Aug 4, 2017

How Trump is rolling back Obama's environmental rules

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Our thought bubble: The big question looming over much of this debate is whether the administration looks to repeal rules only, or eventually replace them. So far it's a mixed bag. Regardless, the process is long and litigious. Repealing most rules will take at least a year, and replacing them even longer, because each step requires a proposal, public comment period, two White House reviews and then a final version. Along the way, legal and political pushback is certain, possibly prolonging things.

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Democrats prep climate legislation in case of 2020 breakthrough

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

There's no chance of big climate legislation moving these days, but 2020 is nonetheless a crucial year for Democrats hoping those odds change post-election.

Driving the news: House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats will unveil sweeping draft legislation this month. And by the end of March, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is slated to unveil its own policy recommendations.

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Israeli officials believe U.S. may release peace plan before election

Jared Kushner (L) meets with Netanyahu. Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Trump administration is considering publishing its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan before Israel's March 2nd elections, Israeli officials tell me.

Why it matters: The plan's release would be a potential bombshell that could influence the results of the elections.

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"No decision made" by Pelosi on sending impeachment articles

Pelosi and Schumer at a news conference last year. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

When the House of Representatives returns to work Tuesday, don't expect an immediate announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

The latest: A leadership aide tells Axios no decision has been made and that it may be a couple of weeks before Democrats can understand the significance of new revelations about Ukraine-related information being withheld by the White House — and whether at least four Republican senators are concerned enough to join forces with Democrats and demand more disclosures as part of President Trump's trial.

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