Above the Fold Environment

Pipes stacked

Today, President Trump announced that his Administration granted the cross border permit needed for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Matt Koch
President Donald Trump signs an executive order.
EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are ordered to review and potentially withdraw the 2015 regulation.
Sean Hackbarth
Illustration of people running away from a red tape avalanche.
In recent years, Washington has unleashed a relentless torrent of burdensome and costly regulations.
J.D. Harrison
A natural gas rig in Wyoming.

Congress is rolling back some of the regulatory red tape created by the Obama administration.

Sean Hackbarth
Ripples in a puddle.

Those affected by WOTUS could have pushed regulators to employ better, more thorough analyses in the rulemaking process.

Sean Hackbarth
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, nominee to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing.
Those who know him best support him to run the federal government's top environmental regulator.
U.S. Chamber Staff
Scary Regulations

Small business owners don’t need haunted houses or horror movies. Washington gives them plenty of reasons to scream.

J.D. Harrison
The Animas River between Silverton and Durango, Colo. within 24 hours of the 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill.
If a business would have accidentally polluted a river, the agency would've thrown the book at it.
Sean Hackbarth