Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt did not mention air pollution, water pollution, climate change, or any specific regulations in his first speech as administrator, instead focusing on creating certainty for energy companies.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner persuaded President Donald Trump not to include language critical of the Paris climate agreement in an upcoming executive order rolling back former President Barack Obama’s climate regulations.
An analysis of Southern Co.’s carbon-capture coal-fired power plant in Kemper County, Miss., found that it will be more economical to burn natural gas in it than coal, unless natural gas prices rise.
President Donald Trump sent a letter to attendees of the National Ethanol Conference saying he “value[s] the importance of renewable fuels,” amid questions over whether his administration will seek to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Today is the final day for comments on a proposal to keep the RFS’s point of obligation on refiners and importers.
President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders that would roll back greenhouse gas emission limits on power plants, lift the moratorium on coal leasing on federal land, and revamp the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule, giving the agency broad authority over water pollution.
Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters before his trip to Baghdad, “We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil,” pushing back against statements by President Donald Trump.
Newly confirmed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is scheduled to address agency employees on Tuesday.
The Senate voted 54-46 to advance to a final vote on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Shortly after the cloture vote, an Oklahoma court ordered the state attorney general’s office to turn over thousands of emails between Pruitt and fossil fuel companies.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she will vote against Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The Senate is scheduled to hold a cloture vote on Pruitt’s confirmation this morning.
President Donald Trump signed a resolution blocking a Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring energy companies to publicly disclose payments to foreign governments.