The effort to craft a new rule defining "waters of the U.S." will take another step forward today when EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers send a new proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt visited a Kansas ethanol plant Tuesday, where he sought to defend himself against accusations of undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard from a group that made no secret about being “mad as hell” at him.
A quartet of pro-biofuel groups, frustrated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of waivers that exempt small refineries from certain biofuel blending requirements, have sued the agency in an effort to curb the practice.
House GOP leaders hope to pass a farm bill this week over likely unified Democratic opposition, but Republicans head into the debate divided over critical amendments on sugar policy, crop insurance and other issues.
Scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s top communications aide has resigned, following the recent departure of several other high-level staffers. Liz Bowman, who joined EPA last March as the associate administrator for public affairs, is joining the staff of Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, as communications director.
A draft fiscal 2019 spending bill for the Army Corps of Engineers would repeal the Obama-era waters of the United States rule, ensuring it can't take effect while the Trump administration finishes developing a replacement.
A bipartisan group of 18 senators wants to know how the Trump administration will approach a regulatory fix to allow summer sales of E15 as news of waivers granted to small refineries continues to frustrate renewable fuel organizations.