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Labor-environmental group issues ambitious climate plan

The BlueGreen Alliance’s climate platform calls for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, along with advancing several clean energy options and worker protections.

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In Surprise, EPA Announces Departure Of Air Policy Chief Bill Wehrum

In an unexpected move, EPA has announced that air chief Bill Wehrum is departing at the end of this month, potentially raising questions about the progress of major air and climate rollbacks that EPA has been advancing under his watch.

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House Approves FY20 Limits On Trump EPA, Though Next Steps Unclear

House Democrats have approved fiscal year 2020 spending legislation for EPA and other agencies that includes numerous provisions blocking Trump administration environmental rollbacks, though it is far from clear whether the provisions will survive negotiations with the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House.

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Bipartisan House group urges restart of vehicle GHG talks

“There is a commonsense solution here that both parties can embrace, and that Washington and California can endorse,” the four House lawmakers write.

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Pallone vows to pressure EPA to strengthen PBT proposal

“These toxic chemicals pose serious risk to Americans’ lives and livelihoods, and therefore demand a much more serious response than the one EPA has offered,” the House energy committee chairman says.

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Water Utilities Fight PFAS Superfund Listing, Fearing Waste Disposal Liability

Wastewater and drinking water utilities are raising concerns about some lawmakers’ efforts to force EPA to list a whole class of perfluorinated chemicals as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, saying it could create cleanup liability for systems that have land-applied their biosolids or disposed of waste from drinking water treatment.

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Hearing Shows Battle To Win Debate On Effects Of Trump Vehicle Plan

Last week’s House oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s planned rollback of vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy rules is underscoring that supporters and detractors of the policy are locked in an ongoing substantive and political battle over the rule’s environmental, safety and economic effects.

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21 House Republicans oppose blocking GHG risk finding

The June 20 vote on the House floor appears to be the largest public show of support from Hill Republicans for EPA’s 2009 GHG endangerment finding -- which forms the basis of all of the agency’s climate rules.

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EPA, California Engage In Sharp War Of Words Over Vehicle GHG Rollback

Top EPA and California officials are engaged in an aggressive war of words over who is responsible for the breakdown of talks over vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas rules and the Trump administration’s plan to sharply roll them back, a dispute that one Democratic lawmaker says is doing little to restart the talks.

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House Democrats Begin Inquiry Into Oil Backing Of Vehicle GHG Rollback

House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats are launching an investigation into the oil sector’s role in backing the Trump administration’s proposal to weaken vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards, likely building on an upcoming hearing that will allow lawmakers to press federal officials on the plan.

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