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News Construction Government General Sustainability
June 5, 2020  

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

Latest efforts to emphasize reduced regulatory burdens on businesses over the environment and public health.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 10, 2020  

Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers

Environmental Protection Agency began to count factory farms during the Obama administration but retreated when industry groups sued

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 29, 2019  

US proposes easing oil rules on climate changing methane emissions

Would ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks and plug them.

News Manufacturing General
July 22, 2019  

Canada mine waste prompts calls for better water protection

Want long-term water quality monitoring and to adopt a strict water quality standard for selenium.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 19, 2019  

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.

News Automotive General
March 6, 2019  

EPA says 2017 model year vehicle mileage increased slightly

Rising to a record 24.9 mpg.

News Energy General
January 16, 2019  

Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

Democrats say Andrew Wheeler’s work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal.

News Energy Government General
August 29, 2018  

EPA rethinking another air pollution rule for power plants

Obama administration rule set limits for emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

News Energy Manufacturing General
August 20, 2018  

Trump ready to ease rules on coal fired power plants

States to get broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

News Energy Manufacturing General
July 18, 2018  

US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balks

The changes are expected to save utilities roughly US$30 million annually.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
June 20, 2018  

Industrial chemicals in water supplies more toxic than thought: report

Sampling has found perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkylcontamination in water around military bases, factories and other sites.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 3, 2018  

EPA to ease back emissions standards for vehicles

Timeline too challenging for automakers, will work with NHTSA on new standards.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
February 28, 2018  

Trump’s plan to ease climate change rules riles Californians

Hundreds push back at hearing over EPA’s efforts to repeal restrictions on power plant emissions.

News Manufacturing Minerals General Sustainability
January 31, 2018  

US officials consider robots to combat mine spills

Wastewater containing toxic heavy metals has been spewing from hundreds of inactive mines nationwide for decades.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 12, 2018  

Auto fuel efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets

CO2 fuel economy data show 2016 was higher than model year 2015 by only one-tenth of a gallon.