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EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the ongoing government shutdown causing delays to rulemaking. The rule was expected to be released in February but that’s now not going to happen despite the need for a public comment period on the proposed rule before it is implemented.
Tags: Washington, Senate, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, E15, Reuters


Andrew Wheeler, at E.P.A. Confirmation Hearing, Walks a Fine Line on Climate Change

The former coal lobbyist took the stand before a Senate panel to make his case for leading the E.P.A. and steering President Trump’s agenda of rolling back environmental rules.
Tags: News, Senate, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Carbon Dioxide, Trump, Politics And Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Andrew Wheeler, Andrew R


Trump’s EPA Nominee: Climate Change ‘A Huge Issue’ But Not ‘Greatest Crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head since Scott Pru...
Tags: Energy, News, Obama, Washington, Ap, Gop, Iowa, Wheeler, Epa, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Republican, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Murray, Trump


EPA nominee calls climate change 'a huge issue,' but not 'the greatest crisis'

Andrew Wheeler, the nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and its current acting administrator, said he considers climate change an "eight or nine" on a one-to-10 scale of concern but that it is not the greatest crisis.
Tags: Cnn, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler


EPA nominee: Climate change huge issue, not greatest crisis

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head si...
Tags: Energy, Business, News, Obama, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Iowa, Wheeler, Epa, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Republican


EPA Nominee Wheeler Defends Rollbacks While Pressed on Climate

Wheeler, a former energy lobbyist who has served as acting administrator for six months, did not mention global warming in his opening remarks to the Environment and Public Works Committee, instead touting agency deregulatory efforts he said would spare businesses some $1.8 billion in compliance costs. “How does it happen that the nominee to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency does not mention the words climate change at a time when the scientific community thinks climate change is t...
Tags: Science, Wheeler, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Environment and Public Works Committee


Senators Grill Andrew Wheeler, Former Coal Lobbyist and Trump’s Choice to Lead the E.P.A.

The former coal lobbyist took the stand before a Senate panel to make his case for leading the E.P.A. and steering President Trump’s agenda of rolling back environmental rules.
Tags: News, Senate, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Carbon Dioxide, Trump, Politics And Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Andrew R


The Latest: Dem says EPA's Wheeler 'as extreme' as Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler (all times local):10:32 a.m.A top Senate Democrat is describing President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Senate, Ap, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler


The Latest: Acting EPA boss says he's deregulation champion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler (all times local):9:30 a.m.President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency is describing himself as a champion... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler


Andrew Wheeler returns to the Senate for EPA administrator confirmation hearing

Two very different views of the Environmental Protection Agency are set to clash on Wednesday, when acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies at his confirmation hearing.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler


Fiat Chrysler Worried Government Shutdown Could Delay New Products

Unless you’re employed by Uncle Sam, you may not have noticed the current government shutdown impacting your life by any meaningful margin. That, of course, has not kept the media from spending the entire month scaremongering and trying to place blame (Spoiler: It’s everyone’s fault, as these shutdowns happen anytime Congress has to agree on a new budget, […] The post Fiat Chrysler Worried Government Shutdown Could Delay New Products appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Government, Autos, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Government Shutdown, Fiat Chrysler, Emissions Testing, Uncle Sam, News Blog, 2019 Ram HD, Emissions certification


EPA Hits 30-Year Low In Taking Criminal Action Against Polluters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing “its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.” But the 166 cases referred for prosecution in the last fiscal year is the lowest number since 1988, when Ronald Reagan was president and 151 cases were referred, according to Justice Department data obtained by ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Ap, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Justice Department, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, The Associated Press


EPA nominee Wheeler: worse than Pruitt

When Scott Pruitt stepped down as the Environmental Protection Agency administrator and his deputy Andrew Wheeler took over as acting administrator, many of us in the science advocacy community thought that it couldn't get worse. We hoped that Wheeler would listen to his agency's scientists and alter Pruitt's misguided policies of eliminating science-based policies and rolling back lifesaving climate and public health protections.
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EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.EPA said in a statement that it is directing "its... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department


Trump Says Farmers Can Benefit From Developer-Friendly Wetlands Rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on behalf of wetlands that the Trump administration is targeting. Because of that, environmental groups long have arg...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Ap, Tennessee, Farmers, Epa, Donald Trump, American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Protection Agency, Thompson, Trump, Barger, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Zippy Duvall


This Coal Lobbyist Should Not Run the E.P.A.

President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency has overseen the dismantling of the nation’s environmental laws.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Appointments and Executive Changes, Hazardous and Toxic Substances, Mercury (Metal


'It's ruining people's lives': federal workers count cost of shutdown

Trump’s demand for taxpayer funding for a southern border wall has now led to the longest government closure in historyAs the longest government shutdown in US historyenters a fourth week with no resolution in sight, Jared Hautamaki considers himself relatively fortunate. The Home Depot where he already worked several shifts a week agreed to employ him full-time while he and hundreds of thousands of federal employees are locked out of their day-jobs.At $14 an hour, his retail paycheck will hardl...
Tags: Home Depot, US, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Jared Hautamaki, Hautamaki


'My 10-year-old offered to cut back spending': US workers struggle amid longest government shutdown

It was something his 10-year-old daughter said that hammered home the impact of the US government shutdown for Victor Payes.  The security guard at Los Angeles’s main airport had already been working for free for a fortnight when Haley, the oldest of his two girls, spoke up.  “I understand if there are certain things we shouldn’t pay for right now,” Mr Payes recalled Haley telling him. She was offering to cut back to help the family.  He waved away the concern to reassure his daughters. “I just ...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, Nasa, Fbi, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service


Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE's Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls like the one Trump's pushing today, and said border barriers don’t tackle migration's root causes, and may encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. thro...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Racism, Motherboard, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Border Patrol, Wall, Wayback Machine, Trump


'We want our pay!' furloughed U.S. workers shout at White House

"Stop the shutdown!" protesters shouted in the bitter cold at the union-organized demonstration that started at the AFL-CIO headquarters and ended in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where they hoisted signs reading "Trump: End the Shutdown" and "Not a strike - we want to work." Some 800,000 federal government employees have been ordered to stay home or work without pay during the shutdown brought on by a standoff between Trump and Democrats in Congress over Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, AFL CIO, Pennsylvania Avenue, Elaine Suriano


Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

President Donald Trump nominated Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, setting him up to permanently fill a position he’s already occupied since July. Trump praised Wheeler in November his “fantastic job” as acting administrator of the EPA following the July 2018 resignation of the agency’s former scandal-ridden head, Scott Pruitt. […] The post Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Government, Fuel Efficiency, Wheeler, Autos, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Trump, News Blog, Andrew Wheeler, July Trump, Corporate Average Fuel Economy


Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government over emissions cheating allegations.The settlement was announced Thursday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.The... [Author: [email protected]]
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U.S. Announces Settlement With Fiat Chrysler Over Emissions

The accord in lawsuits over false readings on diesel vehicles could cost nearly $800 million, including penalties, fixes, warranties and compensation.
Tags: News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Automobiles, Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Frauds and Swindling, Fines (Penalties, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Sports Utility Vehicles and Light Trucks, Fuel Emissions (Transportation


Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

The E.P.A.'s shutdown furlough of most inspection personnel has halted one of the government’s most important public health activities.
Tags: News, Environment, Air Pollution, Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous and Toxic Substances, Waste Materials and Disposal


Fiat Chrysler Is Expected to Pay Nearly $650 Million in Emissions Case

The company will pay compensation to car owners and civil penalties to federal and state agencies to settle lawsuits over its use of illegal software, people briefed on the case said.
Tags: News, Cheating, Air Pollution, Automobiles, Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Fines (Penalties, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Recalls and Bans of Products, Fuel Emissions (Transportation


EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency says it is working to ensure the rules allowing for year-round sales of E15 are in place before the summer driving season despite the ongoing government shutdown and despite it having told sources that the shutdown was delaying the rulemaking process. Work has already been ongoing for the E15 rulemaking so making the deadline, even if it’s not submitted by February for implementation by June 1 as originally proposed, shouldn...
Tags: Washington, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, E15, Reuters


Your Makeup Routine Might Not Be As Eco-Friendly As You Think

With the ice caps melting and carbon emissions skyrocketing, it's easy to feel helpless about the dire state of our planet. But at some point, the conversation has to shift away from the doom and gloom and focus on action; the ways in which we can change our daily habits to ensure we're kinder to the earth in general. Eating less meat and recycling on the regular is a great place to start, but there are a few more steps you can take that will make an enormous difference — and it all begins with...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kate Middleton, Environmental Protection Agency, Sephora, Tiila Abbitt, Abbitt


Trump officially taps former coal lobbyist to lead EPA

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The nomination of Wheeler, who is currently the acting EPA chief, requires Senate confirmation. Wheeler, 54, has been the interim agency administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned in July amid a flurry of ethics scandals, including over excessive spending of federal funds while in office.
Tags: Science, Senate, US, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Andrew Wheeler


Trump nominates acting EPA head, an ex-coal lobbyist, to run agency

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently, the White House said, placing a former energy lobbyist at the helm of the nation's top environmental regulator. The widely anticipated nomination provides Trump another avid supporter of his deregulatory and pro-fossil fuels agenda, but without the constant criticism over alleged mismanagement that plagued Wheeler's predecessor, Scott Pruitt. Wheeler took the reins at the Environme...
Tags: Science, White House, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler, Scott Pruitt Wheeler


Government shutdown likely to delay year-round E15

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the on-going government shutdown is likely to have negative impacts on the Environmental Protection Agency’s capacity to implement year-round E15 before its current deadline of May that would have allowed the fuel to be sold during the summer driving season. US demand for gasoline goes up significantly during the summer while families vacation around the country, which in turn would boost demand for ethanol that would be a boon to ethanol producers and farme...
Tags: Washington, US, Policy, Environmental Protection Agency, Government Shutdown, E15, Washington Bloomberg