Washington Post – Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules – WASHINGTON — Moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s legacy on the environment and other issues, House Republicans approved a measure Wednesday that scuttles a regulation aimed at preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams.
Occupational Health & Safety – EPA Proposes Three New Chemical Rules – According to a report, the EPA has proposed three new rules that will create a new process of prioritizing and evaluating chemicals under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Chemical & Engineering News – Congress considers revoking industrial chemical safety rule – Congress is considering legislation that would nullify a recent regulation on industrial chemical safety.
EHS Today – Six Ways to Leverage Chemical Labeling To Increase Safety and Supply Chain Efficiencies – Labeling is complex; today’s chemical manufacturers are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate the process, and many companies accept this process as the cost of doing business. But it doesn’t have to be.
The Globe and Mail – Trump’s call to speed up NAFTA talks puts Canada on guard – U.S. President Donald Trump announced he wants to “speed up” renegotiation of NAFTA, an accelerated approach that could ramp up the bargaining pressure on Canada as the country tries to find a way to emerge unscathed from a rewriting of the rules of commerce with its largest trading partner.
ChemInfo.com – Pruitt Testimony Criticized as Industry Seeks EPA Rule Changes – As industry groups call on Congress to reject an EPA proposal regarding chemical plant risk management, Senate Democrats criticized President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the agency for his answers to their questions during the confirmation process.
Washington Post – U.S. and Mexico appear to take first steps toward renegotiating NAFTA, document suggests – The United States and Mexico appear to have taken the first steps toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a Mexican government document, walking down a path that would fulfill one of President Trump's big campaign promises and potentially transform the hemisphere's economy.
The Hill – US-UK trade deal faces hurdles – A free trade agreement between the United States and United Kingdom could be coming, but it is likely to take a while. Both President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have expressed enthusiasm for bilateral trade talks, but plenty of obstacles stand in their way.
Bloomberg BNA – Fewer Chemicals May Get Regulatory Reprieve Under Amended TSCA – Fewer chemicals may get a regulatory reprieve under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act than chemical manufacturers hoped for, according to an attorney specializing in TSCA.
Reuters – Trump order targeting business rules leaves key regulations untouched – President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically reduce federal regulations, but the policy will not apply to most of the financial reform rules introduced by the Obama administration.
Update Date: February 3, 2017