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EPA to weigh pandemic-related settlement breaches

by E&E News | June 24, 2020
“EPA has received several notices from companies and local governments asserting that they may have to break settlement agreements in administrative cases because of COVID-19. Whitehouse, now the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said EPA must ...

Thousands of coal workers lost jobs. Where will they go?

by E&E News |
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were close to 90,000 coal mining jobs in 2012, compared with 46,600 today. In the last decade, more than 300 coal-fired power plants have retired, eliminating coal-related jobs in the power sector. In Maryland, the Legislature ...

Plan to torpedo nonbinding guidance docs flies under radar

by E&E News | June 23, 2020
“EPA has rolled out a proposal that would require public comments on new regulatory guidance documents and allow petitions for killing old ones. “EPA is trying to use a 19th-century statute giving department heads the right to manage personnel and internal record keeping to ...

Bernhardt defends tweet urging House to take up lands bill

by E&E News | June 19, 2020
“The Interior Department yesterday dismissed criticism that Secretary David Bernhardt may have misused taxpayer funds to tout a massive public lands bill, calling the accusation “frivolous.” The national nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) ...

Tester slams Interior: Pendley’s ‘got to go’

by E&E News | June 11, 2020
“Montana Sen. Jon Tester (D) today reiterated his demand for the removal of acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley, asserting the Trump administration’s continued reliance on unconfirmed officials “undermines accountability in government.” ...
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