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Niina H. Farah


Niina H. Farah (née Heikkinen) covers regulations and federal agencies for E&E News. She has previously covered climate policy at U.S. EPA under the Trump administration, and agriculture, fisheries and biofuels, with a focus in scientific research and ecological conservation. Before joining the E&E News staff, she was a reporting fellow for Climatewire. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and dual bachelor's degrees in animal science (with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine) and journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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White House updates rule-busting agenda

The Trump administration's latest regulatory agenda details plans for replacing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule. Agencies are also mulling actions on energy efficiency, offshore drilling, coal ash and drinking water contaminants.