Tag: EPA

FILE - In this July 20, 2013, file photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse, the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general said Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. The conclusion in the new audit confirmed findings of an Associated Press investigation in November 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Exclusive — Jim Talent: A Trump Promise on Biofuels

President Trump recently pulled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back from an obvious blunder, and the reactions have been fascinating. The agency had been considering an oil industry request to roll back competition from U.S. biofuels, but the White House sided with rural communities, where renewable fuels are produced from farm-crops or agricultural waste.

Exclusive — As Ethics Scandal Plagues Wire, Associated Press Files Official Government Request Digging for Dirt on Breitbart News

The Associated Press has filed an official government document request with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) digging for dirt on Breitbart News, Breitbart News has learned. The revelation comes as the newswire service struggles to handle an ethics problem plaguing the outlet and continues to refuse to hold its staff to journalistic ethics standards.

In Final Days, Obama Admin Pushed Several Hundred Thousand Taxpayer Dollars to ‘Climate Change’ Museum

In the waning days of his presidency, former President Barack Obama’s administration oversaw the creation of a more than $300,000 climate change “museum” in a government building in Washington, DC, paid for by taxpayers and filled with displays that advance the idea that man-made climate change is a major threat, and EPA regulations are necessary to fight it.

EPA Sets in Motion Withdrawal of Burdensome Waters of the U.S. Regulation

Following President Donald Trump’s executive order to review the EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation and the announcement in late June that the work had begun to review it, media outlets are reporting that efforts are now underway to undo the sweeping rule put in place by the Obama administration.

WASINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama walk out prior to Obama's departure during the 2017 presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Jack Gruber-Pool/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court: Trump EPA Cannot Delay Obama EPA Methane Rule

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, last week claimed the power to override President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency when the agency reconsiders an Obama-era regulation. While the specifics sound bureaucratic and are laced with legalese, this decision creates a new precedent that likely only the Supreme Court can reverse.