Laws & Regulations

"Trump Eyes Cutting Interior, ‘Environment Agencies’"

"Former President Donald Trump said he wants to cut the Interior Department if he returns to the White House, and indicated “environmental agencies” more broadly are also on the chopping block."

Source: E&E News, 06/04/2024

The EPA’s Power Plant Rule … We’ll See You in Court

A new federal rule to cut power plant pollution and carbon dioxide emissions promises to escalate a yearslong, highly partisan battle at the core of U.S. climate change policy. Our Issue Backgrounder lays out the shifting regulatory approaches from the administrations of George W. Bush to Joe Biden, and notes the legal tug-of-war that has heightened the importance of another big player — the Supreme Court.

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New Law to Give Florida Homebuyers More Transparency on Flood History

"For the first time, Florida home sellers will have to disclose certain aspects of a property’s flood history, under legislation Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law this week."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/03/2024

"Trump Suggests To Oil Donors He Will Fast-Track Their Merger Deals"

"Former president Donald Trump suggested to oil executive donors this month that he could ease the Federal Trade Commission’s scrutiny of their industry’s mergers and acquisitions if he returns to the White House, according to five people familiar with the matter."

Source: Washington Post, 06/03/2024

Groups Urge Johnson To Bring Broader Radiation Exposure Bill Next Week

"A coalition of community activists called on House leadership to take up a broader reauthorization of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) after Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) scheduled a vote on a more limited extension next week."

Source: The Hill, 05/31/2024

Calif. Backs Big Utilities, Trims Incentives For Community Solar Projects

"California’s utilities regulator today adopted new rules for community solar projects, despite warnings from clean energy advocates that the move will actually undercut efforts to expand solar power options for low-income customers."

Source: CalMatters, 05/31/2024


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