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Environmentalists back Senate farm bill over House version

Environmental and sustainable agriculture groups are urging lawmakers to approve a 2018 farm bill that is as close to the bipartisan Senate version as possible, rejecting environmental riders in the House bill.

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Senate confirms new DOJ environment division chief

Jeffrey Bossert Clark was confirmed as the new head of the Environment and Natural Resources Division by a 52-45 vote, over a year after he was first nominated for the post.

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EPW Democrats say 'rule of law' requires undoing Pruitt EPA rules

The Senate environment panel's minority says acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler can only fulfill his promise to “restore the rule of law” by abandoning his predecessor's policy agenda.

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House, Senate leaders urge Trump to sign water infrastructure bill

Congressional leaders are touting passage of legislation to expand EPA's drinking water infrastructure program and increase funding for an agency infrastructure loan program.

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House Democrats protest EPA's cost-benefit rule

A group of 33 House Democrats says EPA's existing method for conducting cost-benefit analyses should not be revised, urging the agency to drop planned changes to the process.

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Senate Democrats query EPA placing children's office head on leave

The Democrats are seeking answers to questions about EPA's decision to place Office of Children's Health Protection Director Ruth Etzel on administrative leave.

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GOP Senators Urge EPA CWA Section 401 Policy Revisions, Tout Pending Bill

Republican senators who are seeking legislative changes to the Clean Water Act section 401 water quality certification process are urging EPA to revise its policy on the issue and saying current agency guidance incorrectly characterizes some aspects of the law, while still touting their bill to implement some of the revisions.

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Senators urge Trump against granting year-round E15 waiver

A bipartisan group of 20 senators is urging President Donald Trump not to authorize year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol fuel, echoing oil industry criticism of the potential move.

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Top EPA union official attacks Senate vote to advance Kavanaugh

With Brett Kavanaugh now cleared for a final confirmation vote this weekend, opponents of the Trump EPA are already pushing back against his possible addition to the Supreme Court.

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House Democrats urge Trump to 'cancel' methane rule rollbacks

More than 70 House Democrats charge that EPA and BLM's methane rollbacks ignore public health threats, abuse taxpayer resources and undermine efforts to combat climate change.

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