Laws & Regulations

"Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Over Trump Climate Actions"

"Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back his predecessor’s plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on coal sales from federal lands."

Source: AP, 03/30/2017

Trump Wants To Cut Programs That Help Buildings Save Energy. They Work.

"A preliminary budget proposed by the Trump administration has targeted federal environmental programs left and right for elimination — and counted on the hit list are several popular energy efficiency programs, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program and the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program."

Source: Washington Post, 03/29/2017

"Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies"

"President Trump, flanked by company executives and miners, signed a long-promised executive order on Tuesday to nullify President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts and revive the coal industry, effectively ceding American leadership in the international campaign to curb the dangerous heating of the planet."

Source: NY Times, 03/29/2017
March 31, 2017

Webinar: Go Deep: The Legal Implications of Deep Ocean Resource Exploration and Extraction

As oceans are an increasingly important resource for many industries and coastal states, and activities move further offshore, this World Ocean Council webinar, 12:15-1:30 pm MDT, will examine new legal questions raised as activities move further offshore, beyond the boundaries of coastal state laws into the realm of international conventions and regulators. Event is no charge; registration required.


EPA Didn't Tighten Standards For Lead, Leaving Communities Adrift

"DEPUE, Ill. — Mayor Eric Bryant was leading his usual tour the other day, driving visitors past the poisoned lake, around the abandoned bungalows, and over dusty ball fields until he reached a glittering metal mountain known here as the 'Pile of Black Death.'"

Source: STAT, 03/28/2017


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