User login

Inside EPA

GET 30 DAYS FREE

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has taken the uncertainty surrounding U.S. climate policy to a whole new level. 

Sign up for 30 days of no-obligation access to Inside EPA/climate for all the essential news.

EPA Critiques Could Heighten Legal Risk for Vehicle GHG Rollback Plan

Sharp EPA critiques of the Trump administration's proposal to roll back vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy limits could jeopardize the plan in court if the final rule does not adequately address the agency's concerns about the measure's technical foundation, according to multiple legal experts.

Senate environment committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) is pledging to advance legislation to limit states' authority under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 to review federally permitted projects to determine their impacts on state water quality, despite strong opposition from Democrats and widespread concern from states.

The Trump administration is opposing trailer makers' request for a court to require a detailed update and timeline for its ongoing reconsideration of Obama-era greenhouse gas limits for trailers, arguing that industry's “mere dissatisfaction with the pace of a discretionary administrative proceeding is no reason for the Court to order relief.”

A senior California energy official leading a new regulatory proceeding on climate change adaptation says utilities must develop stronger climate vulnerability assessments that include adequate prevention and response planning, arguing that current voluntary assessments are ignoring extreme events and scenarios.