EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'
"The coal industry was almost devastated by years of regulatory overreach, but with new direction from President Trump, we are helping to turn things around for these miners and for many other hard working Americans", said Administrator Pruitt.
"The new administration is at last willing to look at us, rather than not", he said.
As could be expected, environmental groups railed against the EPA's decision to review the rule.
The EPA's regulatory reform task force, established by President Trump's February 24 executive order, is seeking public input on which climate rules to roll back, the agency said Wednesday in the Federal Register. What happened to coal under former President Barack Obama, Pruitt said in a four-minute address, is "really sad". The agenda reinforces Administrator Pruitt's commitment to refocusing EPA on its intended mission, returning power to the states, and creating an environment where jobs can grow.
Pruitt applauds Trump's signing of the American energy independence executive order, eliminating numerous Obama-era climate change regulations that made it hard for businesses to operate in the U.S.
Several of the nation's largest coal companies were forced to seek bankruptcy protection in the a year ago as electric utilities switch to cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas made more plentiful through a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. "We're going to partner together with you".
It's been a hard year thus far for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Brock said while everyone in the coal industry has "felt a lot of pain" over the past eight years, they always believed there would still be a need for coal.
The EPA will hold a public hearing April 19 on the proposed rule before finalizing it.
"We know that "back to basics" is just code for sending the EPA back to the bad old days before the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act", Randy Francisco, an organizer with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign in Pennsylvania, wrote in a blog post.
One enforcement activity that could be set for an increase: security for Scott Pruitt, the new E.P.A. administrator.
On behalf of ACE's 500 members, executive vice president Brian Jennings provided the EPA with the following recommendations to tackle regulatory burdens, which unnecessarily limit the production and use of ethanol and stall job creation and economic growth in rural America.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has requested around-the-clock personal protection, which would be a first for an EPA chief and could require hiring 10 additional full-time employees.
"If the Trump administration is really concerned about the economic health and the environmental health of this country - if they really are - they're not going about it the right way", she said.
Judges were impressed by Bonner's ability to show fluidity and control in each of his movements and awarded them 32/40. Bonner Bolton, the bull rider who almost died a year ago, got the waterworks going with a very clean foxtrot.
Still, the source, as well as other Trump officials, told Axios that its only a matter of time before Trump makes major changes. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is reportedly in the running.
Rice has come under fire this week amid reports that she was responsible for the unmasking of the identities of Trump associates . Certain government officials such as Rice may request names to be revealed to help them understand the intelligence reports.
Thursday morning, reports of a man with a gun who appeared to be drunk at Lincoln Elementary School prompted a lockdown. He can be seen buying stamps at the Janesville Post Office before crossing the street and mailing the manifesto.
Holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, rose 0.50 per cent to 842.41 tonnes on Tuesday. Palladium slipped 0.2 percent to $799.45 after touching its weakest in more than a week at $784.72 in the previous session.
Engineers from Dialog have reportedly been switching over to Apple over the past year, a source said , according to Bloomberg . Iltgen, who has been covering the semiconductor maker for over 15 years, helped send the stock down nearly single-handedly.
Rose regrouped quickly, however, and has established himself as one of the game's leading players, now ranked 14th in the world. Championship, at the age of just nineteen, Sergio Garcia reached the eighteenth hole one shot behind the leader, Tiger Woods.
It was his third 50-point triple-double of the season - another record - and left Westbrook feeling "blessed, very blessed". He barely missed a pair of rebounds in the final minute, either of which would have given him the record.
The combination of factors could keep a lid on oil prices, which have risen in the past six months after a three-year slump. Meanwhile, it said, OPEC's oil production fell by 365,000 barrels a day in March as Nigeria and Libya suffered outages.
Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
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IS ouster clears way for football comeback in Iraq's Mosul
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Assad says army 'gave up' all chemical weapons
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Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses
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Apple and Foxconn to bid for Toshiba's chip business
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Exchange Club Holds 53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
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Colorado has backed off plans for marijuana clubs
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Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion
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Mass bleaching damages Great Barrier Reef
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