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Hoping To Undercut Trump, Democrats Tout $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Senate Democrats are pushing a $1 trillion infrastructure package that would include massive boosts to federal funding for construction and maintenance on drinking water, wastewater, resiliency and clean energy projects, in hopes of countering expected plans from President Trump and the GOP that would instead rely on tax credits and expanding public-private partnerships.

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201097

Biofuels: Ethanol supporters ask EPA to correct alleged air quality bias

The requesters charge that the oil industry heavily influenced the study's design, and as a result it overestimates air pollution from ethanol use.

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Senate Democrats Challenge Pruitt’s Environmental Enforcement Record

Senate Democrats on the Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) are strengthening their challenge to Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead EPA, seeking to highlight flaws in his record on environmental enforcement.

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Trump Renews Keystone Climate Fight, Speeds Infrastructure Permitting

The Trump administration is reviving the fight over the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and other fossil energy projects, issuing a series of memorandums advancing that project and another controversial pipeline, while also calling for expedited permitting for “high-priority” infrastructure projects.

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Advocates' Seek 4th Circuit Decision On Right To Appeal Air 'Jobs' Suit

Environmentalists are continuing to press for intervention in coal companies' suit against EPA where a district judge ordered the agency to quickly review how Clean Air Act policies have affected employment in the energy sector, seeking an appellate ruling that would allow them to challenge the order even though the Trump administration has backed it.

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Advocates Seek 4th Circuit Decision On Right To Appeal Air 'Jobs' Suit

Environmentalists are continuing to press for intervention in coal companies' suit against EPA where a district judge ordered the agency to quickly review how Clean Air Act policies have affected employment in the energy sector, seeking an appellate ruling that would allow them to challenge the order even though the Trump administration has backed it.

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201304

As Rule Freeze Takes Effect, Trump Readies EPA Deregulatory 'Action Plan'

The Trump administration has begun implementing its promised deregulatory agenda, blocking promulgation and implementation of recent Obama administration rules and preparing to begin implementing a deregulatory “action plan” at EPA and other agencies beginning as soon as Jan. 23.

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President Trump Quickly Renews Pledge To Repeal Climate, Water Rules

Moments after Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president, his White House was reiterating his campaign pledges to “refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water” and “eliminate” Obama-era policies like the Climate Action Plan and the waters of the United States rule.

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200903

EPA Defends Revised Utility MACT Cost Finding From Industry's Criticisms

EPA in a new legal brief is defending its revised cost assessment for its contested utility air toxics rule from the power sector's attacks, defending its freedom under the Clean Air Act to determine whether the costs are reasonable from industry's criticisms that the assessment has major flaws including relying on “co-benefit” emissions cuts.

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Fuels: EPA launches rulemaking to streamline fuels regulations

EPA's 'Action Initiation List' says the agency plans to issue the fuels proposal within 12 months.

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