Laws & Regulations

"Watchdog Seeks Probe Into Zinke Gun-Club Outing"

"A government watchdog group asked the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to investigate Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's appearance at Virgin Islands Fundraiser, and it plans to request that Interior's Inspector General probe what it contends is his 'pattern of violations' of ethics regulations."

Source: Politico, 02/23/2018

Fossils Found At Bears Ears — Right Where Trump Removed Protections

"One of the world's richest troves of Triassic-period fossils has been discovered in an area of Bears Ears National Monument that just lost its protected status, scientists announced Thursday. President Trump signed a proclamation in December that shrank the national monument by 85 percent."

Source: Washington Post, 02/23/2018

"Judge Orders Gov’t Review Of Keystone Pipeline Documents"

"Federal officials must go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, under a Wednesday court ruling that came after environmentalists accused President Donald Trump’s administration of withholding details on the project’s approval."

Source: AP, 02/22/2018

"Senior Republican Calls for E.P.A. Chief’s First-Class Travel Files"

"The chairman of the House Oversight Committee — in a prominent instance of Republican scrutiny of the Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt — demanded on Wednesday that the E.P.A. chief turn over documents related to his first-class travel at taxpayer expense."

Source: NY Times, 02/22/2018

University Pulls Back on Pollution Study That Supported Its Benefactor

"The president of a Tennessee state university, under fire for an academic study on truck emissions that was paid for by a local trucking company, has asked federal officials to disregard the study, at least for now, in its review of pollution regulations that could benefit the company."

Source: NY Times, 02/22/2018

"3M, Minnesota Settle Water Pollution Claims For $850 Million"

"Industrial group 3M Co and Minnesota’s attorney general have agreed to settle a lawsuit over polluted groundwater, with the company agreeing to grant $850 million to the state for groundwater projects, the attorney’s office said on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 02/21/2018


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