Laws & Regulations

"Senate Measure To Stop Water Rule Advances"

"The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a measure to block the Obama administration’s new regulation asserting federal authority over small waterways." But if the measure ever reaches President Obama's desk, he is likely to veto it, and the Senate seems unable to override a veto.

Source: The Hill, 11/04/2015

Obama Won’t Yield to Company’s Bid to Delay Keystone Pipeline Decision

"The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had no intention of bowing to a request from the company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline to delay a decision on the project, saying he wanted to take action before his tenure ends."

Source: NY Times, 11/04/2015

"E.P.A. Finds More VW Cheating Software, Including in a Porsche"

"The Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that it had discovered emissions-cheating software on more Volkswagen and Audi cars than previously disclosed and, for the first time, also found the illegal software in one of the carmaker’s high-end Porsche models."

Source: NY Times, 11/03/2015

"TransCanada Asks U.S. To Suspend Keystone Pipeline Application"

"The company sponsoring the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline Monday asked the State Department to suspend the review of its federal permit application, a request that could push a final decision on the pipeline beyond President Obama’s tenure in office."

Source: Wash Post, 11/03/2015

"Fed Rule Would Ban Widely Used Nerve-Agent Pesticide"

"Federal regulators on Friday proposed a zero-tolerance policy for food-borne residues of a pesticide widely used on edible crops nationwide, effectively ending its application to more than a dozen crops, including tree nuts, soybeans, corn, wheat, apples and citrus."

Source: LA Times, 11/02/2015


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