EPA is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to halt suits over the agency's climate rules for new and existing power plants, saying President Donald Trump's energy executive order (EO) means the agency will overhaul the rules and those changes could significantly alter the outcome of the suits.
EPA rank-and-file staff were not invited to the agency's Map Room to see President Donald Trump sign a long-anticipated, high-profile executive order seeking to dismantle the Obama administration's climate change regulatory work, and many staffers tell Inside EPA that they are keeping their heads down and concentrating on work.
President Donald Trump's just-signed executive order directing EPA to “review” and “if appropriate” revise or rescind its greenhouse gas limits for power plants will soon spur an administration request for appellate judges to pause ongoing litigation over those rules, a critical move that could preserve several options for officials to scrap the rules.
The Trump administration is outlining a broad policy to promote development of the country's “vast energy resources,” with the president's just-issued executive order on the issue directing agencies to identify a host of “regulatory burdens” that “unnecessarily encumber energy production” and hamper job growth.
Flanked by a group of coal miners, Vice President Mike Pence and his energy and environment Cabinet, President Donald Trump signed an executive order March 28 at EPA headquarters that targets several Obama-era climate regulations for repeal or review in a move the president said will “cancel job-killing regulations.”
President Donald Trump will sign a long-awaited executive order March 28 that a senior White House official says will begin to lay out a framework for the administration's energy and environment policy -- one that will prioritize energy production and eliminate climate or environmental policies that “put the U.S. economy at risk.”
As President Donald Trump prepares to sign an order rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate policies, EPA is facing a set of petitions from free-market and industry groups seeking to reconsider the agency's landmark finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and the environment.