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By Michael Farber, Jonathan Simon, R. Scott Nuzum
In recent years, the U.S. Department of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), has undertaken significant reforms in the oversight of offshore oil and gas operations.
By Thomas Roberts, Bryn Karaus, Darshana Singh
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued a final rule to regulate the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft or drones.
By Susan Olenchuk, Tyson Kade, Frances Bishop, Barbara Deathe
On February 2, the Senate approved an amendment (proposed by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)) to the pending comprehensive energy bill that would establish a Task Force...
By Joseph Nelson, Jordan Smith
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service are currently reviewing comments received on proposed revisions announced last spring to the Endangered Species Act petition process.
By Kyle Danish, Tomás Carbonell, Megan Ceronsky, Shelley Fidler, Kevin Gallagher
As 2010 came to a close, EPA announced a timeline for proposing GHG performance standards for power plants and refineries.
The recurring adjective describing the agreement reached in Cancún is "modest."
The Cancún international climate negotiations commenced amid modest expectations.
In a letter to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson provided assurances that EPA GHG regulations will accommodate biofuels .
EPA finally issued its guidance to state permitting authorities on Prevention of Significant Deterioration permitting and Best Available Control Technology (BACT) determinations for greenhouse gases.
As Republicans expand their power in the Congress, look for a reshaped climate change and air quality policy agenda. Republican leaders have committed to defunding or delaying EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
With just days to go before the vote on Proposition 23, the California Air Resources Board released its draft regulations for implementation of A.B. 32. Under the draft regulations, nearly all allowances would be allocated for free during the first compliance period. In addition, regulated entities would be able to meet up to 8% of their compliance obligation with offsets .
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), the front-runner for Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee if Republicans take the House in the mid-term elections, penned an editorial attributing the country’s economic problems to "the administration’s restrictive regulatory stranglehold on industry."
Top House Republicans wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting information on the costs of planned environmental regulations.
No sign this past week of EPA’s guidance on Best Available Control Technology for greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, the deeply divided working group of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee issued its report on the subject .
Look for EPA’s release of its general BACT guidance this week, coupled with guidance on BACT determinations for some specific facility-types .