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Wheeler: Infrastructure package builds on Trump's lead rule

Former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler today touted the infrastructure package moving through Congress as building upon the Trump administration’s work to eradicate lead from drinking water.
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A brain drain among government scientists bogs down Biden’s climate ambitions

Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled nearly six months into President Biden’s term, slowing his climate agenda.
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Biden to restore protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska

Former President Donald J. Trump invited mining and logging to a vast wilderness of bald eagles, black bears and 800-year-old trees. President Biden is reversing course.
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West Virginia is trading Trump for tech workers

The population is fleeing, jobs are disappearing and coal isn’t coming back. West Virginia’s boldest plan to reverse the slide is bribing white-collar workers to move from out of state.
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Trump EPA kept fired employees on payroll — report

The Environmental Protection Agency watchdog has found two former EPA employees were kept on the payroll by political appointees of former President Trump after their contracts were terminated

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Deb Haaland wants to restore national monuments slashed by Trump

Deb Haaland, the interior secretary, has advised President Biden to reinstate boundaries at Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and also in a marine area off New England. All were reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.
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Biden plans to restore protections to Tongass National Forest stripped under Trump

The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.
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EPA to review rules on soot linked to deaths, which Trump declined to tighten

The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.
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Keystone XL pipeline project is canceled

The embattled project to carry oil from Canada to Nebraska had been on life support since President Biden’s first day in office and stalled by legal battles for years before that.
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Biden EPA moves to reverse and rewrite Trump administration changes to Clean Water Act

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers said in a joint statement they had determined that the Trump administration’s rollback is “leading to significant environmental degradation.”
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Biden aims to bolster U.S. alliances in Europe, but challenges loom

The good will President Biden brings on his first trip abroad papers over lingering doubts about U.S. reliability and the cost that Europe will be expected to pay.
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Biden aims to end Arctic drilling. A Trump-era law could foil his plans

The administration suspended leases that were auctioned in the waning days of the Trump White House. But a 2017 law requires another sale.
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Biden’s fossil fuel moves clash with pledges on climate change

Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined.

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Biden administration wants to give more power back to states to block pipelines

The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to rewrite Trump-era regulations that curtailed the power of states and tribes to protest major energy projects that threaten rivers, lakes and streams.
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