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Trump's Pick Of Pruitt For EPA Chief Signals Dismantling Of Climate Rules

President-elect Donald Trump's imminent announcement that he plans to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General (AG) Scott Pruitt (R) to head EPA is signaling the agency will work to swiftly dismantle the Obama administration's climate and other rules, prompting an outcry from environmentalists and Capitol Hill Democrats but praise from Republicans and industry.

EPA Final Rule Adds Vapor Intrusion To Superfund Site Scoring System

EPA has issued a final rule adding vapor or water intrusion as a contaminant pathway for placing a site on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), with EPA maintaining the move is unlikely to increase the number of sites named to the NPL despite the large number of sites that are suspected of having vapor or water intrusion.

EPA's Proposed Novel TSCA TCE Ban Faces Uncertain Fate Under Trump

EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) proposal to ban certain uses of the solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) marks the agency's first attempt to prohibit a substance since its failed bid to ban asbestos in the 1980s, though the rule faces an uncertain fate as industry is expected to lobby the incoming Trump administration against finalizing it.
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Industry, Environmentalists Aim To Force Reconsideration Of Utility MACT

Waste Groups Challenge EPA Landfill Methane Rule, Despite Initial Support

EPA Fee Rule Backs Utilities' Bid For Flexibility On WIFIA Application Cost

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