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Trump’s Budget Proposals Will Slice EPA Spending By One-Third

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 16, 2017

Clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out against the Trump administration’s newly released 2018 budget proposals for discretionary spending – which, among other things, would cut U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending by one-third. Among the proposals, President [Read More]

Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Head; Environmental Groups Speak Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in [Read More]

U.S. Congressman Proposes Bill To Abolish The EPA

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

A newly elected congressman has proposed H.R.861, a bill that would completely eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., proposed the bill on Feb. 3. The text of the legislation has not been published on [Read More]

Environmental Groups Blast Trump’s Pick For EPA Leader

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 08, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt, who has served as Oklahoma’s attorney general since 2010, to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, the decision has garnered backlash from myriad environmental groups. According to [Read More]

Poll: Voters In Four States Suing Over CPP Actually Support The Climate Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

Last year, a coalition of over 20 states launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to block the implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The climate initiative establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from U.S. [Read More]

Over 50 Cities Urge Court To Uphold Clean Power Plan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 01, 2016

More than 50 city and county governments from 28 states – together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the mayors of Dallas; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Orlando, Fla. – have signed an amicus [Read More]

U.S. Supreme Court Halts Controversial Clean Power Plan

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

The renewable energy industry is disappointed with the decision but remains optimistic that the climate change initiative will ultimately prevail.