Alexandra Widas // 10/21/17 //
Recent extreme weather events highlight the need for incremental progress on mitigating disaster risks, writes Dan Farber at LegalPlanet.
The Trump administration plans to repeal the Obama-era clean power plan based on dubious cost-benefit analysis, and dealing another blow to the credibility of policy analysis, writes Stuart Shapiro at The Regulatory Review.
Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, pledged to crack down on settlements with environmental groups that sue the agency (The Hill).
The controversial nominee to head the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention is already serving as an advisor to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (The Hill).
National Park Service administrators and interest groups near Dinosaur National Monument are voicing concern about increased drilling in the area (NYT).
The upcoming UN climate change discussions are likely to pose challenges for the United States, which left the Paris climate accord (NYT).
California is leading the U.S.’s climate change efforts for a range of reasons, writes Dan Farber at Legal Planet.
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) has placed a hold on two of President Trump’s EPA nominees (The Hill).