Pruitt assigns political appointee to vet grant requests
In a sharp break with tradition, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has inserted a senior political appointee into the role of vetting competitive grant solicitations collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars each year, according to a memo obtained by E&E News.
Del., groups come out against utility bid to delay NOx case
A federal appeals court should scotch a utility industry bid to delay litigation over U.S. EPA regulations to curb ozone-forming pollution that crosses state lines, Delaware and a coalition of environmental and public health groups said in a filing yesterday.
Despite EPA retreat on ozone delay, greens persist in suit
Even though U.S. EPA's attempted delay of a key air quality milestone is dead for now, a previously filed legal challenge needs to be kept alive, public health and environmental groups told a federal appellate court yesterday.
EPA takes comments on guidance for state programs
Under pressure from Congress to move quickly, U.S. EPA is opening what is likely to be a contentious public comment period on proposed guidelines for states interested in creating their own permitting programs for coal ash storage and disposal.
EPA backs utility bid to delay cross-state rule case
U.S. EPA is open to going along with a utility-proposed delay in proceedings in litigation over the agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule update, according to a Friday court filing.