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Trump Proposes EPA, DOI Cuts; Environmental Groups React

Posted by Betsy Lillian 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]

‘Fossil-Fuel Ally’ Scott Pruitt Officially Takes Reins At EPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 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 2013. [Read More]

Congressman Proposes Killing Environmental Protection Agency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

A newly elected congressman is seeking to completely abolish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Yes, indeed, under H.R.861, the agency would be no more. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., proposed the bill on Feb. 3. The text of the [Read More]

States Speak Out To Trump On EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

A coalition of 19 states and localities, led by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to continue the federal government’s defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). In [Read More]

‘Climate Science Denier’ Pruitt Gets Nod To Head U.S. EPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Scott Pruitt, who has served as Oklahoma’s attorney general since 2010, has reportedly been named by President-elect Donald Trump’s Transition Team the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to his biography on the state of Oklahoma’s [Read More]

Trump Elected POTUS; Clean Energy Stakeholders React

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 09, 2016

The American Wind Energy Association maintains that it will work diligently with the Trump administration “to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy.”

U.S. EPA Crowns This Year’s ‘Green Power’ Leaders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its 16th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, which honor 16 Green Power Partners across the country – including Apple, Goldman Sachs and SUNY Buffalo – for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy [Read More]

Clean Power Plan Heard In Court; Renewables Groups Stay Confident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments for and against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama administration’s climate change initiative that the Supreme Court ruled against back in [Read More]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Celebrates Its First Birthday

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2016

Today, the hashtag #CleanPowerPlan is trending on Twitter. That’s because, exactly one year ago, on Aug. 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final version of its historic climate change initiative. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes [Read More]

Brattle Report: How State Policymakers Can Enable Canadian Clean Energy Imports

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 01, 2016

Consultants at The Brattle Group have issued a report that provides technical guidance to U.S. state policymakers on how to enable clean energy imports from Canada for compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). With [Read More]