Laws & Regulations

"Governor Urges Trump To Drop Virginia From Offshore Drilling Plan"

"Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 08/18/2017

"Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force"

"The world’s first treaty to protect the environment and human health in nearly a decade, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, enters into force today, committing its 74 Parties, including the United States, to reducing the risks to human health and the environment from the harmful release of mercury and mercury compounds."

Source: ENS, 08/17/2017

Suniva, Seeking Tariffs on Foreign Solar Panels, Faces Tough Questions

"At a federal hearing Tuesday to decide whether domestic makers of solar panels need tariff protection from imports, members of the U.S. International Trade Commission focused much of their questioning on why these companies had failed as the overall solar market was booming."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/17/2017

Court Lets Exxon Off Hook for Pipeline Spill in Arkansas Neighborhood

"A federal appeals court has let ExxonMobil largely off the hook for a 2013 pipeline spill that deluged a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, with more than 200,000 gallons of heavy tar sands crude oil, sickening residents and forcing them from their homes."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/17/2017

"Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure"

"President Trump announced on Tuesday that he had signed a sweeping executive order to eliminate and streamline some permitting regulations and to speed construction of roads, bridges and pipelines, declaring that the moves would fix a “badly broken” infrastructure system in America and bring manufacturing jobs back to the country."

Source: NY Times, 08/17/2017

Trump To Reverse Obama-Era Order Aimed At Planning For Climate Change

"President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices by eliminating a planning step related to climate change and flood dangers."

Source: Washington Post, 08/16/2017


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