The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is on schedule to fulfill his directive to reduce its staff nearly in half by the end of his first term mostly through retirements, not cuts, according to officials. more

Feb 16, 2018 9:15 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The Trump administration has recently signaled a retrenchment in agency actions. more

Feb 9, 2018 8:59 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA has launched Smart Sectors, focusing on achieving better health and environmental outcomes; Harvard Law school Labor and Worklife with CSHS calculated that occupational safety and health data...; OSHA resumes enforcement in Texas and Louisiana... more

Jan 22, 2018 10:21 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation’s energy industry. more

Jan 5, 2018 9:05 AM Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation’s biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday. more

Dec 18, 2017 9:25 AM Refining/Petrochemical

The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country’s biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter. more

Dec 13, 2017 11:14 AM Refining/Petrochemical

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, many of the rules issued by the Obama administration, such as the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Water Rule, have been targeted for review. more

Dec 1, 2017 9:24 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Many environmental regulations have been in place for years and provide a certain level of continuity. However, the national ambient air quality standard for ozone has not proven itself a model of stability over the years. more

Nov 2, 2017 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation’s biofuels policy. more

Oct 20, 2017 9:17 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Iowa Falls plant is the fifth plant to be approved for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s technology more

Oct 18, 2017 9:38 AM Renewables

The EPA continues to implement the de-regulatory agenda of President Trump. One rule now being reviewed for repeal and revision is the Clean Water Rule. more

Oct 16, 2017 12:54 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing to repeal the so-called “Clean Power Plan (CPP).” more

Oct 11, 2017 9:07 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Gov. Phil Scott issued an Executive Order, forming the Vermont Interagency Committee on Chemical management; NIOSH released a new, free, mobile app to help workers stay safe; BCSP has intiated a "Choose Safety" campaign...;EPA awarded $1,592,713... more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The Trump administration has made it no secret that it seeks to unleash the potential of American-produced energy. more

Sep 28, 2017 7:00 AM Refining/Petrochemical

Following through with a commitment to eliminating the backlog of new chemical cases stuck in EPA's review processes upon his confirmation, Scott Pruitt, EPA administrator, is reporting that backlog is eliminated. more

Sep 1, 2017 7:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved emergency fuel waiver requests from the Texas and Georgia officials, temporarily easing gasoline and diesel fuel requirements to address potential shortages caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. more

Aug 31, 2017 10:40 AM Refining/Petrochemical

President Trump has signaled a desire to reduce the burden caused by environmental regulations. more

Aug 14, 2017 9:06 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The Environmental Protection Agency will reject a proposed overhaul of the U.S. biofuels program that would have shifted blending responsibility away from refining companies further down the fuel supply chain. more

Aug 4, 2017 9:30 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration's delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:49 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said the agency must ensure Volkswagen AG's excess diesel emissions is not repeated and will treat improper behavior by automakers "very aggressively," Reuters reported. more

Jul 14, 2017 10:29 AM Chemical Processing

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