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Networks Seek To Archive, Protect Environmental Information From Trump

Informal networks of academics, computer experts and librarians are working together to copy, archive and mirror as much environmental information as possible from EPA and other federal websites, working against fears that the climate and other scientific data may disappear under the Trump administration.

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201206

Trump Signs Order Setting “One In, Two Out” Mandate For New Regulations

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Jan. 30 directing EPA and other regulatory agencies to eliminate two existing rules for every one they enact, while also setting an overall “budget” for new regulatory costs each year -- the first concrete step in the new administration's plan to slash environmental rules they consider too burdensome.

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201131

Trump Signs Order Setting 'One In, Two Out' Mandate For New Regulations

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Jan. 30 directing EPA and other regulatory agencies to eliminate two existing rules for every one they enact, while also setting an overall “budget” for new regulatory costs each year -- the first concrete step in the new administration's plan to slash environmental rules they consider too burdensome.

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201134

Consumer Products Group Defends EPA's Safer Choice In Letter To Trump

A consumer products trade association is urging the Trump administration to maintain and expand EPA's Safer Choice program, a voluntary program the Obama administration championed and sought to expand but which some Trump administration advisors have targeted for elimination.

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201128

Industry Makes 11th-Hour Push For Congress To Kill RMP Rule Under CRA

A host of industry groups are making an 11th-hour push for lawmakers to pursue a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution to undo EPA's rule overhauling its Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility safety regulation, vying to push the rule onto a short-list of Obama-era rules lawmakers will target with the rarely-used step.

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201095

Pruitt Vows To Defer To Congress But Democrats Fault His Responses

EPA administrator-nominee Scott Pruitt appears to be deflecting questions from Senate Democrats on actions he would take as head of the agency by saying he plans to defer to congressional intent and work to increase compliance with existing laws rather than crafting new regulations, as well as praising some non-binding Obama-era policies.

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201092

SBA Urges EPA To Weigh Broader Scope In Defining ‘Small’ TSCA Entities

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is urging EPA to broaden the factors it is weighing for its upcoming revisions to defining which entities are considered “small” and subject to less-stringent Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) recordkeeping and reporting mandates, suggesting a small business review panel for the issue.

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201069

Oil Sector Seeks Clarity On EPA Criteria For TSCA Advisory Panel Members

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is urging EPA to better clarify the criteria it is using to select members for a new advisory committee that will give the agency input on the science supporting risk evaluations, methodology and other activities mandated under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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201032

Advocates Seek Studies Supporting EPA Decision To Expand Use Of Enlist

Environmentalists are seeking a pesticide producer’s studies supporting EPA’s recent proposal to expand use of the controversial herbicide Enlist Duo to additional states and crops, calling the agency’s process for assessing the substance “convoluted” and repeating claims that the product’s two ingredients act synergistically to pose increased risks.

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201031

Environmentalists Seek Studies Related To EPA Expansion Of Pesticide Use

Environmentalists are seeking a pesticide producer’s studies supporting EPA’s recent proposal to expand use of the controversial herbicide Enlist Duo to additional states and crops, calling the agency’s process for assessing the substance “convoluted” and repeating claims that the product’s two ingredients act synergistically to pose increased risks.

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201068

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