Environmental Regulations

March 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
California is pushing back against federal actions by enforcing state rules and standards that it says have precedence.
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2019, 5am PDT
An environmental success story from Ohio.
PhysOrg
October 22, 2018, 5am PDT
The oil and gas industries want to see wastewater regulations loosened as they consider pumping the water into streams and rivers.
Houston Chronicle
October 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Two days after a Nobel prize was awarded to William Nordhaus for his work on carbon taxes to address climate change, the largest American oil and gas company announced a $1 million contribution to a group promoting a carbon fee and dividend plan.
The Washington Post
August 17, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Trump administration cannot legally delay the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, according to a ruling by a federal judge this week.
Pacific Standard
July 23, 2018, 10am PDT
Sources leaked news of the Trump Administration's plans to dismantle the Obama-era environmental policies. The Trump Administration also aims to dismantle the Golden State's ability to regulate air pollution from vehicles.
Bloomberg
July 21, 2018, 5am PDT
More residents in the state will be protected by environmental regulations enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
State Impact
June 17, 2018, 11am PDT
Scientists say the Chesapeake Bay hasn't been this healthy in more than three decades. It's a testament to federal environmental regulations.
The Washington Post
May 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
A deadly explosion in West, Texas spurred the Obama administration to update regulations to the chemical industry.
The Washington Post
December 9, 2017, 5am PST
The legal battles over the Trump Administration's handling of environmental regulations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired up again this week.
SFGate
October 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The Lancet Commission study comes at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back environmental regulations from a number of sectors.
The Guardian
March 29, 2017, 11am PDT
Flanked by coal miners, President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that begins the roll back of his predecessor's signature environmental rule, the Clean Power Plan, and other environmental regulations to facilitate energy production.
The Washington Post
March 27, 2017, 1pm PDT
While Congress is attempting to roll back a federal regulation on methane emissions, the California Air Resources Board approved a landmark rule that regulates methane emissions from onshore and offshore oil and gas production and storage facilities.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 20, 2017, 7am PDT
The first and only federal regulation overseeing the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands has been withdrawn upon orders issued by Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior.
E&E News [Subscription]
March 6, 2017, 9am PST
No surprise here. Scott Pruitt agreed with nine state attorney generals, including his replacement in Oklahoma, to reverse a request enacted by his predecessor to require oil and gas drillers to record information on the release of methane emissions.
The Washington Post
March 5, 2017, 5am PST
A dramatic entrance on horseback preceded one of Ryan Zinke's first actions as Secretary of the Department of Interior—rescinding guidance issued by the Fish & Wildlife Service to phase out the use of toxic, lead ammunition on federal lands.
The Washington Post
February 25, 2017, 1pm PST
The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board issues a strong critique of ongoing Republican efforts to gut the Endangered Species Act.
Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2017, 9am PST
A new report and hearings by the state's House and Senate environment committees has put a cap-and-trade policy to curb carbon emissions back in play in Salem.
Statesman Journal
February 13, 2017, 7am PST
The end of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may not come from the hands of President Trump or Scott Pruitt, the nominee to head the agency, but from a bill introduced Feb. 3 titled, "To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency."
Fox Business
February 3, 2017, 10am PST
Facing backlash from hunting and angling groups, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz withdrew legislation that would have transferred millions of acres of federal lands to state governments in the West. But news wasn't good for other environmental bills.
The Washington Post