Laws & Regulations

"Biden Push of Trump Nuke Waste Plan Irks Tribe, Washington State"

"The Biden administration’s backing of a Trump-era move to expedite cleanup of the country’s biggest nuclear waste site has run into staunch opposition from Washington state and tribal officials."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/02/2022

Biden Admin Won’t Appeal Judge’s Ruling Revoking Gulf Of Mexico Leases

"The Biden administration will not challenge a federal court ruling that it did not sufficiently consider climate change when it auctioned off 1.7 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico last year, accepting a decision that invalidated the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in the nation’s history."

Source: Washington Post, 03/02/2022

"Oil Industry Stirs Blowback After Weaving War Into U.S. Lobbying"

Industry executives and their allies on Capitol Hill are citing the war in a push for long-sought policy goals such as pipeline approvals, expanded exports of natural gas and more drilling rights -- even as the White House says companies aren’t making full use of the permits they already have."

Source: Bloomberg, 03/02/2022

Dems Introduce $500 Million Air Quality Bill, Citing ProPublica Probe

"Three Democratic U.S. representatives introduced a bill last week that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to create a pilot program for air monitoring in communities overburdened with pollution."

Source: ProPublica, 03/01/2022

"Major Hurdle Cleared In Plan To Demolish 4 California Dams"

"Federal regulators on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement saying there were significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California’s Klamath River to save imperiled migratory salmon, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history."

Source: AP, 03/01/2022

"Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion"

"The United States government netted a record $4.37 billion on Friday from the sale of six offshore wind leases off the coasts of New York and New Jersey, a major step in the Biden administration’s goal of ushering in a future powered by renewable energy."

Source: NYTimes, 02/28/2022


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