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A new water modeling tool could aid states and others in the quest to quantify the number of waterbodies that would be subject to EPA’s proposed narrower Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule, a goal that the agency has downplayed as impractical or even impossible to quantify given its tight timeline for finalizing the more-limited rule.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a new order says it must consider the direct greenhouse gas emissions from liquified natural gas (LNG) export projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but that it need not assess broader upstream and downstream GHG emissions as it must do for certain gas pipelines.

Environmentalists are charging that the Trump administration’s process for approving new chemicals under the recently revised toxics law without restrictions fails to adequately address risks to workers, building on long-standing opposition to the new chemicals review process as Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has pledged revisions.

States, environmentalists and other critics say that the Energy Department's (DOE) plan to revise its definition of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) is unlawful and would allow the department to bypass cleanup mandates at major contaminated sites, though local officials are welcoming the plan, saying it will lower disposal costs and speed cleanups.