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Administration Scraps Plan To Pause EPA Landfill Rules Amid Legal Doubts

The Trump administration has scrapped EPA proposals to stay major requirements in Obama-era methane standards for new and existing landfills, signaling that it would have faced an uphill legal battle if it had finalized the measures, though environmentalists have already charged that the agency is dragging its feet on implementing the standards.

California air board chief Mary Nichols is defending the major role for the state's post-2020 greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program in meeting long-term emission targets, telling lawmakers that the program's primary purpose is not to spur conventional air pollution cuts at industrial facilities as some legislators appear to desire.

EPA's latest trends and manufacturer performance reports on vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gases show improvements have continued but slowed, prompting a delicate dance by both automakers and environmentalists citing the report as a basis for their respective positions on weakening -- or preserving -- current standards for passenger vehicles.

A barrage of trucking industry groups are ramping up criticism that EPA's plan to scrap greenhouse gas limits for “glider” trucks disadvantages businesses invested in clean technologies and undercuts the agency's mobile source program -- the kind of criticism that might typically prompt a business-friendly administration to rethink its plans.