “Waters of […]

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Trump EPA weighs new limits on truck pollution

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/416457-trump-epa-weighs-new-limits-on-truck-pollutionThe Trump administration is embarking on what could be its first new regulation to reduce air pollution levels.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked off its Cleaner Trucks Initiative Tuesday, under which officials will consider changes […]

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Trump officials roll back Obama oil train safety rule

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/408125-trump-admin-rolls-back-obama-oil-train-safety-ruleThe Trump administration on Monday repealed a mandate that would have required trains carrying crude oil to use special brakes with new technology.The Department of Transportation’s Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA…

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Top California regulator: Emissions rule change 'blows a hole' in air pollution standards

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/408105-ca-air-pollution-head-new-epa-car-emissions-rule-turns-its-back-onThe chief of the California Air Resources Board is warning that the Trump administration’s proposed changes to car emissions standards “blows a hole” in efforts to meet air-pollution standards.Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the state panel, […]

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Trump nominee for mine regulator withdraws

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/405432-trump-nominee-for-mine-regulator-withdrawsPresident Trump’s nominee to lead a mining industry regulator withdrew his name from consideration Thursday, citing frustration over the ethics review process.J. Steven Gardner, a coal industry consultant, said in a statement that he was […]