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Trump administration on Monday repealed a mandate that would have required trains carrying crude oil to use special brakes with new technology.The Department of Transportation’s Pipelines and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…


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 […]


Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/breathing-fire-wildfire-smoke-forcing-idahoans-indoors-21915By Kevin Davenport (Idaho Statesman). Maya Miller (Climate Central) contributed reporting Ivy Albert’s job is conversation. Working as an interpreter, she helps the hearing impaired by translating things like doctor’s appointments and business meetings to and from American […]