Laws & Regulations

"Trump Administration Cancels Hundreds Of Obama-Era Regulations"

"The White House has frozen or withdrawn hundreds of planned rules, a move aimed at bolstering the economy but that scraps proposed protections for workers and the environment."

"The White House’s Office of Management and Budget detailed Thursday how it would jettison hundreds of existing or planned regulations as part of its larger push to ease federal restrictions on the private sector, upending federal policies on labor, the environment and public health.

Source: Washington Post, 07/24/2017

"This Could Be The Next Big Strategy For Suing Over Climate Change"

"Two California coastal counties and one beach-side city touched off a possible new legal front in the climate change battle this week, suing dozens of major oil, coal, and other fossil fuel companies for the damages they say they will incur due to rising seas."

Source: Washington Post, 07/21/2017

Senate Panel Rejects Trump Funding Cuts On Energy Department Programs

"The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $38.4 billion spending bill for the Department of Energy and water programs. The 30-1 vote rejected numerous proposals by President Trump that would have slashed programs that have bipartisan support. The $38.4 billion total passed by the committee is $4 billion more than Trump’s budget proposal."

Source: The Hill, 07/21/2017

"NC Gov. Cooper: No Offshore Oil Drilling In The Atlantic Ocean"

"North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday that his administration will oppose opening up Atlantic Ocean waters to offshore oil-and-gas drilling. Cooper’s decision reverses the state’s policy under former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who urged federal officials to promote energy exploration in ocean waters to help the nation achieve energy independence."

Source: Raleigh News & Observer, 07/21/2017


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