EPA Rebuked for Resistance to Public Input on Clean Power Plan Repeal

The Trump administration has little interest in hearing dissenting opinions — or scientific facts — as it moves to repeal an Obama-era initiative intended to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, officials from New York and Connecticut said during a public hearing on Wednesday.

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EPA’s Pruitt Praised by Right-Wing Groups for Getting Agency “Out of Science”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s director Scott Pruitt and speakers at a fossil fuels conference in Houston sponsored by right-wing groups had a mutual lovefest, with Pruitt praising the groups for their commitment to oil and gas and the groups lauding Pruitt for getting the EPA “out of science.”

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Sierra Club Sues EPA For Missing Renewable Fuel Reporting Deadlines

The Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by failing to update Congress on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard program, and failed to study whether increased ethanol use is causing harm to the environment, the Sierra Club claims in a federal lawsuit.

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