Global Energy Institute statement on proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan (10/10/17)
Litigation details at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.
Case: West Virginia v. EPA, No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir.)
Welcome to the Global Energy Institute-Beveridge & Diamond Energy Tracker. This site is intended to serve as a one-stop resource for monitoring key regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments associated with the Trump Administration’s energy policy agenda.
The Tracker interface immediately below provides a comprehensive, filterable and sortable list of energy-related federal actions tracked by date, agency, high-level topic area, and specific issue. The default view displays entries in reverse chronological order of the most recent substantive action by the relevant agency or court.
As a new feature this month, we are including a list of open comment periods. To comment on these or future proposals, please go to the federal rulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you need assistance with submission of comments, you may contact the authors.
|Currently Open For Comment|
|EPA||Methane New Source Performance Standards for oil and natural gas (FR Notice)||10/15/18 - 12/19/18 (Comment docket)|
|USDA (Forest Service)||Sage Grouse Management Plans (FR Notice)||10/5/18 - 1/3/19 (Comment docket)|
|Interior (BLM)||National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska IAP/EIS (FR Notice)||11/21/18 - 1/7/19 (Comment docket)|
|Interior (BLM)||ESA Sage Grouse plan amendments (BLM Notice)||12/7/18 - 1/7/19 (BLM comment portal)|
|EPA||111(b) GHG NSPS power plant regulations (FR Notice)||12/21/18 - 2/19/19 (Comment docket)|
|EPA||Revised WOTUS definition (EPA Notice)||Awaiting federal register publication|
The Tracker is updated regularly. This edition is updated through December 13, 2018.
12/13/18: Fourth Circuit overturns Forest Service permit allowing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross beneath the Appalachian Trail. (News summary)
12/11/18: EPA announces final volume requirements under the RFS program for 2019 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, and biomass-based diesel for 2020. (Agency summary)
12/10/18: BLM announces final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed plan amendments addressing Greater Sage-Grouse conservation on public land in Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada/Northeastern California, and Wyoming.
12/7/18: NOAA announces issuance of marine mammal incidental harassment authorizations (IHA) related to the use of air gun arrays for oil and gas exploration in waters off the U.S. East Coast.
12/7/18: Montana district court judge halts preconstruction field work on Keystone XL Pipeline until completion of environmental reviews ordered in prior ruling. (News summary)
12/7/18: Fourth Circuit issues stay of Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit from the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service in response to environmental petitioners suit related to endangered species. (News summary)
12/6/18: Alaska district court judge dismisses lawsuits challenging lease sales in NPR-A. (News summary)
12/6/18: EPA finalizes “good neighbor” determinations for 2008 ozone NAAQS.
12/3/18: State Department announces Notice of Intent to prepare additional Keystone XL supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) in response to ruling from Federal District Court in Montana.
11/30/18: EPA announces its proposed approval of key portions of Arkansas’ Regional Haze plan and withdrawal of corresponding federal haze plan provisions.
11/26/18: EPA finalizes amendments to the petroleum refinery National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) (referred to as Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2) and to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Petroleum Refineries.
11/26/18: Oregon district court judge vacates delay of WOTUS regulation following similar 8/16/18 decision in South Carolina.
11/21/18: BLM announces intention to prepare a new Integrated Activity Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). Announcement solicits comment on EIS scoping. (Comment docket)
11/13/18: EPA announces the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI), a future rulemaking to update standards for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from highway heavy-duty trucks and engines. (Agency press release)
11/8/18: BLM announces NPR-A oil and gas lease sale for 12/12/18. Sale includes 254 tracts and approximately 2.85 million acres.
9/28/18: President Trump signs Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act into law.
9/24/18: State Department issues draft environmental impact statement for alternative Keystone XL pipeline route.
9/24/18: U.S. Chamber comments on proposed Section 232 tariffs on uranium imports.
9/21/18: D.C. Circuit orders EPA to immediately reinstate 2016 Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation.
9/19/18: USTR announces exemptions to solar PV import tariffs.
9/17/18: FERC lifts stop-work order on Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction after National Park Service issues a new right of way permit for crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway.
9/13/18: USDA’s Forest Service issues advance notice of proposed rulemaking to streamline requirements for oil and gas leasing from national forests and grasslands.
In addition to the comprehensive tracking database below, cumulative data quantifying the status and progress of Trump Administration energy actions is tabulated in this simplified quick reference list. As of this edition of the Tracker, energy-related actions taken by President Trump include 10 executive orders, 5 presidential memoranda, and provisions in 6 public laws. Further, by our best estimate, there are currently 13 energy-related regulatory/policy reforms initiated or under review, 15 reforms formally proposed, and 35 reform actions that have been finalized or completed. (These figures do not include project-specific actions such as leases or permit approvals.) In addition, litigation pertaining to at least 15 actions is underway or ongoing.
Please contact Dan Byers of GEI (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Friedland of Beveridge and Diamond (email@example.com, 202.789.6047) with questions, updates, or suggestions. For specific legal documents, please contact Beveridge and Diamond.
|Topic||Issue/Reg||Order/Action||Most Recent Action||Agency||Litigation (if any)||Notes/Info/Chamber Statements|
|Water Regulations / Fracking||Stream Buffer Rule||
|Energy Financial / Royalties||Extractive Industries Payment Disclosure||
|Permitting / NEPA||Infrastructure Permitting||