STAT – The FDA on Friday approved a landmark rare disease treatment — the first to rely on a Nobel-prize-winning technique known as RNA interference, which silences disease-causing genes.
Reuters – California and 18 other states said they would sue to stop a Trump administration proposal to weaken Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards.
The Washington Post – President Trump intends to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier, an expert in extreme weather from the University of Oklahoma, as his top science and technology adviser.
The Washington Post – Environmentalists called the decision a major blow against the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, which is being built from West Virginia though the rugged terrain of far Southwest Virginia.
InsideClimate News – FERC is considering revising how it approves natural gas pipeline projects. These states want it to focus more on costs to the environment and consumers.
Reuters – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting chief said the government will withdraw a decision to lift strict sales limits on remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks”.