"The Clean Power Plan is up against the wall." "President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Neil Gorsuch would be his nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. The environmental community was quick to react."
Laws & Regulations
"Lawmakers took the first step Wednesday toward repealing environmental regulations issued late in the Obama administration."
"More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan who say the Environmental Protection Agency mismanaged the water crisis that exposed thousands of children to lead poisoning have sued the U.S. government, seeking class action status for their claims."
"An attempt by the Trump Organization to limit its liabilities at a polluted site in South Carolina once owned by President Trump’s oldest son may have just hit a wall."
"After this week, FERC will not have enough members to issue major decisions, and confirming a new regulator could take months"
"Donald Trump is not only the U.S. president; he's also a golf industry giant. And like other golf course operators, he has a stake in the legal wrangling over a new environmental rule that could dent industry profits."
"Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says the acting secretary of the army has directed the Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline."
While it's too soon to tell what the new Trump administration and 115th Congress will do, our special report suggests we may see a groundswell of environmental deregulation and massive energy development. Backgrounder looks at the top 10 energy-environment issues to watch in the President Trump era.
"The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that found laws protecting asbestos removal workers from the deadly substance were too complex to enforce."
"Florida lawmakers have debated fracking regulations for years, but a new bill would end the debate and has Republican and Democratic support."