"Federal agencies appear on track to issue at least a dozen high-priority regulations by the end of 2020, racing to enact President Donald Trump’s agenda in the waning days of what may—or may not—be his sole term in office."
Laws & Regulations
"The House on Thursday passed a broad bill that aims to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy sources as part of an attempt to combat climate change."
"The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science."
"The Trump administration has rejected scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, directly contradicting federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that it can stunt brain development in children."
"Twice in the past two months, vandals have struck Terry Fuller's farm, destroying tractor engines and burning stacks of hay. Each attack came immediately after Fuller appeared before Arkansas's state legislature on behalf of a state agency that's investigating farmers suspected of illegally using a herbicide called dicamba. Fuller doesn't think it's a coincidence."
"The state of New Mexico is strongly objecting to federal nuclear regulators’ preliminary recommendation that a license be granted to build a multibillion-dollar storage facility for spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S."
"California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars to combat climate change starting in 2035, a move that could help reshape the nation’s automobile market and its output of greenhouse gases."
"Many residents of Martin County, Kentucky, won’t drink their tap water, a legacy of years of mismanagement".
"With President Trump appearing likely to have the Senate votes to pick Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor, court watchers are quickly zeroing in on the court's likely new swing vote: Justice Brett Kavanaugh."
"Power plants, refineries, and other industrial sources may now be able to avoid stringent pollution controls if the toxic air particles they emit fall below a mandated legal threshold."