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EPA Considers Changing Its Cost-Benefit Review Process
On June 7, 2018, U.S. EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking ("ANPR") aimed at developing a consistent and transparent interpretation of cost and benefits consideration...
United States
12 Jun 2018
Judicial Decision Upholding The Constitutionality Of The Congressional Review Act
A federal judge last week upheld the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a law that Congress has used recently to overturn more than a dozen federal regulations from the Obama Administration.
United States
17 May 2018
EPA Establishes Final Ozone Designations
The U.S. EPA has adopted final nonattainment designations for 51 areas across the country for the agency's 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
United States
15 May 2018
EPA Streamlines NSR Permitting For Projects with Insignificant Air Quality Impacts
On April 17, 2010 EPA issued a guidance document on the implementation of significant impact levels for ozone and fine particles.
United States
1 May 2018
Preliminary Steps Toward NSR Reform
On February 14, 2018, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") New Source Review ("NSR") permitting program as an initial step towards NSR reform.
United States
20 Feb 2018
U.S. To Withdraw From Paris Climate Deal
In the Rose Garden of the White House, President Trump fulfilled a key campaign promise today by confirming that the United States will begin withdrawing from the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
United States
14 Jun 2017
D.C. Circuit Halts Clean Power Plan And Power Plant NSPS Litigation
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued orders holding litigation challenging two major climate regulations in abeyance—the "Clean Power Plan" and the...
United States
5 May 2017
EPA Letter Announces Plans To Reconsider Power Plant ELG Rule And Intent To Request To Stay Pending Litigation
On April 5, 2017, the EPA responded to a request from industry stakeholders saying it will reconsider the Obama-era Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category rule.
United States
28 Apr 2017
D.C. Circuit Suspends Oral Argument For Clean Air Act New Source Performance Standard Rule
The federal appellate court hearing the appeal of EPA's "Section 111(b)" regulations establishing a carbon capture and storage "new source performance standard" for new coal-fueled electric generating stations has today suspended the April 17, 2017 date for oral argument in the case.
United States
12 Apr 2017
EPA Begins To Move On Executive Orders
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated actions in response to multiple Executive Orders issued by President Trump directing major regulatory reforms.
United States
10 Apr 2017
Trump Signs Another Executive Order Aimed At Deregulation
On Friday, February 24, 2017, President Trump signed another Executive Order (EO) aimed at identifying and eliminating federal regulations that burden businesses.
United States
7 Mar 2017
Scott Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Administrator
The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to be the new EPA Administrator on a vote of 52-46.
United States
2 Mar 2017
OIRA Issues Guidance On "Two-for-One" Rule
On February 2, 2017, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued Guidance in order to clarify last week's Executive Order (EO) regarding the issuance of administrative rules.
United States
20 Feb 2017
Senate Committee Votes To Recommend Pruitt Confirmation
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted this morning to recommend confirmation of Scott Pruitt to be EPA Administrator.
United States
14 Feb 2017
President Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court
On January 31, President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
United States
10 Feb 2017
Trump Issues Executive Order Expediting Infrastructure Projects Approvals
President Trump continues to focus on streamlining government reviews for large scale infrastructure projects.
United States
10 Feb 2017
Regulations-Cutting Rhetoric Continues
Recent statements from Myron Ebell, the leader of President Trump's U.S. EPA transition team, continue the drumbeat from the new Administration on reducing environmental regulation.
United States
7 Feb 2017
President Trump Issues Memorandum Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Domestic Manufacturing
Specifically, the memo requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit comments on the impacts of federal regulations on domestic manufacturers, as well as federal actions to streamline permitting and otherwise reduce regulatory burdens.
United States
7 Feb 2017
House Republicans Intend To Repeal Major Environmental Regulations Using Congressional Review Act
Under the CRA, Congress can void agency regulations upon a bare majority vote of each chamber.
United States
6 Feb 2017
President Trump Issues Presidential Memoranda Backing Keystone And Dakota Access Pipelines
On January 24, President Donald J. Trump signed presidential memoranda jumpstarting the stalled Keystone XL ("Keystone") and Dakota Access ("Dakota") pipelines.
United States
6 Feb 2017
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