PRUITT CHANGES MIND, WON’T DELAY EMISSIONS RULES
WASHINGTON» One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.
Pruitt presented the change as his agency being more responsive than past administrations to the needs of state environmental regulators. He made no mention of the legal challenge filed against his prior position in a federal appeals court.
At issue is an Oct. 1 deadline for states to begin meeting 2015 standards for ground-level ozone. Pruitt announced in June he would delay compliance by one year to give his agency more time to study the plan.
Sunlight Mountain Resort partners with Japanese ski area.
SPRING» A Colorado ski GLENWOOD area and resort has announced a partnership with Japanese ski area.
The Aspen Daily News reports Kiroro Ski Resort is the second international partner for Sunlight Mountain Resort, located outside of Glenwood Springs. They announced the partnership Monday.
Kiroro’s vice president of international partnerships Scot Ennis says the company was impressed with “the boldness” of Sunlight’s $700 single-day lift ticket promotion, which includes a pair of Meir skis and a pass to Iron Mountain Hot Springs. As part of the partnership, Sunlight season-holders are eligible for three free ski days at Kiroro.
Sunlight is also partnered with Alp 2500 ski resort, located in the Pyrenees mountains of northeastern Spain.
Foxconn mum on Trump claim.
WIS.» Foxconn Technology MADISON, Group is not saying whether it plans to invest $30 billion in the United States, as President Donald Trump claimed the company’s leader told him “off the record.”
Trump announced to a group of small business leaders at the White House on Tuesday that Foxconn CEO Terry Gou told him privately that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer could invest as much as $30 billion in the U.S. The company signed a deal with Wisconsin last week to build a $10 billion display panel manufacturing plant.
Nissan workers to vote on union Thursday.
MISS.» The CANTON,
3,700 employees at Nissan’s factory in Mississippi have seen the antiunion company videos. They’ve been lobbied by their supervisors, lectured by politicians and visited at home by union organizers. They’ve seen the rallies, pickets, campaign signs and television ads. On Wednesday, they even got robocalls from former Vice President Joe Biden. Now it’s up to them to decide whether they want to join the United Auto Workers. Voting opens Thursday.
No verdict in Shkreli trial. NEW
YORK» Jurors have completed a third day of deliberations at the federal securities fraud trial of former pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli. Deliberations will resume Thursday.