Here are the Trump environmental rule changes that Biden might target

Many were cheered by industry, coastal advocates but opposed by environment, health interests.

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Environmentalists see opportunity for Pennsylvania legislature in 2021, but also expect old fights

The General Assembly’s Republican leadership hasn’t yet discussed legislative priorities for the upcoming term.
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Climate challenge awaits Biden as Trump pushes through environmental policy in final days

Biden's policy team could hit roadblocks as they contend with the breadth of environmental measures rolled back by the Trump administration — and differences within his own party on how to address them.

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Trump administration takes aim at bird protection law that hit BP with $100 million oil spill fine

Proposed changes would legalize "incidental" killings, including predictable and preventable ones that may occur from industrial hazards and oil spills.

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Environmentalists sound alarm over Barrett's climate change comments

Environmentalists are sounding the alarm over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s comments this week casting doubt on the science of climate change, saying her remarks should disqualify her from sitting on the Supreme Court.
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OSHA blamed for going AWOL during COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA has taken a business-friendly approach to workplace safety that workers believe leaves them vulnerable.
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A Trump-Biden debate without climate change is inexcusable

The West is on fire, the Gulf Coast is under water, and voters want candidates to talk about the environment.
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Can public lands unify divided Americans? An interview with John Leshy

It might be hard to believe in the current political climate, but public lands were a unifying issue for Americans until quite recently.

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Trump EPA guts tough standards for toxic metals dumped into U.S. waterways by coal-fired power plants, including biggest polluter on Lake Michigan

Benefits for energy companies would come at the expense of more than 20 million Americans who drink water and eat fish from lakes and rivers polluted by coal plant discharges, documents show.
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EPA announces Colorado-based office dedicated to cleaning up abandoned mines

The Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains will take charge of remediating abandoned mines, including the Gold King Mine in southwest Colorado.

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Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Trump administration rolls back Obama-era rule aimed at limiting power plants’ toxic wastewater

The E.P.A. weakened Obama-era rules meant to keep metals and other pollution out of rivers and streams, saving industry tens of millions of dollars.

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51 years later, the Cuyahoga River burns again

The Ohio waterway that so famously caught on fire in 1969, inspiring the Clean Water Act, caught fire again this week
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Federal judges throw out 'gaping loophole' in PA's coal pollution plan

Coal plants could lower operating temperatures to ‘evade’ stringent limits on nitrogen oxides that contribute to smog. DEP has two years to come up with a new plan.
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The corporate chaos behind Republicans’ silence on climate change

Speakers aren’t even taking the time to deny climate change at the Republican convention. They’re just ignoring it.
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