Unlike his predecessors, new EPA head Scott Pruitt isn't publishing his calendar. Pushback from enviros, plus, EPA's scrubbed climate info starts reappearing on city websites around the country. That and news on a Dakota Access Pipeline FOIA and on reporters fighting for Capitol Hill access in this month's WatchDog.
Laws & Regulations
"The lobbying fight over a House bill to revitalize coal country has heated up ahead of a key committee hearing on Tuesday."
"The Supreme Court [Monday] declined to add two environmental cases to its docket for the fall term."
"U.S. EPA is putting the word out that the agency is in the market for science advisers."
"Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday."
Even though big proposed budget cuts may be DOA for the Interior Department, it doesn't mean there aren't a wide range of land and resource-related stories emerging from the debates. The latest TipSheet sets the scene and offers a half-dozen ways to localize the Interior Department funding story.
"Leaders worry delisting could invite energy exploration in historic areas."
"The fight over former President Barack Obama’s methane agenda has moved to the courts."
"The Environmental Protection Agency plans on shedding more than 1,200 employees by early September through buyouts and early retirements, as part of a broader push by the Trump administration to shrink a government entity the president once promised to eliminate 'in almost every form.'"
"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry went to opposite sides of Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend President Trump's proposals to slash their departments' budgets."