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A panel of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee held an odd hearing today, One Mueller witness,000 out of his own pocket shortly before the 2016 presidential election.Y. and Elizabeth Warren D-Mass Barely audible English said the lawmakers had been "very helpful"The confusion promised to continue for at least another day after a federal judge – a recent Trump appointee – declined to rule immediately on English’s request for a temporary restraining order barring Mulvaney from taking overEnglish’s attorney Deepak Gupta asked US District Judge Timothy Kelly to rule as "expeditiously as possible" in a way that could be immediately appealed "Everyone needs to know who is director of the bureau" Gupta saidThe standoff is quickly turning into one of the highest-profile efforts by the Trump administration to roll back the government’s oversight over the financial industry And it is bringing to a head a long-simmering partisan fight over the CFPB an agency established in 2011 in response to the global financial crisisThe tug-of-war left the CFPB’s staff and contractors befuddled over how to proceed Legal experts said any actions taken by either Mulvaney or English could later be challenged in court should they not ultimately prevail – effectively freezing the agency’s ongoing work The CFPB for example is working on rules for debt collectors which are now likely to stall legal experts said Republicans have been trying to wrest control of the agency for years complaining that the CFPB lacked accountability and its rulemaking made it harder for consumers to get a loan Republicans in Congress for example recently voted to block a regulation allowing consumers to sue their banks arguing it would trigger a flood of frivolous lawsuits and drive up costs On Twitter Trump called the agency a "total disaster"But Democrats and consumer advocates have cheered the CFPB’s aggressive actions against big financial institutions noting its record $100 million fine against Wells Fargo for opening millions of fake accounts consumers didn’t want The agency they say was intentionally created to be independent of Congress and from political pressure from the White House Schumer said he recalled language being added to the legislation about who could temporarily replace an absent director to further limit political interference"We purposely put that to avoid putting a fox in charge of the henhouse" he told reportersThe Trump administration spent months privately fuming that the CFPB’s longtime director Richard Cordray initially did not resign like other banking industry regulators following the election and they have recently accused him of using his office to gain political favor A former attorney general of Ohio Cordray has been rumored to be interested in running for governor"We think that a lot of the past practices under the previous director and under the previous administration were used more to advance political ambitions and not about protecting American consumers which is what that’s supposed to be" White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said MondayWhen Cordray did resign Friday he set off a showdown with the White House by promoting his chief of staff English to deputy director and saying that she would serve as acting director until the Senate confirmed his permanent replacement Trump struck back a few hours later by announcing that Mulvaney would take the job insteadBoth sides spent the holiday weekend in a war of words about the fine print in dueling federal statutes English’s supporters argue that the legislation that created the agency in 2010 the Dodd-Frank Act gave the power to appoint an acting director to Cordray And some questioned whether Mulvaney would have the time to properly run such a large agency while also serving as the director of the Office of Management and Budget As head of OMB he is tasked with negotiating budget agreements with Capitol Hill A deal must be brokered before a deadline next week to avoid a partial government shutdown Mulvaney said he plans to work three days a week at the agency and three days at OMB"President Trump put a cloud over the agency by invoking a statute [to appoint Mulvaney] that doesn’t apply here" said Warren who as a bankruptcy professor at Harvard Law School came up with the idea for the agency "The agency has been an effective cop on the beat and the banks don’t want an effective cop on the beat"Schumer said Trump has nominated people devoted to terminating the agencies they were nominated to run Mulvaney he said is "only the latest in a line of Trojan horse candidates"Trump has installed new leadership at the top of several other regulatory agencies many of which have already taken a more business-friendly tone He is likely to follow that pattern with his eventual nominee to replace Cordray – a decision that Mulvaney said will happen quicklyMulvaney a frequent critic of the CFPB once called the agency a "joke in a sick sad way" He stood by those 2015 remarks Monday but said the concerns among some consumer advocates were overblown"Rumors that I’m going to set the place on fire or blow it up or lock the doors are completely false" he said "We intend to execute the laws of the United States including the provisions of Dodd-Frank that govern the CFPB"At the court hearing Mulvaney’s attorney Brett Shumate a deputy assistant attorney general was asked by the judge whether the government would agree that English would not be fired to remove some of the urgency from the matterShumate said he could not "give any representation or assurance on that score"For confused CFPB employees José Andrés the Washington celebrity chef who once had his own legal dispute with the president over operating a restaurant in Trump’s DC hotel offered a respite "Have two bosses Please bring a proof you work there to any of our DC restaurants and the first drink is on us" he offered on TwitterAuthor Information: Renae Merle covers white collar crime and Wall Street for The Washington PostThe nationwide study found that on average minority populations are exposed to nitrogen dioxide levels that are 38 percent higher than levels of the gas found in predominantly white neighborhoods Breathing the pollutant contributes to heart disease and asthmaU of M researchers estimate 7000 heart disease deaths could be prevented each year among people of color if they breathed the same lower nitrogen dioxide levels that white residents breatheUsing US Census data the researchers compared where people live with newly published satellite and land-use information that estimate nitrogen dioxide concentrations around the countryJulian Marshall the lead author of the study said he was shocked to find such a large disparity in the amount of exposure to the gas among whites and nonwhites In most areas lower-income people of color were more exposed to nitrogen dioxide than higher-income whites"As you get to higher income the exposures go down but there’s still a gap between whites and non-whites" said Marshall a civil engineering professorThat means income didn’t matter as much as race in explaining the differences in exposure to nitrogen dioxideThe study identified 15 states that had the largest exposure gaps between whites and nonwhites Minnesota ranked 15th"Even in a relatively clean air city and a clean air state we still have these relatively large disparities" Marshall said "That’s an important finding That’s not something I expected"Although the study was not designed to explain why there are such significant racial gaps in exposure to nitrogen dioxide its findings do not surprise Minnesota Commissioner of Health Ed EhlingerHe said people of color tend to be more exposed to many environmental pollutants"In this case they live closer to highways they live closer to places where transportation is much denser and oftentimes live closer to places where they have pollution being generated from garbage burners or power plants" Ehlinger saidStudies show that vehicle emissions are highest in the immediate vicinity of a busy freeway major roadway or downtown areaNitrogen dioxide levels disperse after leaving the roadway but it takes about a quarter of a mile before the levels drop enough to blend in to the background with other pollutants said Cassie McMahon an air quality specialist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency "We know that very close to those areas are where those concentrations are going to be highest" McMahon said "If you happen to live near a roadway you’re likely going to be exposed to higher concentrations of nitrogen dioxide"In 2013 the MPCA started monitoring nitrogen dioxide at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Interstate 35W in downtown Minneapolis to obtain a clearer picture of how the pollutant might be affecting people who live near the roadwaysMcMahon said so far levels of the gas have not exceeded US EPA standards but she said nitrogen dioxide readings are higher at the freeway monitoring station than they are at three other community monitoring stations two of which are near a refinery complexAt the direction of state lawmakers the Health Department is also studying air quality A report to the Legislature is due later this yearEhlinger said he thinks the U of M report will help make the case that Minnesota should do more to reduce vehicle emissions by investing more in transit"You know if we have cars that are creating pollution is it fair that that pollution is really disproportionately affecting populations of color And I think as a state we say ‘no that’s not fair’" he said "And really we need to do something about it"The three commissioners voted unanimously to grant an exception to Hess Corp for failing to meet the gas capture goals when unexpected delays occurred during an expansion projectHess was adding capacity at its Hawkeye Compressor Station near New Town to process more natural gas but the company had to shut down some operations for 24 days in November and December The work was planned months earlier but the equipment was delivered late said Director of Mineral Resources Lynn HelmsAs a result Hess captured 72 percent of natural gas in December while the Industrial Commission’s goal was 74 percent Helms said The company asked for temporary limited relief from the flaring goals which the commission began enforcing Oct 1Gov Jack Dalrymple who leads the Industrial Commission with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the gas capture plan has expectations that companies need to meet“Really anytime there’s surplus gas being flared it should be initially a violation” Dalrymple said “And we should have a set policy on exactly how we would penalize that Then we can hear what the mitigating circumstances are”The Industrial Commission can impose fines of $12500 a day for violations of its rulesGoehring called the request reasonable and cautioned about discouraging the development of infrastructure if companies are penalized when shutdowns are necessary as part of the expansion processBut commissioners also said they’re concerned that other companies will ask for exceptions and blame it on delays“We don’t want them to think that a variance is going to be a pro forma thing” Stenehjem said “The burden’s on them as far as I’m concerned”Commissioners directed Helms and his staff to draft a policy related to planning for shutdowns or other unexpected issues and notifying regulators when flaring goals will not be met“We’re going to need to have a consistent policy that doesn’t penalize people for making the investments that they need to make but that holds their feet to the fire on doing all the planning they can and notifying us when those plans come apart for whatever reason” Helms said This is the second exception to the flaring goals the commission has granted Commissioners approved an exception for Zavanna for wells near Williston that were flaring while the company brought a new gathering system and gas plant onlineWells in that area flared as much as 85 percent of natural gas in December but that percent was down to 20 percent this month and is expected to be zero by the end of March Helms saidAlso Wednesday commissioners discussed legislative activity and said they’re getting a mixed message from lawmakersLegislators want oil and gas regulators to quickly address several areas such as more pipeline oversight but with fewer employees than requested and with new rules that will add time-consuming bureaucracy Helms saidCommissioners directed Helms to advocate during the second half of the session for more funding for staff The governor’s budget included 22 new staff to oversee oil and gas development but the House approved 15 positionsThe commission opposes House Bill 1187 which would require all “rules of general applicability” to go through an additional legislative review process Helms said that requirement takes 10 months and would prevent the commission from being flexible and responding quickly to issues that ariseMembers also oppose Senate Bill 2343 which requires the Industrial Commission to report the fiscal impact of actions that have a fiscal impact of $20 million or more Helms said any order he signs that relates to seven or more wells would require him to report a fiscal impactCommissioners directed Helms to testify against those bills in the second half of the session“This is a contradiction and we cannot accomplish the tasks laid out for us in these good bills with the constraints put on us by these bad bills” Helms saidUS Sens Heidi Heitkamp D-ND," Mulvaney said. 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