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In the Works – September 2017

  • October 30, 2017

WASHINGTON- Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final report on how EPA, under Administrator Scott Pruitt’s leadership, is implementing President Trump’s Executive Order 13783 to curb regulatory burdens in order to promote energy production and economic growth – while protecting human health and the environment.

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In the Works – August 2017

  • September 26, 2017

Citing recent extreme weather event as further evidence of the urgent need for climate solutions, the U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA)–an effort among 14 states and Puerto Rico to reduce greenhouse gas emissions–released a report showing that member states are collectively on track to meet and possibly exceed their portion of the U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement.

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In the Works – July 2017

  • September 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) will hold 11 sessions to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide recommendations on a revised definition of “waters of the United States.”

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In the Works – June 2017

  • July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — On July 25, 2017 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Task Force released their report to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, providing 42 specific and detailed recommendations to streamline and improve the Superfund program.

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In the Works – May 2017

  • June 27, 2017

National- Five students and their teacher from West Haven, Conn., were recognized recently as winners of the 2016 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA).

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In the Works – April 2017

  • May 26, 2017

As part of his continued effort to prioritize Superfund cleanups, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt recently announced the creation of a Superfund task force to provide recommendations within 30 days on how the EPA can streamline and improve the Superfund program.

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In the Works – March 2017

  • April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — As a vital step of EPA’s implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” EPA’s Regulatory Reform Task Force, led by the Office of Policy, submitted a Federal Register in mid-April to solicit public comments on EPA regulations.

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In the Works – January 2017

  • February 16, 2017

EPA Region I has begun reviewing site cleanups at 12 National Priorities List Sites (Superfund Sites) including two Federal Facilities, across New England by performing required Five-Year Reviews of each site.

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In the Works – December 2016

  • January 19, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving swiftly to propose how it will prioritize and evaluate chemicals, given that the final processes must be in place within the first year of the new law’s enactment, or before June 22, 2017.

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