Laws & Regulations

Interior Dept. Calls For Major Changes To ‘Modernize’ Fed Coal Program

"With just days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Department of the Interior finalized a report Wednesday calling for major changes to the federal coal program by which the U.S. manages the leasing of land to companies for exploration and production across 570 million publicly owned acres."

Source: Wash Post, 01/12/2017

Sessions Failed To Disclose Oil Interests As Required: Ethics Experts

"Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions did not disclose his ownership of oil interests on land in Alabama as required by federal ethics rules, according to an examination of state records and independent ethics lawyers who reviewed the documents."

Source: Wash Post, 01/11/2017

Congressional Regulatory Override — The Rulebook

Regulations about toxic air pollution from oil refineries are among many Obama administration actions that may be targetted for reversal by Republicans in Congress. The key to such a move? The Congressional Review Act. TipSheet explains how it works — and doesn't.

"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

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