A new EPA rule could drastically expand the agency’s regulatory authority over streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The agency released a draft report in September titled “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters,” that would be used to provide the
By BRIAN FALER, RACHAEL BADE, KELSEY SNELL and LAUREN FRENCH | 12/5/13 5:03 AM EST The email blasting Rep. Dave Camp’s tax plan as “disastrous” arrived two days before a pivotal meeting between House Republican leaders and their chief tax writer. Read more here.
(Reuters) – Environmental regulators may have underestimated by 50 percent the amount of the greenhouse gas methane emitted in the United States, according to a study published on Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, conducted by scientists at several
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus on Tuesday issued long-awaited proposals to revamp how multinational companies are taxed on foreign profits, igniting a fiery debate with Republicans and the corporations that could be losers under a changed system. Both options could help the U.S.
By RACHAEL BADE | 11/16/13 8:59 AM EST Some of tax reform’s biggest corporate cheerleaders played a quiet role in the GOP leadership decision Thursday to put off Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s plan to mark up a tax reform bill in the coming weeks, according to leadership sources. Some
By BRIAN FALER | 11/13/13 5:03 AM EST Dave Camp is waging a different sort of battle against Obamacare. His Republican colleagues are finally getting traction in undercutting the president’s signature health-care law, and that’s proving to be unexpectedly bad news for the Ways and Means
David Neal Whitley Penn Fort Worth, Texas As National budget discussions escalate, we can expect to receive more insight into Congress’s framework for business tax reform. An important aspect of this framework is a focus on eliminating tax breaks for specific industries. The American oil
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said he intends to release his first draft for a comprehensive tax-code revision within the next two weeks. The Montana Democrat declined to say which parts of the tax code he will focus on. He said in an interview with Bloomberg BNA that he will
By LAUREN FRENCH | 11/8/13 10:42 AM EST Memo to corporate jet owners and companies taking tax breaks for CEO stock benefits — you’re in the Senate Democrats’ line of sight. In a document obtained by POLITICO on Thursday, Senate Democrats outline a dozen of the most “egregious” loopholes used by
CITY VOTERS ON TUESDAY PASSED A FIVE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON THE CONTROVERSIAL OILFIELD PRACTICE. Fracking and possibly oil and gas development is about to go on hold in Fort Collins. City voters on Tuesday approved Issue 2A, which would impose a five-year moratorium on the use of hydraulic