EPA seeks public input on Trump’s regulatory reform agenda

Read the full story in The Hill.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is searching for Obama-era regulations to repeal.

The EPA’s regulatory reform task force, established by President Trump’s Feb. 24 executive order, is seeking public input on which rules to roll back, the agency said Wednesday in the Federal Register.

The task force is also working with program heads inside the agency to identify rules that they believe impede job growth and impose more costs than benefits.

The task force will take this information into consideration before it recommends to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt which rules to repeal.

In Coal Country, Environmental Regulations Are Creating Jobs

Read the full story from NPR.

One reason President Trump gave for signing his order to dismantle climate policies was “to cancel job-killing regulations.” But in places like coal country, environmental regulations are creating jobs, too.

The quest to capture and store carbon – and slow climate change — just reached a new milestone

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially result in the active removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

It’s an objective described as crucial by scientists hoping to control the planet’s warming.

The facility operated by ethanol giant Archer Daniels Midland, dubbed the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture Project, arrives at a time of uncertainty for the U.S. and global biofuels industry. It faces growing competition from electric vehicles, and continuing struggles to move beyond so-called “first generation” feedstocks like corn, which can create conflicts with food supplies.