FROM Melissa Lin-Perrella
US Supreme Court Takes Up Port's Clean Air Policy The Clean Truck Program was enacted in 2008, and immediately challenged by the American Trucking Association. Today, the case reached the US Supreme Court and Jeremy Jacobs was there for Greenwire, a non-partisan environmental news service.
Los Angeles Air Is a Little Bit Cleaner The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are still this region's biggest stationary polluters, but the Port of Long Beach is claiming a 72 percent reduction in cancer-causing diesel particulates. It's the result of an effort begun after years of community agitating.
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?
House Republicans release their Obamacare replacement As two House committees take up "repeal and replacement" of "Obamacare," there may be life left in the Affordable Care Act after all. Even Republicans are divided, and proposed changes won't make good on President Trump's promise to provide "health insurance for everybody."
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."