hp for ($i=0; $i]+>!is", "", $news['Contains'][$i]['Body']); ?>

EPA Administrator announces roll backs of Obama-era emission standards

EPA Administrator announces roll backs of Obama-era emission standards

EPA Administrator announces roll backs of Obama-era emission standards

At an invitation-only event at the EPA headquarters, Pruitt promised automakers and dealers that he would keep listening to their objections to the Obama administration's rules and rewrite them in a way that the industry would see as more palatable. But in recent weeks, a steady string of reports have painted a broader picture of a public servant with close financial ties to the industries he regulates and a desire to reward political appointees at the agency he runs.

Pruitt, a conservative who previously served as Oklahoma's attorney general, is also one of several members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet who have come under scrutiny for their travel practices.

The White House is reportedly investigating Mr Pruitt over conduct.

EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a reestablishment of the MTE process in March 2017.

The Obama administration set the rules in 2012 as part of a major agreement with automakers. Pruitt said in a statement Monday that the agency will work with all states, including California, to finalize new standards.

ABC News and Bloomberg News reported last week that in his first six months in Washington previous year, Pruitt made a deal to pay about $50 a night - less than a third the price of similar properties - to rent a room in a Capitol Hill neighborhood condo building co-owned by energy industry lobbyist Steven Hart and his wife.

"As you know, a significant objective of Mr. Pruitt's trip to Morocco a year ago was the promotion of LNG exports, an activity that does not fall within EPA's jurisdiction".

British man charged with assault of Australian rugby captain
Stannard led Australia to a 36-12 Games warm-up win against New Zealand in Sydney on Thursday. "We don't know that at this stage". A 22-year-old British man has been charged over the alleged "one-punch" assault by South Wales Police, the organisation said.

UConn women stunned by Notre Dame, ousted from Final Four
UConn twice came back to tie the the score Friday, first at the end of regulation and again near the end of overtime. Despite the Huskies run, Notre Dame came back after halftime strong, and the two teams traded leads.

Australia coach Lehmann wants forgiveness for banned trio
He needed punishing but I think this is too harsh. " Steve Smith I think is a good guy who made a huge mistake". The Australian media have come down hard on the players involved in the incident.

The New York Times reported the same lobbying firm also represented a Canadian company responsible for a massive pipeline spill in MI for which the Obama administration fined the company $177 million. Last year, Trump's first health and human services secretary, Tom Price, was forced to resign over concerns about private air travel on the government's dime.

Pruitt paid $50 for nights he used the room, Bloomberg later reported.

EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox has said the arrangement was not a gift and the lease was "consistent with federal ethics regulations". Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, two vulnerable Democrats who are up for re-election this year in states Trump won in 2016, joined almost every Republican in voting to approve Pruitt's nomination. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island turned over evidence to the inspector general that Pruitt had used his security detail on personal trips including a family vacation to Disneyland.

"Pruitt's decision to side with Ford and the Auto Alliance rather than the overwhelming majority of Americans who want these clean vehicle standards should come as no surprise as this is an administrator who focuses exclusively on what's best for corporate polluters, not the public".

The president told Pruitt, "Keep your head up, keep fighting".

"Those standards are inappropriate and should be revised", Pruitt said at the EPA.

One official at the White House described Pruitt as taking extra steps to curry favor with Trump, including suggesting tacking on additional import restrictions onto a review of fuel efficiency regulations as a way to strengthen the administration's aggressive stance on tariffs and trade. "EPA will set a national standard for greenhouse gas emissions that allows auto manufacturers to make cars that people both want and can afford - while still expanding environmental and safety benefits of newer cars".

Related news