Laws & Regulations

"U.S. Appeals Court Grants Trump Request On Climate Regulations Case"

"A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo.

A 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the request to put the litigation involving the regulations, known as the Clean Power Plan, in abeyance for at least 60 days while the administration plans its next steps.

Source: Reuters, 05/01/2017

"Huge Climate March Crowds Protest Trump's Anti-Environment Actions"

"It might not be the largest crowd ever assembled on the National Mall, or the hottest spring day ever recorded in the nation's capital, but the heat was oppressive enough, and the People's Climate March impressive enough in scale to send a message."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/01/2017

Reporters Look Under Regulatory Hood at Dallas Workshop

SEJers heard from top experts in environmental law and the science of communicating to news consumers, as well as receiving training in FOIA, databases and key digital storytelling tools at a four-day workshop in Dallas, held alongside Earth Day Texas. Get the highlights in our report from the late April gathering.

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"Pruitt Pulls Out of GOP Fundraiser After Ethics Complaint"

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, facing a complaint that he had violated the law restricting political activity by federal officials, will not attend an Oklahoma GOP fundraising gala where he was slated to be keynote speaker, an administration official told InsideClimate News on Thursday."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/28/2017

EPA Plans To Repeal, Replace Programs To Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure

"Environmental advocates are bracing for potentially 'catastrophic' changes to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that protect children from dangerous lead exposure across the country. Advocates say if the agency moves forward with its plans to repeal or replace programs that regulate hazardous lead levels, lead poisoning prevention efforts would be set back decades."

Source: Think Progress, 04/28/2017

"Can the President Shrink – Or Even Eliminate – National Monuments?"

"President Trump's latest executive order opens the door to reducing or revoking two dozen national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah. It's far from clear, however, that the president has the legal authority to do so."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/27/2017

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