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Trump poised to tap Wheeler as deputy, Pruitt preps other nominees

Pruitt is said to be prepping nominations for other top agency slots, including: Bill Wehrum as air chief, Matt Leopold as general counsel and David Ross as water chief.

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Environmentalists Push Back Against EPA Defense Of RMP Rule Delay

Environmental and labor groups are renewing their arguments aimed at vacating the Trump administration's lengthy delay of an Obama-era update to the agency's Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility safety rule, charging the delay violates the Clean Air Act and faulting EPA's claim that seeking public input allows for lengthy reconsideration of final rules.

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Environmentalists protest further delay of SO2 NAAQS suit

Environmentalists are fighting EPA efforts to delay litigation on designation of areas meeting or violating sulfur dioxide standards, while the agency seeks to centralize all suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Senate committee calls off vote on bill to boost E15

The decision is a loss for the ethanol industry, which has long sought year-round sales of E15.

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Environmentalists sue EPA over Texas air permits

Lack of enforceable emissions limits is a common theme across the petitions, which otherwise vary widely according to the specific circumstances of each facility.

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Citing Sessions Memo, DOJ Retroactively Cancels Harley 'Mitigation' Project

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to retroactively cancel part of a 2016 Clean Air Act settlement it entered into with Harley Davidson that required the company to pay $3 million to a third-party group to execute an emissions “mitigation” project, citing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent memo barring such payments.

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State Air Group Highlights Suite Of EPA Rules For Possible Overhaul

The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA), the group of state air regulators from mostly Republican-led states, is highlighting a suite of EPA rules that state and local air officials hope the agency will identify for possible overhauls in a report the agency is slated to issue next week.

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Maryland plans suit over EPA failure to respond to ozone petitions

The threatened suit is the latest indication from the state's Republican administration that it will push hard to curb upwind ozone emissions.

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Inhofe seeks broad GOP plan on energy, environment

Inhofe says he may seek a deal with fellow Republicans on energy and environmental issues, using a bill to increase ethanol use as a vehicle -- though the ethanol issue remains deeply divisive.

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House approves NAAQS delay bill

A Senate companion bill faces Democratic opposition, casting doubt on the legislation's prospects.

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