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Justice Department Urges Congress to Rewrite Regulatory Policy

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday urged Congress to revise a 74-year-law that is central to how the government sets regulatory policy. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen told Reuters the department wanted to work with Congress to modernize the 1946 …

White House Moves to Weaken EPA Rule on Toxic PFA Compounds in Consumer Products

The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White …

Oil Industry Seeks Easing of Environmental Regulation During Pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that it’s reviewing a request from the oil and gas industry to ease enforcement of hazardous air and water pollution and other regulatory issues during the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal is drawing objections …

Lost Pheasants, Disappearing Grasslands: Is Crop Insurance to Blame?

The hunters tramp through neck-high prairie grass with a pair of golden retrievers named Moe and Buck, flushing out birds in a freezing autumn drizzle. When one flutters from the South Dakota grassland, Dick Schmith, 58, calls “rooster!” Guns rise …

States Plan to Sue EPA Over Greenhouse Gas Regulations

A coalition of seven eastern states led by New York plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue new guidelines to curb methane emissions, a greenhouse gas that may be linked to climate change. In a …

BP Products to Pay $50M for Illegal Emissions at Texas City Refinery

BP Products North America Inc. will pay the state of Texas $50 million for unlawfully emitting pollutants during and after a March 2005 explosion at the company’s Texas City refinery, according to the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Texas Attorney General …

Invited by GOP, Businesses Vent About EPA, OSHA, Dodd-Frank Rules

On issues ranging from the air we breathe to the noise factories make, business leaders want the government to stay out of their way. And the Republicans, looking toward the 2012 elections, are listening. The House’s principal investigative panel, the …