Clean Power Plan

Trump’s First Year: His Top 82 Accomplishments

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>Karl Rove wrote in the WSJ that, “If President Trump could control himself, people might …

North Korea

Scott Pruitt’s First Year Set The EPA Back Anywhere From A Few Years To 3 Decades

Shortly after taking office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt set out to permanently limit the agency’s regulatory power in what he billed as a “Back to Basics” agenda focusing on cleaning up toxic waste and providing safe drinking water ― but not curbing new industrial …

Climate

As a candidate, Trump criticized Obama’s use of executive power. So guess what powers President Trump has been leaning on?

At year’s end, President Trump repeatedly boasted of his “legislative approvals,” claiming to have broken “a record long held” by Harry Truman: “And we beat him on legislative approvals, for which I get no credit.” That might have been because just 97 laws were enacted in 2017. All recent …

U.S. Politics

So is coal great again or what?

Early last year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order reversing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. He told the assembled coal …

West Virginia

Trump's war on regulations is real. But is it working?

A year in, Trump's rule rollback isn't as dramatic as he claims. But a radical experiment is underway.<p>In December, standing aside giant stacks of paper representing the morass of federal rules, President Donald Trump literally cut a line of red tape and declared victory in the war on government …

Politics

Trump's First Year: A Tax Victory But Russia Probe Continues

President Donald Trump’s first significant legislative achievement did not come until December, when Congress approved a $1.5 trillion tax bill that …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

I wasn’t a Trump supporter. I am now.

This may seem like an odd moment for saying so, but a year into the presidency of Donald Trump, I’m elated.<p>Trump was not my first or even second choice for president, but a full two years ago I predicted he would win. I also predicted he’d be a progressive president, which explained why I was not …

Webcomics

Despite Trump’s deregulatory push, states are still losing coal mining jobs

The War On Coal, 2017 edition.<p>A year into his presidency, President Donald Trump has faltered on one of his most repeated campaign promises: putting …

Liberal View

The Clean Power Plan Is Not Worth Saving. Here Are Some Steps to Take Instead

(Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters; Edited: LW / TO)<p>The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was proposed by President Obama's Environmental …

Climate

OPINION: Why I stand behind Trump after his first year in office

In a word, one thing everyone must admire about President Trump is: he’s got guts!<p>Yes, even some of you who didn’t vote for him have to admire how …

Wells Fargo

A consequential president: Trump's tweets have overshadowed the impact of his policies at one year in

One year later.<p>In the 12 months since his inauguration, the headlines from Donald Trump’s presidency have been dominated by disruption: provocative tweets, derisive language and epic feuds.<p>All of which has overshadowed some of the fine print — that is, the consequential actions Trump has taken that …

Mick Mulvaney

Trumping the Administrative State

During the 2016 presidential election, the <i>New York Times</i> alleged that the Trump campaign had offered to make John Kasich “the most powerful vice …

Donald Trump

The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm

The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of …

Conservation

A Volcano Scientist Is Running for Congress in California

As the first midterm elections of the Trump era creep closer, scientists across the country are emerging from their labs to run for Congress. The …

Liberal View

Bob Murray, the coal baron with the president’s ear

TRADITION dictates that bad children get coal in their Christmas stockings. But the elaborate Christmas display in the headquarters of Murray Energy …

Economics

One Year In, How’s Trump Doing?

Donald Trump, the most un-clichéd of presidents, nevertheless conjures a cliché: what a difference a year makes. What do Americans think of the …

Donald Trump

The planet just had its hottest 4 years in recorded history. Trump is dismantling efforts to fight climate change.

2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday.<p>The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA said, while scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 2017 was the third-warmest they have ever recorded.<p>The two …

Global Warming

Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEO

A former Department of Energy photographer has filed a federal whistleblower suit alleging he lost his job after leaking photos of a private meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a major Trump donor who heads one of the country's largest mining companies.<p>The photographer, Simon Edelman, …

Politics

From Taxes To The Swamp: Trump's Promises, Kept And Incomplete, 1 Year In

As President Trump approaches his first anniversary of taking office, he and others are taking stock.<p>"2017 was a year of tremendous achievement, monumental achievement, actually," Trump told members of his Cabinet last week. "I don't think any administration has ever done what we've done and what …

Politics

7 Areas of Successes and ‘Incompletes’ for Trump’s First Full Year

Coming up on one full year in office, President Donald Trump is faced with the prospect of a government shutdown forced by Congress—even as the first …

Donald Trump

Trump Dismantled Environmental Institutions During Record Hot Year

President Donald Trump dismantled environmental agencies in a year defined by climate change devastation. According to NASA and the National Oceanic …

Climate

Just In: 26 States Just Asked Trump To Rip Up A Major Piece Of Obama's Legacy

Twenty-six states and state agencies signed onto a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency to repeal former President Barack Obama’s global …

Climate

Fact-Checking The Trump Administration's Claims on 'Saving' Coal Country

"I'm the one that saved coal. I'm the one that created jobs."<p><b>— President Trump, in an interview with the New York Times, Dec. 28, 2017</b><p>As a candidate, …

Liberal View

3 reasons to be hopeful about our planet in 2018

• <b>Methane detectors</b> mounted on cars, drones and satellites are quantifying and mapping this once-invisible threat to the atmosphere (and to companies’ …

37 Ways Trump Has Remade the Rules for Business

The Trump administration in its first year has pushed for deregulation across industries. The effort has included high-profile actions, such as reversing Obama-era rules on internet traffic and power-plant emissions. But there have been hundreds of narrower steps as well, and in some cases the …

Politics

Trump EPA spends first year rolling back environmental regulations

In its first year under President Donald Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency moved quickly to fulfill several promises Trump made during his …

Climate

Recent Federal Developments: January 2018

Article ByGovernment RegulationBergeson & Campbell, P.C.Regulatory Developments<b>TSCA/FIFRA/TRI</b> <b>“Resetting The TSCA Inventory: Why This Is Important,”</b> …

Law

Senators kill effort to restore state control over Va. electric rates, but promise to revisit the issue

RICHMOND — State senators on Monday killed yet another attempt to restore state control over electricity rates paid by consumers but this time they promised to revisit the issue later in the week.<p>Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) had re-introduced legislation that would lift a rate freeze that …

U.S. Politics

Offshore Drilling and Trump's War on the Environment

Posted: Jan 14, 2018 12:01 AM<p>It's rare to see bipartisan agreement on much of anything these days. But an array of Republican and Democratic …

Offshore Drilling

Environmental activist group Moms Clean Air Force has face-to-face with EPA’s Scott Pruitt

By Dominique Browning <br>Moms Clean Air Force<p>No one was more surprised than I when EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asked Moms Clean Air Force in for a …

Climate