Laws & Regulations

"California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars"

"The decision, to take effect by 2035, will very likely speed a wider transition to electric vehicles because many other states follow California’s standards."

"California regulators on Thursday will vote to put in place a sweeping plan to restrict and ultimately ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars, state officials said, a move that the state’s governor described as the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine.

Source: NYTimes, 08/25/2022

"Interior IG Finds Senior BLM Official Violated Ethics Rules"

"The Interior Department’s inspector general has concluded that a senior Bureau of Land Management official violated agency ethics rules last year when she met with a previous employer on potential changes to the agency’s regulation of oil and gas development and climate change."

Source: E&E News, 08/24/2022

State Climate Action Could Be Supercharged By The Inflation Reduction Act

"Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard politicians and journalists talking about how the Inflation Reduction Act will advance the federal government's fight against climate change. But the landmark legislation, which President Biden signed into law on Tuesday, also contains a slew of smaller but significant investments in climate action at the state level."

Source: Washington Post, 08/23/2022

"Democrats Designed the Climate Law to Be a Game Changer. Here’s How."

"When the Supreme Court restricted the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to fight climate change this year, the reason it gave was that Congress had never granted the agency the broad authority to shift America away from burning fossil fuels. Now it has."

Source: NYTimes, 08/23/2022

"Biden Proposes Restoring Chemical Safety Standards Weakened By Trump"

"The Biden administration is proposing to restore chemical safety regulations that were loosened under the Trump administration.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to reimpose certain safety requirements that apply to facilities including agricultural supply distributors, chemical manufacturers and distributors, food and beverage manufacturers and oil refineries.

Source: The Hill, 08/22/2022


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