Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

” The Trump administration’s plan, he wrote, was “designed to open up more land to oil, gas, and mineral extraction as soon as possible.”The decision is the first major legal ruling on the Trump administration’s plan to lift protections for the sage grouse. Read more »

Trump, Facing Farmers’ Discontent, Plans Help for Ethanol

The move is widely viewed as an effort to relieve pressure on farmers at a time when the Trump administration is escalating its trade war with China and Europe.But, he said, farmers are critical to the president’s re-election effort, and their anger is forcing Mr. Read more »

Bipartisan Report Says Trump’s Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a ‘Crisis’

WASHINGTON — In a single month in 2017, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency blocked scientists from speaking at a climate change conference, its Interior Department forwarded a policy letter to U.That October was fairly typical for the Trump administration, according to a new report out of New York University, led by Preet Bharara, a former United States attorney, and Christine Todd Whitman, who led the E. Read more »

A ‘Chilling Message’: Trump Critics See a Deeper Agenda in California Feud

The fight over California’s fuel-economy standards fits into that last category, but legal experts said the Trump administration’s actions are new.“It looks like a search-and-destroy, and it sends a chilling message to other states,” said Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. Read more »

Trump Administration Threatens to Cut U.S. Highway Funds From California

Highway Funds From CaliforniaSaying California has the worst air quality in the country, the E.ImageAndrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, warned that Washington might withhold federal highway funds from California. Read more »

California Sues the Trump Administration in Its Escalating War Over Auto Emissions

ETWASHINGTON — California and 23 other states on Friday filed suit against the Trump administration’s unprecedented legal reversal of the state’s authority to set its own rules on climate-warming tailpipe emissions.”The two top Trump administration officials overseeing the move proudly defended it at a Thursday morning news conference at the Washington headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more »

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority

ETWASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday posted on Twitter an aggressive defense of his unprecedented move to abolish California’s legal authority to set its own standards on climate-warming automobile emissions.That outcome could split the United States auto market, with some states adhering to stricter pollution standards than others. Read more »

Trump to Revoke California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

17, 2019WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California’s authority to set auto emissions rules that are stricter than federal standards, taking a major step forward in its wide-ranging attack on government efforts to fight climate change.If it was rejected by the Supreme Court, it would allow states to set separate tailpipe pollution standards from those set by the federal government. Read more »

Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Just last week, Michigan became the first state to prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.” “President Trump’s announcement that the government will remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market is an extraordinary and necessary step,” he said. Read more »

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say

The National Weather Service “must maintain standards of scientific integrity,” the inspector general, Peggy E.“Secretary Ross did not threaten to fire any NOAA staff over forecasting and public statements about Hurricane Dorian,” the department said in a statement issued by a spokesman. Read more »

Major Climate Change Rules the Trump Administration Is Reversing

29, 2019ImageThe Trump administration has undone dozens of environmental regulations since Mr.Half of those environmental rollback attempts, like the new methane reversal, will undercut efforts by previous administrations to reduce emissions and fight climate change. Read more »

Trump Authorizes a Space Command. Next, He Wants a Space Force.

VideoPresident Trump authorized the creation of the United States Space Command, calling the unit a precursor to the Space Force, a sixth branch of the military he has promised supporters.wants ‘Force,’ said Todd Harrison, the director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read more »

Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray

ImageThe Trump administration’s proposal would significantly weaken President Barack Obama’s auto-emissions standards.But even as the White House was meeting with automakers, it was losing ground. Read more »

States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule

A Trump administration plan to regulate coal-fired plants more lightly faces a major legal challenge.She called the Trump administration plan a “do-nothing rule. Read more »

Trump Administration Reauthorizes Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals

The Environmental Protection Agency uses the spring-loaded poison devices to kill thousands of coyotes and foxes, despite opposition from environmental groups.Last year, the devices killed more than 6,500 animals across the country, according to the Department of Agriculture. Read more »

Trump Administration Proposes Allowing Drug Imports for Cheaper Prescriptions

Health|Trump Administration Proposes Allowing Drug Imports for Cheaper PrescriptionsConsumers and some Democrats have long complained that the United States should be allowed to buy drugs from Canada, where high-priced products like insulin are much cheaper.Under the plan, the administration said it would propose a rule to permit pilot programs developed by states, pharmacies or drug distributors that sought to safely import prescription medications from Canada. Read more »

Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

ImageSupporters of the Affordable Care Act during a rally in Fort Worth in September.If the mandate is indeed unconstitutional, the next question is whether the rest of the Affordable Care Act can function without it. Read more »

24 Governors Call on Trump to Halt Rollback on Rules for Clean Cars

The Trump administration may challenge California’s right to write its own rules on clean air.Two dozen governors from across the country, including two Republicans and governors of four states that voted for President Trump in 2016, are set to urge his administration on Tuesday to halt one of his biggest climate policy rollbacks: the weakening of federal clean car rules. Read more »

Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback

Car makers sought selected relief from Obama-era emissions standards, while other organizations pushed for a full rollback.The administration must stick with the rollback, he said in the email, addressed to members of the “Cooler Heads Coalition,” a loose-knit group of climate denialists that Mr. Read more »

Canada Signals a Willingness to Challenge Trump on His Clean-Car Rollback

WASHINGTON — Canada has signaled a willingness to buck one of President Trump’s most significant environmental rollbacks — a major weakening of auto pollution standards — by signing a clean-car deal with California, the state leading the fight against the rollback.” Traditionally, Canada has aligned its auto emissions standards with federal rules in the United States. Read more »