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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 ...

Confirmation would add little to Pendley’s job description

by E&E News | July 8, 2020
“Senate approval of William Perry Pendley, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, wouldn’t affect the agency’s daily operations in any significant manner, legal experts and former senior bureau officials say. Interior in recent weeks has ...

Lawsuit: Pendley must step down while awaiting confirmation

by E&E News | July 6, 2020
“A revised lawsuit by two advocacy groups says the Bureau of Land Management is violating federal law if it allows William Perry Pendley to serve as its de facto acting chief while he awaits Senate confirmation to become its permanent director. The supplemental complaint filed by ...

EPA to end contentious enforcement policy

by E&E News | June 30, 2020
“EPA announced yesterday it would terminate a controversial temporary enforcement policy this summer that allowed companies to ease reporting requirements. Former EPA attorney Tim Whitehouse welcomed the news but claimed a larger environmental enforcement reprieve during the Trump ...
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