Even as President Donald Trump kept his promise to roll back unnecessary regulations that hamper U.S. competitiveness and job creation, his administration demonstrated its commitment to cleaning up the environment and keeping statutory deadlines for making environmental decisions.
Just one percent of American’s surveyed identified the combined category of “Climate change/Environment/Pollution,” as “the most important problem facing this country today?,” in a Gallup poll conducted in July.
The United States Supreme Court has rejected a challenge raised by environmental organizations to the Trump administration’s continued construction of a wall along the U.S. border between Mexico and the United States.
Tonopah Solar Energy LLC, which built and operated a huge solar-thermal power plant in the desert in Nye County, Nevada, has filed for bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, a bankruptcy likely to cost U.S. taxpayers more than $225 million.
Despite the threat of higher energy costs for ratepayers, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously imposed a plan to replace 100 percent of the electric power generated by the San Juan Generating Station solely with electricity generated by solar panels and batteries.
A comprehensive environmental review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the proposed Pebble mine in southwest Alaska, found the mine would not significantly impact regional salmon numbers or reproduction.