EPA Withdraws Clean Power Plan

October 25, 2017

Recently, the EPA published a proposed rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan which now awaits a 60-day comment period and expected litigation.

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Comments Due on Rule to Redefine WOTUS

August 2, 2017

On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule to recodify the existing definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The rule would apply the definition of WOTUS as it existed before the 2015 Clean Water...

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Trump Signs EO on Clean Power Plan

March 29, 2017

President Donald Trump this week signed an Executive Order (EO) directing the EPA to review the Clean Power Plan, a first step in rolling back the Obama-era climate rules.

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Trump Signs Executive Orders

January 25, 2017

President Donald Trump began his presidency with a series of executive orders and memorandums taking aim at the Affordable Care Act, trade deals and federal workers, among others.

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House Moves Forward on Energy Reform

May 25, 2016

The House Committee on Rules is laying the groundwork to reconcile its energy bill with the Senate's version, both of which targed the U.S. energy infrastructure and its vulnerabilities.

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Senate Passes Energy Reform Bill

April 27, 2016

The Senate recently approved the Energy Policy Modernization Act which avoids controversial energy topics like climate change but does address many bipartisan energy priorities.

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Senate Considers WOTUS, EPA Funding

April 27, 2016

This week, the Senate is expected to approve the FY 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill which includes funding for the controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

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NSBA Testifies on EPA Regulations

April 13, 2016

Yesterday, NSBA Board Member Michael Canty, testified before a Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on the regulatory burden facing small firms, specifically those coming from the EPA.

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Amendments Stall Energy Bill

March 16, 2016

A Senate energy bill continues to be mired in the amendments process, first over aid efforts for Flint, Michigan, and now with a hold on language concerning off-shore drilling.

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