White House plans fast turnaround on NEPA rules
The Council on Environmental Quality is banking on a fast White House review process as it prepares to release new rules on how the federal government should implement the National Environmental Policy Act.
Wheeler's cost-benefit mandate confounds experts
Regulatory experts say EPA's recent directive to increase consistency in regulatory cost-benefit analyses appears more limited and complicated than the agency had initially planned.
Lawmakers pressure FEMA on disaster law implementation
With the official start of the hurricane season a little over a week away, lawmakers called for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to speed up implementation of last year's congressionally mandated reforms on preparing and responding to disasters.
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.
Wheeler orders agency to rethink costs and benefits
EPA is directing agency officials to draft new rules for how to include cost-benefit analyses into future rulemaking.