Politico: Budget would slash Army Corps despite Trump infrastructure focus

By Annie Snider 05/23/2017 11:42 AM EDT President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint would slash the Army Corps of Engineers’ budget by more than 16 percent, undercutting his administration’s emphasis on infrastructure — and following the pattern set by his predecessors in which Congress restores the funds. The nation’s builder of locks, dams, levees and ports […]

E&E News – This man may steer environmental law under Trump

This man may steer environmental law under Trump Amanda Reilly and Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E News reporters Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Jeffrey Wood is acting attorney general for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.Photos courtesy of Balch & Bingham and Flickr. LOS ANGELES — President Trump’s rhetoric has left many of the nation’s top […]

Politico: Supreme Court denies Trump bid to stall WOTUS case

By Annie Snider | 04/03/2017 10:14 AM EDT The Supreme Court has denied the Trump administration’s request to stall the ongoing litigation over the Waters of the U.S. rule, potentially complicating the new administration’s efforts to rewrite the contentious regulation. In a customarily short order, the high court today refused to put on hold a […]

President’s Budget Proposal Puts Bay Area at Risk

As details of President Trumps proposed budget – entitled, “America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” – are revealed, it is increasingly clear that it includes spending cuts that put the Bay Area at great risk. So much so, that Senator Dianne Feinstein said this week, “This is the most draconian budget I’ve […]

New Executive Order Redirects “Waters of the United States”

New Executive Order Redirects “Waters of the United States” Wendy L. Manley Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP Whatever you think “Waters of the US” might currently mean under Clean Water Act, expect it to change again.  On February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the EPA & Corps of Engineers to review […]

What a Mexican Import Tax Might Mean for West Coast Ports

Following a series of controversial proposals and the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, many are holding their breath as they await the Trump administration’s next move on trade. Trump’s proposals, such as a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico, might not only sour our relationships with some of our […]

Trump’s Action on Trans Pacific Partnership Raises Concerns Over What Comes Next

Amongst a slew of executive orders signed in his first week of office, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, on Monday. Trump’s action does not create any sort of immediate impact since the TPP is not yet in effect and still at the mercy of Congress, where […]

From ENS Resources: Trump Transition Team

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