Laws & Regulations

"Wisconsin Tribe Votes Against Renewing Enbridge Pipeline Agreements"

"A Native American tribe in Wisconsin has voted against renewing agreements allowing Enbridge Inc to use their land for a major crude oil pipeline, the latest sign of increasing opposition to North American energy infrastructure."

Source: Reuters, 01/10/2017

FBI Arrests Volkswagen Exec on Conspiracy Charges in Emissions Scandal

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Volkswagen executive who faces charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, two people with knowledge of the arrest said on Sunday, marking an escalation of the criminal investigation into the automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal."

Source: NY Times, 01/09/2017

"Energy Executives, Secretive Nonprofit Raise Money To Back Pruitt"

"Energy companies and their executives have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into political action committees run by or supporting President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. And now Pruitt is getting extra help from a new nonprofit that doesn't have to disclose its donors."

Source: Politico, 01/09/2017

Obama Denies Permits For Seismic Testing To Search For Oil In Atlantic

"For the second time in less than a month, the Obama administration on Friday took an action that all but shuts the door on drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, denying six permits to companies seeking to use seismic cannons to search for oil under the ocean floor."

Source: Wash Post, 01/09/2017

"Washington State Denies Sublease For Coal Export Terminal"

"Washington's outgoing public lands commissioner said Tuesday he is refusing to allow the state's aquatic lands to be used for a major coal-export terminal along the Columbia River. But the company behind the proposal insisted the decision would have no effect on its plans."

Source: AP, 01/06/2017

"Republicans Act To Curb U.S. Regulation; Democrats Poised For Fight"

"Republicans lawmakers on Thursday pressed ahead in trying to strip down U.S. regulations, with the House of Representatives passing a bill that requires Congressional approval of major rulemakings that could affect areas ranging from the environment to education."

Source: Reuters, 01/06/2017


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