In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm townsBy Chris Prentice and Tom Polansek NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department will pause rules affecting livestock as part of a freeze on regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, trade groups said on Tuesday. Trump's regulatory freeze has created uncertainties in rural communities - areas which helped propel him into office. The Trump administration put a hold on new regulations immediately after he was sworn in last week, leading to the delayed implementation of 30 EPA rules that were finalized in the last weeks of Barack Obama's presidency.
Highlights: The Trump presidency on January 24(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met with auto executives on Tuesday and gave the energy industry a boost with action on pipelines. Highlights of the day follow: PIPELINES Trump signs executive orders to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. AUTO INDUSTRY Trump meets with the chief executives of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, urging them to build more cars in the United States.
Snow-covered buildings collapsing in rare US West weatherBOISE, Idaho (AP) ? For buildings in parts of the snow-covered U.S. West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive.
Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch.
Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing
As jobs-versus-environment clashes go, few issues have been as hard fought and generated as much passion in New Jersey as a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through federally protected woods atop ...
Special toilet at U. Mich. takes aim at urine-to-fertilizer
Trump budget pick: Cut benefit programs; tax hikes on table
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office told Congress on Tuesday, putting him at odds with the new chief executive.
Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing ...
Both NFL conference championships reach more than 45 million
Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3