Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

May Newscast: Will Energy Star Survive?

May 31st, 2017

The Energy Star program is on President Trump’s chopping block, but will that actually come to pass? DWM’s May newscast takes a look at what could happen if Energy Star is privatized and run by the industry. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Budget Deal Keeps EPA Fully Funded — For Now

May 2nd, 2017

On Monday, Congress released a $1.017 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through September. The bill, which must be approved by Friday to avoid a government shutdown, doesn’t feature the deep cuts that President Trump had pushed for in the budget proposal he released in March. That plan called for drastic reductions to […]

Trump EPA Transition Chief: If Your Industry Likes Energy Star, It Should Run It

May 1st, 2017

The man who led President Trump’s transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told DWM last week that “if your industry and others that participate in Energy Star think it’s a good program, then I think you should pay for it and run it.” The popular voluntary energy-efficiency program has been targeted for elimination […]

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Regulatory Review

Apr 12th, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a Federal Register notice on Tuesday to solicit public comments on EPA regulations. That includes the controversial Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), which has been deeply unpopular among door and window installers since it went into effect in April 2010. The lead paint rule is already undergoing a […]

Trump Budget Could Cut Lead-Paint Programs

Apr 6th, 2017

Funding for two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that target lead-based paint in homes could be eliminated under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. The cuts could strip federal funding for enforcement of the controversial Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP), but they would not get rid of the regulation itself. Instead, enforcement costs would […]

What Does the Healthcare Bill Defeat Mean for the Industry?

Mar 30th, 2017

After just over two months in office, President Trump and GOP leaders found themselves in the unenviable position of pulling their new healthcare bill just minutes before the House was to vote.  So what does this mean for our industry in a direct sense and what about other pending changes that stand to benefit the […]

March Newscast: What’s the Future of Energy Star?

Mar 27th, 2017

The new administration in Washington is determined to cut the federal budget, and Energy Star is one of the programs on the chopping block. DWM’s March newscast examines what might happen if Energy Star goes away, plus other proposed funding reductions for programs that affect the door and window industry. Click HERE to watch the […]

EPA Budget Plan Calls for ‘Closeout or Transfer’ of Energy Star

Mar 8th, 2017

A White House budget proposal could dismantle or privatize the Energy Star program, ending a popular federal project that certifies the energy efficiency of thousands of consumer products, including doors, windows and skylights. The plan would cut Energy Star’s budget down to just $5 million “for the closeout or transfer of all the climate protection […]

Pruitt Confirmed as Head of the EPA

Feb 17th, 2017

The Senate voted 52-46 today to confirm Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Republican attorney general of Oklahoma has been a fierce critic of the agency. In the past, Pruitt has taken legal action against the agency he’ll be running. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, he has sued the EPA over […]

Contractors Settle with EPA Over Lead Paint Allegations

Feb 15th, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced settlements with two Denver-area contractors as part of an ongoing initiative to protect residents of northeast Denver communities from toxic lead paint hazards during home renovations. Solid Ground Homes LLC has agreed to pay a penalty of $18,000 to resolve allegations the firm performed a renovation […]

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