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Rep. Smith urges Pruitt to withdraw CWA Pebble Mine 'veto'

Smith and other critics have long charged that EPA's proposed veto is an unprecedented step that would allow officials to halt project they oppose before permits are sought.

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201890

Rep. Green Floats Resolution Calling On EPA To Issue Cr6 Water Standard

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) has introduced a resolution that expresses concern over the presence of hexavalent chromium (Cr6) in drinking water and calling on EPA to complete its ongoing assessment of Cr6's human health risks and set a drinking water standard for its presence in drinking water, as well as urging states to set Cr6 limits.

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201818

House committee leaders seek delay in mining financial rule

The lawmakers say a much longer comment period is needed in light of the considerable impact EPA's rule would have on the mining industry.

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201815

State AGs oppose Senate ballast water legislation

The legislation would give Coast Guard standards preeminence over EPA's Vessel General Permit, which is issued under the Clean Water Act.

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201805

Barton seeks review of CO2 as air act 'pollutant'

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) faces hurdles in his push for Congress to revise the Clean Air Act to exclude CO2 as a regulated pollutant.

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201756

Pruitt's Emails Give Democrats New Tool To Fight Trump EPA's Agenda

The imminent release of thousands of Scott Pruitt's emails from his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general (AG) will give Democrats and other opponents of the newly-confirmed EPA administrator new tools to fight the Trump EPA's agenda after he is sworn in, though their release failed to help Democrats delay Pruitt's confirmation.

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201748

Pruitt's Emails May Give Democrats New Tool To Fight Trump EPA's Agenda

The imminent release of thousands of Scott Pruitt's emails from his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general (AG) could give Democrats and other opponents of the newly-confirmed EPA administrator new tools to fight the Trump EPA's agenda after he is sworn in, though their release failed to help Democrats delay Pruitt's confirmation.

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201749

After Heated Debate, Senate Confirms Pruitt As Next EPA Administrator

Senators confirmed the outgoing Oklahoma attorney general on a 52-46 vote, after earlier rebuffing Democrats' motion to extend debate on the nomination for another 10 days.

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201745

Congress: Democrats push to extend Pruitt vote

Democratic senators are hoping to extend debate on Scott Pruitt's nomination to be the next EPA chief by about 10 days.

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201742

Shimkus Eyes Bipartisan Brownfields Push In Lieu Of Overhauling Air Law

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) says he hopes lawmakers can reach bipartisan compromise on legislation to reform EPA's brownfields redevelopment program similar to the broad consensus he helped achieve on last year's overhaul of federal toxics law, in lieu of more sweeping changes to the Clean Air Act that Democrats are refusing to entertain.

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