E&E News

Interior backtracks on coal nominee’s title

by E&E News | August 10, 2020
“The head of the Interior Department’s coal mining bureau has a new title. Lanny Erdos, who has been leading the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) for 10 months, was previously the agency’s acting director. Watchdog groups noted in an E&E ...

Top mine regulator dogged by legal questions

by E&E News | August 6, 2020
“As President Trump nears the end of his first term, the federal agency tasked with protecting the environment from the impacts of coal mining still does not have a confirmed director. The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement oversees state ...

A ‘bigoted and divisive extremist’: NAACP takes on BLM chief

by E&E News | August 3, 2020
“A large coalition of environmental and social justice groups, including the NAACP, urged members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in a letter today to reject Pendley. Among other things, the letter cites Pendley’s “track record of dismantling the very ...

EPA overhauls permit appeals process

by E&E News | July 23, 2020
“EPA yesterday finalized a rule to speed up industry permit appeals, overhauling the decades-old process at the agency. In past decades, more states and tribes have assumed permitting authority under the law, EPA added. The final rule, the agency said, “clarifies the EAB’ ...

Mont. governor sues to block Pendley’s ‘unlawful’ tenure

by E&E News | July 21, 2020
“Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has added his name to the growing list of those challenging the legality of William Perry Pendley’s authority to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Bullock’s lawsuit is similar to one filed in May by the Public Employees for Environmental ...
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