Global Energy Institute - Beveridge & Diamond Energy Tracker

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 below provides a comprehensive, filterable and sortable list of more than 130 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.

Immediately above the Tracker is a list of open comment periods and recent developments. 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 AND RECENTLY COMPLETED COMMENT PERIODS
Department Proposal Comment Period
EPA Year-round E15 (FR Notice) 3/21/19 - 4/29/19 (Comment docket)
FERC Electric Transmission Incentives (FR Notice) 3/28/19 - 6/26/19 (FERC docket PL19-3-000)
EPA CWA Section 401 Pre-proposal recommendations (EPA Notice) 4/15/19 - 6/10/19 (Comment docket)
CEQ NEPA GHG Guidance (FR Notice) 6/26/19 - 8/26/19 (Comment docket)
DOE Dishwasher efficiency standards (FR Notice) 7/16/19 - 9/16/19 (Comment docket)

The Tracker is updated regularly. This edition is updated through July 16, 2019.

  • Notable Developments Over the Last Month

  • 7/16/19: DOE approves petition requesting establishment of a new class of short cycle dishwashers. (Comment docket)

  • 7/12/19: NHTSA finalizes rulemaking to reduce financial penalty rates for automakers that fall short of CAFE requirements.

  • 7/12/19: EPA sends proposed rule clarifying state certification procedures under CWA Section 401 to OMB for review.

  • 7/8/19: EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, as well as the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

  • 7/5/19: EPA proposes RFS renewable volume obligations (RVO) for 2020.

  • 7/3/19: DOE sends final rule modifying energy efficiency standards for general service light bulbs to OMB for review.

  • 6/25/19: EPA releases proposed rule reforming “once-in, always-in” policy, allowing major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to reclassify as area sources when they permanently reduce hazardous air emissions

  • 6/25/19: White House Council on Environmental Quality releases draft guidance addressing incorporation of greenhouse gas considerations in agency NEPA reviews. (Comment docket)

  • 6/20/19: FERC approves order expanding the reporting requirements for grid-related cyber security incidents.

  • 6/11/19: Environmental groups petition Northern California district court to invalidate Interior Department's recently finailzed reforms well control and blowout preventer rule. 

  • 6/10/19: EPA sends proposal modifying methane new source performance standards to OMB for review.

  • 6/7/19: EPA issues guidance to clarify and streamline permitting processes under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

  • 6/6/19: EPA finalizes rule allowing year-round E15 sales.

  • See Full List 

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 12 executive orders, 6 presidential memoranda, and provisions in 7 public laws. Further, by our best estimate, there are currently 13 energy-related regulatory/policy reforms initiated or under review, 12 reforms formally proposed, and 45 reform actions that have been finalized or completed. (These figures do not include project-specific actions such as leases or permit approvals.) 

Please contact Dan Byers of GEI (dbyers@uschamber.com) or David Friedland of Beveridge and Diamond (dfriedland@bdlaw.com, 202.789.6047) with questions, updates, or suggestions. For specific legal documents, please contact Beveridge and Diamond.

 

Indicates Public Law
Topic Issue/Reg Orders/Action Most Recent Action Agency Litigation (if any) Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards
  • 7/16/2019

    7/16/19: DOE approves petition requesting establishment of a new class of short cycle dishwashers, and requests comment on related proposal. (Comment docket)

Energy
    Water Regulations / Fracking CWA Section 401
    • 7/12/2019

      EPA sends proposed rule clarifying state certification procedures under CWA Section 401 to OMB for review.

    • 6/7/2019

      EPA issues guidance to clarify and streamline permitting processes under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

    • 5/23/2019

      OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA proposed EPA rule clarifying state certification procedures under CWA Section 401 in August 2019.

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    EPA, Army Corps

      6/7/19: GEI statement on EPA CWA Section 401 guidance.

      5/23/19: U.S. Chamber pre-proposal recommendations on Section 401 regulatory process.

      Vehicles / Fuels CAFE Standards
      • 7/12/2019

        NHTSA finalizes rulemaking to reduce financial penalty rates for automakers that fall short of CAFE requirements.

         

         

         

         

      • 5/23/2019

        OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA finalization of Safer Fuel-Efficient Vehicles (SAFE) rule in June 2019.

      • 10/19/2018

        OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects finalization of CAFE/light-duty GHG standards rule in December 2018.

      • 10/1/2018

        EPA announces technical corrections to 2012 light-duty GHG standards rule pertaining to the calculation of regulatory credits.

      • 8/2/2018

        EPA and NHTSA announce proposed rulemaking to revise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for light duty vehicles, as well as three public hearings from 9/24/18 to 9/26/18.
        (Comment docket)

      • 5/31/2018

        NHTSA sends proposed CAFE standards for model years 2021-2026 to Office of Management and Budget for review.

      • 4/3/2018

        EPA announces completion of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) process for light duty vehicle GHG standards for model years 2022-2025, determining that current standards are not appropriate and should be revised.

      • 3/27/2018

        The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposes to retain civil penalties for auto manufacturer CAFE violations, rejecting Obama Administration proposal to increase fines.

        (Press release)

      • 8/21/2017

        NHTSA and EPA announce formal reconsideration of light-duty vehicle GHG standards for model years 2022-2025. 

        (Comment docket)

      • 7/26/2017

        NHTSA announces public comment period for scoping environmental impact assessment associated with new CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 passenger vehicles.

      • 7/7/2017

        NHTSA is indefinitely delaying the effective date of the “Civil Penalties” final rule. The purpose for indefinitely delaying the final rule is to reconsider appropriate CAFE civil penalties. 

      • 3/15/2017

        President Trump directs EPA to reopen mid-term review of light-duty mileage standards for cars and trucks.

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      EPA, DOT
        Air Regulations Affordable Clean Energy Rule
        • 7/8/2019

          EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, as well as the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

        • 5/23/2019

          OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects finalization of EPA Affordable Clean Energy rule in June 2019.

        • 10/19/2018

          OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects release of final Affordable Clean Energy rule in March 2019.

        • 7/31/2018

          EPA releases proposed “Affordable Clean Energy rule” for existing electric generating units.

          (Agency press release)

          (Comment docket)

        • 7/9/2018

          EPA sends draft proposed rule -- “State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units” (CPP replacement) --to OMB for review.

        • 5/9/2018

          Office of Management and Budget – Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB-OIRA) unified regulatory agenda projects release of NPRM on new 111(d) guidelines for existing electric generating units in June 2018.

        • 12/18/2017

          EPA publishes advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on “State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units”-- a framework to replace the Clean Power Plan.

          (Agency fact sheet)

          (Comment docket)

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        EPA

          10/31/18: Coalition comments on proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule.

          2/26/18: Chamber coalition comments on proposed ANPRM

          12/18/17: GEI CEO Karen Harbert’s statement on ANPRM proposal.

          Air Regulations Clean Power Plan (Existing Source Performance Standards)
          • 7/8/2019

            EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, as well as the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

          • 2/1/2018

            EPA announces additional public hearings on proposed CPP repeal, and extends comment deadline until 4/26/18.

          • 11/8/2017

            EPA announces public hearing on proposed CPP repeal, and extends comment deadline on proposal to 1/18/18.

          • 10/16/2017

            EPA announces proposal to repeal Clean Power Plan and plans for Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit comment on whether further regulatory action is warranted. (Link to comment docket)

          • 6/9/2017

            EPA submits proposed CPP changes to OMB for review. 

          • 3/28/2017

            Section 4 of Executive Order 13783 directs review and reconsideration of EPA Clean Power Plan.

          • 10/23/2015

            Final Clean Power Plan published in Federal Register.

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          Potus, EPA
          • 10/10/2017

            EPA submits status report, stating that the Administrator signed a proposed rule to repeal the Clean power Plan. EPA requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

          • 9/7/2017

            EPA submits status report scheduling publication of the proposed rule for Fall 2017 inviting public comment. EPA requests the court to continue to hold the case in abeyance.

          • 8/8/2017

            D.C. Circuit grants another 60-day abeyance; reminds EPA that it has “affirmative statutory obligation to regulate greenhouse gases.” (Court Order)

          • 4/28/2017

            D.C. Circuit grants 60-day abeyance; orders EPA to provide 30 day status updates. Abeyance granted through approximately June 27.

          • 11/9/2017

            D.C. Circuit grants 60-day abeyance; orders EPA to provide 30-day status updates.

          • 10/17/2017

            Intervenors file their response to EPA’s status report and request for indefinite abeyance.

          • 1/10/2018

            EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

          • 12/11/2017

            EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

          • 2/9/2018

            EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

          • 1/17/2018

            Public health and environmental organizations file their opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

             

          • 1/17/2018

            State and Municipal Respondents file their opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

          • 3/1/2018

            Court enters order directing EPA to continue filing status reports at 30-day intervals.

          • 5/2/2018

            EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

          • 4/2/2018

            EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

          • 6/1/2018

            EPA submits 30-day status report regarding the scope of the potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

          • 5/9/2018

            Public health and environmental group intervenors file an opposition against EPA’s request for further abeyance.

          • 5/9/2018

            State and municipal intervenors file in opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

          • 6/26/2018

            Court enters order directing EPA to continue to file status reports at 30-day interval.

          • 9/4/2018

            Enviro group intervenors file opposition to continued abeyance.

          • 7/24/2018

            State petitioners and municipal intervenors file joint status report in support of continued abeyance.

          • 11/21/2018

            EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by the first part of 2019.

          • 1/24/2019

            DC Circuit Court grants EPA request to postpone CPP status report until 14 days after resolution of the government shutdown..

          • 12/21/2018

            Court orders the consolidated cases to remain in abeyance for 60 days; EPA to continue filing 30-day status reports. 

            EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by Spring of 2019.

          • 2/8/2019

            EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by second quarter of 2019.

          • 3/11/2019

            EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by second quarter of 2019 and requesting case to be held in abeyance. (No. 15-1363).

          • 3/14/2019

            Respondent-Intervenors file their opposition to EPA’s request to hold case in abeyance. (No. 15-1363).

          • 3/24/2019

            Oral argument scheduled for June 4, 2019. (No. 18-36082).

          • 5/6/2019

            EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that it expects to be in a position to take final action in June 2019. (No. 15-1363

          • 4/5/2019

            Court orders the consolidated cases to remain in abeyance for 60 days; EPA to continue filing 30-day status reports. (No. 14-1363)

          • 7/3/2019

            EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating EPA Administrator A. Wheeler has signed a final rule known as the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. (No. 15-1363)

          • 6/4/2019

            Case argued and submitted. (No. 18-36082).

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          Global Energy Institute statement on proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan (10/10/17)

          Energy Institute information on Clean Power Plan and EPA carbon regulations.

          Litigation details at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

          Case: West Virginia v. EPA, No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir.)

          Vehicles / Fuels Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
          • 7/5/2019

            EPA proposes RFS renewable volume obligations (RVO) for 2020.

          • 5/20/2019

            EPA sends proposed RFS “reset rule” volume requirements for 2020-2022 to OMB for review.

          • 5/6/2019

            EPA sends proposed 2020 RFS volume requirements to OMB for review.

          • 12/11/2018

            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)

          • 10/19/2018

            OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects release of proposed rule setting 2020 RFS volumes in January 2019.

          • 10/11/2018

            President Trump directs EPA to promulgate a rulemaking allowing year-round sale of E15 fuel.

          • 6/26/2018

            EPA proposes RFS volume standards for 2019, and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020.

          • 12/12/2017

            EPA finalizes renewable fuel standard blending requirements for 2018, and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2019. (Agency fact sheet)

          • 11/30/2017

            EPA issues notice rejecting request to change RFS point of obligation from refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel fuel to parties that blend and transport the fuel.

          • 10/4/2017

            EPA proposes to repeal  glider provisions of the heavy-duty truck phase II GHG and fuel efficiency standards.

            (News Summary)

          • 7/21/2017

            EPA proposes renewable fuel volumetric blending requirements for 2018.

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          EPA
            Renewables/Energy Efficiency Light Bulbs
            • 7/3/2019

              DOE sends final rule modifying energy efficiency standards for general service light bulbs to OMB for review.

            • 2/11/2019

              DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) proposes modifications to efficiency standards for general service lamps.

            Energy
              Air Regulations Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction (SSM)
                EPA
                • 7/24/2017

                  EPA files first abeyance reporting indicating that it continues to review the SSM rule.

                • 4/24/2017

                  D.C. Circuit grants DOJ/EPA request to delay scheduled oral arguments regarding challenges to 2015 EPA SSM rule, giving the agency  time to reconsider the rule. The Court’s order places the SSM legal challenge in abeyance for 90 days, and requires EPA to submit a 90-day status report.

                • 6/12/2015

                  Environmental and industry groups file for review of Agency final rule regarding State Implementation Plans’ SSM policies. 

                • 10/23/2017

                  EPA files its second 90-day status report.

                • 1/19/2018

                  EPA files its third 90-day status report.

                • 4/19/2018

                  EPA files its fourth 90-day status report.

                • 7/18/2018

                  EPA files its fifth 90-day status report.

                • 10/16/2018

                  EPA files its sixth 90-day status report stating that the rule is still under review. 

                • 2/8/2019

                  EPA files its sixth 90-day status report stating that the rule is still under review.

                • 7/1/2019

                  Petitioner Utility Air Regulatory Group files motion for voluntary dismissal of its petition for review. 

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                Case: Envtl. Comm. FL Elec. Power Coordinating Grp. v. EPA, No. 15-1239 (D.C. Cir.)

                Permitting / NEPA Greenhouse Gases
                • 6/26/2019

                  White House Council on Environmental Quality releases draft guidance addressing incorporation of greenhouse gas considerations in agency NEPA reviews. (Comment docket)

                CEQ
                  Air Regulations CAA Section 112
                  • 6/25/2019

                    EPA releases proposed rule reforming “once-in, always-in” policy, allowing major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to reclassify as area sources when they permanently reduce hazardous air emissions.

                  • 5/23/2019

                    OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects proposed EPA rule reclassifying when a major source can become an area source under CAA Section 112 in June 2019.

                  • 10/19/2018

                    OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects February 2019 release of proposed rule reflecting changes made in 1/25/18 guidance memorandum. 

                  • 1/25/2018

                    EPA issues guidance memorandum reversing “once-in, always-in” policy under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.

                    (Press release)

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                  EPA
                  • 3/26/2018

                    Environmental petitioners file for review of EPA’s action reversing once-in, always-in policy.

                  • 1/14/2019

                    Trade group intervenors file their response brief to petitioners' opening brief. Trade group amici also file their amicus brief.

                  • 12/21/2018

                    Respondent EPA files its response to petitioners’ opening brief.

                  • 2/19/2019

                    Oral argument scheduled for April 1, 2019.

                  • 4/1/2019

                    Oral argument held.

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                  Air Regulations MATS "Supplemental Findings"
                  • 2/7/2019

                    EPA MATS supplemental cost finding proposal formally published in the Federal Register.

                  • 12/28/2018

                    EPA announces proposal to revise MATS supplemental cost finding. 

                  • 10/19/2018

                    EPA sends proposed changes modifying 2012 MATS regulation to OMB for review.

                  • 7/29/2018

                    EPA informally announces that it plans to reconsider the 2012 MATS regulation.

                  • 5/9/2018

                    OMB-OIRA semiannual unified regulatory agenda projects proposed rulemaking addressing MATS regulation will be released in August 2018.

                  • 4/25/2016

                    EPA issues Supplemental Finding responding to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA, 135 S. Ct. 2699 (2015), discussing the appropriateness of associated costs including MATS, in regulating coal and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs). 

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                  EPA
                  • 7/26/2017

                    EPA submits its status report stating that EPA is continuing to review its finding to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                  • 4/27/2017

                    D.C. Circuit order in response to DOJ/EPA request postpones May 18 oral arguments; grants 90-day abeyance.

                  • 4/25/2017

                    Industry files petition for review of final agency action regarding findings for coal- and oil-fired energy generating units. 

                  • 10/24/2017

                    EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the Supplemental Finding to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                  • 1/19/2018

                    EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                  • 4/19/2018

                    EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                  • 7/18/2018

                    EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                  • 10/16/2018

                    EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.” EPA will submit its next status report in 90 days.

                  • 1/14/2019

                    EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.” EPA will submit its next status report in 90 days.

                  • 6/24/2019

                    Court grants Utility Air Regulatory Group’s motion for voluntary dismissal of its petition for review. 

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                  04/17/19: U.S. Chamber comments on MATS proposal

                  03/26/19: Coalition comments on MATS proposal

                  03/18/19: U.S. Chamber comments at EPA public hearing on MATS proposal

                  Case: Murray Energy v. EPA, No. 16-1127 (D.C. Cir.)

                  Electricity Cyber Security
                  • 6/20/2019

                    FERC approves order expanding the reporting requirements for grid-related cyber security incidents

                  FERC
                    Water Regulations / Fracking Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)
                    • 5/23/2019

                      OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects finalization of rules repealing and replacing WOTUS in August 2019 and December 2019, respectively.

                    • 2/14/2019

                      EPA and Army Corps WOTUS proposal formally published in Federal Register.

                    • 12/11/2018

                      EPA proposes revised definition of WOTUS.

                      (Press release and fact sheets)

                      (Comment docket awaiting FR publication)

                    • 10/19/2018

                      Office of Management and Budget - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB-OIRA) spring unified regulatory agenda projects release of proposed rule to revise the definition of WOTUS in November 2018 and finalization of WOTUS repeal in March 2019.

                    • 7/12/2018

                      EPA issues supplemental proposal to clarify and request additional public comment on the July 2017 proposal to permanently repeal the 2015 WOTUS rule.

                    • 6/15/2018

                      EPA sends proposed “step 2” definition of Waters of the United States rule to Office of Management and Budget.

                      (Agency press release)

                    • 6/11/2018

                      District Court for the Southern District of Georgia granted Plaintiffs’ (11 states) motion for preliminary injunction effectively blocking implementation of WOTUS Rule. 

                    • 5/9/2018

                      OMB-OIRA spring unified regulatory agenda projects release of supplemental proposal regarding the proposed repeal in 5/18, followed by repeal finalization in 11/18. The agenda projects a revised WOTUS definition will be proposed in 8/18.

                    • 4/11/2018

                      EPA sends proposal finalizing repeal of WOTUS and recodifying the preexisting definition of a WOTUS to OMB for final review.

                      (EO 12866 meetings)

                    • 3/30/2018

                      EPA delegates oversight of Clean Water Act permitting decisions to Office of Water.

                    • 2/6/2018

                      EPA finalizes proposal delaying effective implementation date of the 2015 WOTUS rule until February 6, 2020.

                      (Agency press release)

                    • 11/22/2017

                      EPA proposes to delay the effective implementation date of the WOTUS rule until 2020, to ensure that the prior definition of “waters of the United States” remains in effect while further changes to the definition are considered. (Regulations.gov docket)

                       

                    • 6/28/2017

                      EPA, Army Corps formally propose repeal of 2015 Waters of the U.S. regulation and announce intention to pursue follow-on rulemaking revising definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

                      (Federal Register)

                    • 2/28/2017

                      Executive Order 13778 directing EPA to review and reconsider its “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation.

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                    Potus, EPA
                    • 6/30/2017

                      EPA files notice of publication of proposed rulemaking to re-codify the definition of WOTUS. (No. 15-3751).

                    • 4/3/2017

                      Supreme Court denies Trump Administration request to halt review of case to determine appropriate jurisdiction. (Supreme Court argument scheduled 10/11/17).

                    • 1/25/2017

                      Sixth Circuit grants abeyance in Murray Energy v. EPA lawsuit against (stayed) WOTUS regulation, pending Trump Administration review of the rule. (No. 15-3751).urt grants certiorari on motion by Murray Energy v. EPA intervenor National Association of Manufacturers regarding which federal court has jurisdiction over EPA’s WOTUS rule. (No. 15-3751). 

                    • 1/13/2017

                      Supreme Court grants certiorari on motion by Murray Energy v. EPA intervenor National Association of Manufacturers regarding which federal court has jurisdiction over EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule.

                    • 7/13/2015

                      Industry petitioners file for review of Agency final action defining “Waters of the United States” in Murray Energy v. EPA. (No. 15-3751).

                    • 11/22/2017

                      Federal Respondents file notice of publication of proposed rule. (No. 15-3751).

                    • 1/22/2018

                      Supreme Court issues an opinion concluding that the final rule under review is an action that falls outside the judicial review, thereby determining that that litigation involving EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” regulation and other Clean Water Act rules should be heard by federal district courts. (No. 15-3751).

                    • 3/23/2018

                      U.S. District Court of North Dakota issues an order granting states’ request to resume litigation on WOTUS rule.

                    • 2/28/2018

                      Sixth Circuit lifts nationwide stay of Waters of the U.S. rule. (No. 15-3751).

                    • 6/8/2018

                      District Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction blocking WOTUS rule. (No. 15-00079).

                    • 6/6/2018

                      National Wildlife Federation and One Hundred Miles filed brief in opposition of the motion for preliminary injunction. (No. 15-00079).

                    • 6/6/2018

                      Plaintiffs’ file a brief in support for a motion for preliminary injunction. (No. 15-00079).

                    • 7/3/2018

                      Intervenors file their answer and defenses opposing the amended complaint. (No. 15-cv-00079 )

                    • 8/31/2018

                      State of Georgia files its motion for summary judgment.

                    • 8/31/2018

                      Intervenor American Farm Bureau files motion for summary judgment.

                    • 8/31/2018

                      Federal defendants file their answer to state plaintiffs.

                    • 8/16/2018

                      District Court invalidates EPA delay of WOTUS rule, reinstating the regulation in 26 states.

                    • 10/10/2018

                      Federal Defendants file their opposition to American Farm Bureau’s motion for summary judgment; Environmental groups file opposition to summary judgment and cross-motion for summary judgment.

                    • 11/26/2018

                      Oregon district court judge vacates delay of WOTUS regulation, following similar 8/16/18 decision in South Carolina. 

                    • 11/7/2018

                      American Farm Bureau files its reply to Federal Defendants’ opposition to motion for summary judgment. 

                    • 11/24/2018

                      Intervenor environmental groups file their reply in support of cross motion for summary judgment.

                    • 5/29/2019

                      Texas District Court remands 2015 WOTUS rule, granting a motion for summary judgment that the Final Rule violated the notice-and-comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act violations (News summary) (No. 3:15-CV-00162)

                    • 6/12/2019

                      Oklahoma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other business groups asked 10th Circuit to review district court decision denying motion for preliminary injunction.

                    • 5/29/2019

                      Northern District of Oklahoma denies motion for preliminary injunction, finding lack of irreparable harm, leaving rule in place while it considers the merits.

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                    4/15/19: U.S. Chamber comments on proposed revised WOTUS definition.

                    8/14/18: U.S. Chamber comments on WOTUS supplemental proposal; Waters Advocacy Coalition comments on supplemental proposal.

                    12/13/17: U.S. Chamber comments on proposal to delay WOTUS implementation date.

                    Waters Advocacy Coalition 9/27/17 letter on proposed WOTUS repeal.

                    U.S. Chamber 9/25/17 comments on proposed WOTUS repeal.

                    Coalition letter supporting executive order on WOTUS rule.

                    Blog and Chamber statement: EPA Will Repeal Obama’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule.

                    Litigation details at Chamber Litigation Center

                    Case: State of Georgia et al. v. McCarthy et al., No. 15-cv-00079 (S.D. Ga)

                    Case: Murray Energy v. EPA, No. 15-3751 (6th Cir.)

                    Case: Nat’l Assn. of Mfr. v. Dep’t of Def., No. 16-299 (S. Ct.)

                    General / Energy Development Offshore energy
                    • 5/15/2019

                      Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement finalizes revisions to well control and blowout preventer regulations.

                    • 10/19/2018

                      OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects finalization of Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule in December 2018.

                    • 4/27/2018

                      Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement proposes modifications to Blowout Preventer and Well Control Rule.

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                    Interior
                    • 6/11/2019

                      Environmental groups petition Northern California district court to invalidate Interior Department's recently finailzed reforms well control and blowout preventer rule. 

                       

                    Air Regulations Regional Haze
                      EPA
                      • 3/12/2018

                        In status report to the Tenth Circuit, EPA says it plans to develop a new regional haze plan for Utah after completing new air quality modeling simulations later this spring.

                      • 9/11/2017

                        Tenth Circuit grants request from PacifiCorp and State of Utah to stay litigation on EPA’s 2016 regional haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) while EPA reconsiders the rule.

                      • 6/11/2018

                        Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file status report by Sep. 10, 2018.

                      • 9/10/2018

                        Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file a status report by Dec. 10, 2018.

                      • 12/10/2018

                        EPA files its status report stating it is conducting technical analyses of the regional haze Final Rule (Utah implementation plan) and will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking.

                      • 3/11/2019

                        Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file a status report by June 10, 2019.

                      • 6/10/2019

                        Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file a status report by Sep. 9, 2019.

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                      Case: Utah v. EPA, No. 16-9541 (10th Cir.)

                      Air Regulations Methane NSPS
                      • 6/10/2019

                        EPA sends proposal modifying methane new source performance standards to OMB for review.

                      • 5/23/2019

                        OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA finalization of methane new source performance standards rule in September 2019.

                      • 10/19/2018

                        OMB-OIRA fall regulatory agenda projects finalization of methane new source performance standards rule in April 2019

                      • 10/15/2018

                        EPA formally proposes changes to methane new source performance standards (OOOOa, or "Quad O" rules) that “streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and significantly decrease unnecessary burdens on domestic energy producers.” (Comment docket)

                      • 5/9/2018

                        Office of Management and Budget - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB-OIRA) spring unified regulatory agenda projects finalization of methane New Source Performance Standards (NSPS, 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOOa) rulemaking in November 2018.

                      • 3/12/2018

                        EPA finalizes amendments to the Oil and Gas Sector rule, removing the requirement for completion of delayed repair during unscheduled and emergency vent blowdowns and providing for separate monitoring requirements for well sites on the Alaskan North Slope.

                      • 11/8/2017

                        EPA issues a notice seeking comment on the agency’s proposed stays of certain requirements in  2016 NSPS for the oil and gas industry.

                        (Agency fact sheet)

                      • 6/16/2017

                        EPA issues order proposing to stay for two years the implementation of 2016 New Source Performance Standards emission standards emission standards from oil and gas production.

                      • 6/14/2017

                        EPA announces its intention to stop development of emission guidelines for existing oil and gas sources.

                      • 6/5/2017

                        EPA issues a 90-day stay of agency rules limiting methane leaks at drilling sites.

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                      EPA
                      • 8/10/2017

                        Industry and State petitioners’ request for a rehearing en banc denied. (No. 17-1145).

                      • 7/31/2017

                        D.C. Circuit en banc panel vacates EPA’s 90-day pause of methane rule implementation for new oil and gas sources, putting the rule back into effect. (No. 17-1145).

                      • 7/13/2017

                        D.C. Circuit grants EPA request to delay enforcement of methane NSPS regulation for 14 days while the agency considers whether to appeal the ruling.  (No. 17-1145).

                      • 7/3/2017

                        D.C. Circuit invalidates EPA two-year administrative stay of 2016 methane NSPS regulation; orders immediate enforcement of rule.

                      • 6/5/2017

                        Environmental petitioners file for review of EPA’s final action staying its own methane NSPS regulations on oil and gas sites.  (No.17-1145).

                      • 5/30/2018

                        Intervenor Environmental Defense Fund files a complaint compelling EPA to issue methane emission guidelines from existing oil and gas sources. (No. 18-773)

                      • 4/5/2018

                        State and local governments file complaint against EPA to comply with  nondiscretionary duty via  Clean Air Act to set methane emission guidelines for oil and gas sources. (No. 18-773).

                      • 4/4/2018

                        State and local governments file complaint against EPA stating that the agency failed to set standards for methane emissions from existing oil and gas infrastructure. (No. 17-1145).

                      • 7/31/2018

                        EPA files answer to complaint. (No. 18-773).

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                      Case: Clean Air Council v. EPA, No. 17-1145 (D.C. Cir.)

                      Case: State of New York v. Pruitt, No. 18-773 (D.D.C.)

                       

                      Permitting / NEPA Pipelines
                      • 3/29/2019

                        President Trump signs Presidential Memorandum granting permit to construct Keystone XL pipeline.

                      • 12/3/2018

                        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 relating to greenhouse gas emissions, oil spills, cultural resources, and market analysis. 

                      • 9/24/2018

                        State Department issues draft environmental impact statement for alternative Keystone XL pipeline route.

                      • 7/30/2018

                        State Department releases draft environmental assessment of revised Keystone XL pipeline route, initiating 60-day comment period.

                        (Comment docket)

                      • 7/15/2018

                        Court issues partial order on summary judgment regarding NEPA compliance.

                      • 4/4/2017

                        Department of State issues Presidential Permit to Keystone XL pipeline.

                      • 1/24/2017

                        Presidential Memorandum directing relevant federal agencies to promptly complete review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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                      Potus, Army Corps
                      • 10/4/2017

                        Parties file statement of stipulated facts; Plaintiffs file a Preliminary Pretrial Statement

                      • 3/30/2017

                        Environmental petitioners file for review of final agency approval of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

                      • 11/8/2017

                        Federal defendants file brief in support of their motion to limit judicial review of all claims to the administrative records.

                      • 12/6/2017

                        Federal Defendants file  reply brief supporting their motion to limit judicial review to the administrative record.

                      • 11/22/2017

                        Court enters order denying the Federal Defendants’ motion to dismiss.

                      • 11/22/2017

                        Environmental Plaintiffs file their respective responses to Federal Defendants’ motion.

                      • 2/9/2018

                        Plaintiffs and environmental groups file their motion for partial summary judgment.

                      • 1/22/2018

                        Defendants file their opposition to plaintiffs’ motion to compel.

                      • 1/8/2018

                        Plaintiffs file motion to compel the completion of administrative records and to lift confidentiality designation.

                      • 4/27/2018

                        Environmental groups file their replies in support of motion for summary judgment.

                      • 3/30/2018

                        Defendants file summary judgment cross-motion.

                      • 3/30/2018

                        Intervenor TransCanada files motion for summary judgment.

                      • 5/11/2018

                        Defendants file a reply supporting motion for summary judgment.

                      • 8/15/2018

                        Court issues partial order on summary judgment regarding NEPA compliance.

                      • 12/7/2018

                        Montana district court judge halts preconstruction field work on Keystone XL Pipeline until completion of environmental reviews ordered in prior ruling. (News summary)

                      • 1/14/2019

                        District court hears TransCanada request to resume Keystone XL pre-construction activities on private lands while environmental reviews proceed.

                        (News summary)

                      • 12/21/2018

                        Notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit filed by TransCanda Corp.

                      • 2/15/2019

                        Montana District Court issues order enjoining preparation of sites for off-right-of-way construction camps on public lands surveyed for cultural resources, ultimately blocking preconstruction work on Keystone XL Pipeline. (News summary)

                      • 4/8/2019

                        Environmental petitioners file suit challenging presidential memorandum granting permit to Keystone XL pipeline. (News summary)

                      • 3/19/2019

                        Intervenor TransCanada files notice of appeal with the Ninth Circuit. 

                      • 6/7/2019

                        9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacates a injunction issued by Montana district court blocking construction of Keystone XL pipeline in light of recently issued presidential permit. 

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                      3/29/19: U.S. Chamber statement on Presidential Permit for Keystone XL pipeline.

                      Blog: Keystone XL Update (11/19/17).

                      Chamber President and CEO Donohue’s statement on the Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

                      Case: N. Plains Res. Council v. Shannon, No. 17-cv-00031 (D. Mont.)

                      Vehicles / Fuels Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
                      • 6/6/2019

                        EPA finalizes rule allowing year-round E15 sales.

                      • 5/23/2019

                        OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA finalization of rule allowing year-round E15 sales in June 2019.

                      • 3/21/2019

                        EPA proposes rule to allow E15 waiver and to improve renewable identification number (RIN) market transparency. 

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                        Air Regulations Aircraft GHG emissions
                        • 5/23/2019

                          OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects proposed EPA rule addressing GHG emissions from aircraft in September 2019.

                        EPA
                          Permitting / NEPA Rights-of-way
                          • 5/23/2019

                            OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects release of proposed Fish and Wildlife Service rule to streamline regulations for permitting rights-of-way in June 2019.

                          • 10/19/2018

                            OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects February 2019 release of proposed Fish and Wildlife Service rule to streamline regulations for permitting rights-of-way.

                          Interior
                            Topic
                            Energy Efficiency
                            Issue/Reg
                            Appliance Standards
                            Orders/Action
                            • 7/16/2019

                              7/16/19: DOE approves petition requesting establishment of a new class of short cycle dishwashers, and requests comment on related proposal. (Comment docket)

                            Most Recent Action
                            Agency
                            Energy
                            Litigation (if any)
                              Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                              Topic
                              Water Regulations / Fracking
                              Issue/Reg
                              CWA Section 401
                              Orders/Action
                              • 7/12/2019

                                EPA sends proposed rule clarifying state certification procedures under CWA Section 401 to OMB for review.

                              • 6/7/2019

                                EPA issues guidance to clarify and streamline permitting processes under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

                              • 5/23/2019

                                OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA proposed EPA rule clarifying state certification procedures under CWA Section 401 in August 2019.

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                              Most Recent Action
                              Agency
                              EPA, Army Corps
                              Litigation (if any)
                                Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                6/7/19: GEI statement on EPA CWA Section 401 guidance.

                                5/23/19: U.S. Chamber pre-proposal recommendations on Section 401 regulatory process.

                                Topic
                                Vehicles / Fuels
                                Issue/Reg
                                CAFE Standards
                                Orders/Action
                                • 7/12/2019

                                  NHTSA finalizes rulemaking to reduce financial penalty rates for automakers that fall short of CAFE requirements.

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                • 5/23/2019

                                  OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA finalization of Safer Fuel-Efficient Vehicles (SAFE) rule in June 2019.

                                • 10/19/2018

                                  OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects finalization of CAFE/light-duty GHG standards rule in December 2018.

                                • 10/1/2018

                                  EPA announces technical corrections to 2012 light-duty GHG standards rule pertaining to the calculation of regulatory credits.

                                • 8/2/2018

                                  EPA and NHTSA announce proposed rulemaking to revise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for light duty vehicles, as well as three public hearings from 9/24/18 to 9/26/18.
                                  (Comment docket)

                                • 5/31/2018

                                  NHTSA sends proposed CAFE standards for model years 2021-2026 to Office of Management and Budget for review.

                                • 4/3/2018

                                  EPA announces completion of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) process for light duty vehicle GHG standards for model years 2022-2025, determining that current standards are not appropriate and should be revised.

                                • 3/27/2018

                                  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposes to retain civil penalties for auto manufacturer CAFE violations, rejecting Obama Administration proposal to increase fines.

                                  (Press release)

                                • 8/21/2017

                                  NHTSA and EPA announce formal reconsideration of light-duty vehicle GHG standards for model years 2022-2025. 

                                  (Comment docket)

                                • 7/26/2017

                                  NHTSA announces public comment period for scoping environmental impact assessment associated with new CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 passenger vehicles.

                                • 7/7/2017

                                  NHTSA is indefinitely delaying the effective date of the “Civil Penalties” final rule. The purpose for indefinitely delaying the final rule is to reconsider appropriate CAFE civil penalties. 

                                • 3/15/2017

                                  President Trump directs EPA to reopen mid-term review of light-duty mileage standards for cars and trucks.

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                                Most Recent Action
                                Agency
                                EPA, DOT
                                Litigation (if any)
                                  Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                  Topic
                                  Air Regulations
                                  Issue/Reg
                                  Affordable Clean Energy Rule
                                  Orders/Action
                                  • 7/8/2019

                                    EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, as well as the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

                                  • 5/23/2019

                                    OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects finalization of EPA Affordable Clean Energy rule in June 2019.

                                  • 10/19/2018

                                    OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects release of final Affordable Clean Energy rule in March 2019.

                                  • 7/31/2018

                                    EPA releases proposed “Affordable Clean Energy rule” for existing electric generating units.

                                    (Agency press release)

                                    (Comment docket)

                                  • 7/9/2018

                                    EPA sends draft proposed rule -- “State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units” (CPP replacement) --to OMB for review.

                                  • 5/9/2018

                                    Office of Management and Budget – Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB-OIRA) unified regulatory agenda projects release of NPRM on new 111(d) guidelines for existing electric generating units in June 2018.

                                  • 12/18/2017

                                    EPA publishes advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on “State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units”-- a framework to replace the Clean Power Plan.

                                    (Agency fact sheet)

                                    (Comment docket)

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                                  Most Recent Action
                                  Agency
                                  EPA
                                  Litigation (if any)
                                    Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                    10/31/18: Coalition comments on proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule.

                                    2/26/18: Chamber coalition comments on proposed ANPRM

                                    12/18/17: GEI CEO Karen Harbert’s statement on ANPRM proposal.

                                    Topic
                                    Air Regulations
                                    Issue/Reg
                                    Clean Power Plan (Existing Source Performance Standards)
                                    Orders/Action
                                    • 7/8/2019

                                      EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, as well as the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

                                    • 2/1/2018

                                      EPA announces additional public hearings on proposed CPP repeal, and extends comment deadline until 4/26/18.

                                    • 11/8/2017

                                      EPA announces public hearing on proposed CPP repeal, and extends comment deadline on proposal to 1/18/18.

                                    • 10/16/2017

                                      EPA announces proposal to repeal Clean Power Plan and plans for Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit comment on whether further regulatory action is warranted. (Link to comment docket)

                                    • 6/9/2017

                                      EPA submits proposed CPP changes to OMB for review. 

                                    • 3/28/2017

                                      Section 4 of Executive Order 13783 directs review and reconsideration of EPA Clean Power Plan.

                                    • 10/23/2015

                                      Final Clean Power Plan published in Federal Register.

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                                    Most Recent Action
                                    Agency
                                    Potus, EPA
                                    Litigation (if any)
                                    • 10/10/2017

                                      EPA submits status report, stating that the Administrator signed a proposed rule to repeal the Clean power Plan. EPA requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                    • 9/7/2017

                                      EPA submits status report scheduling publication of the proposed rule for Fall 2017 inviting public comment. EPA requests the court to continue to hold the case in abeyance.

                                    • 8/8/2017

                                      D.C. Circuit grants another 60-day abeyance; reminds EPA that it has “affirmative statutory obligation to regulate greenhouse gases.” (Court Order)

                                    • 4/28/2017

                                      D.C. Circuit grants 60-day abeyance; orders EPA to provide 30 day status updates. Abeyance granted through approximately June 27.

                                    • 11/9/2017

                                      D.C. Circuit grants 60-day abeyance; orders EPA to provide 30-day status updates.

                                    • 10/17/2017

                                      Intervenors file their response to EPA’s status report and request for indefinite abeyance.

                                    • 1/10/2018

                                      EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                    • 12/11/2017

                                      EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                    • 2/9/2018

                                      EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                    • 1/17/2018

                                      Public health and environmental organizations file their opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                       

                                    • 1/17/2018

                                      State and Municipal Respondents file their opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                    • 3/1/2018

                                      Court enters order directing EPA to continue filing status reports at 30-day intervals.

                                    • 5/2/2018

                                      EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                    • 4/2/2018

                                      EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                    • 6/1/2018

                                      EPA submits 30-day status report regarding the scope of the potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                    • 5/9/2018

                                      Public health and environmental group intervenors file an opposition against EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                    • 5/9/2018

                                      State and municipal intervenors file in opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                    • 6/26/2018

                                      Court enters order directing EPA to continue to file status reports at 30-day interval.

                                    • 9/4/2018

                                      Enviro group intervenors file opposition to continued abeyance.

                                    • 7/24/2018

                                      State petitioners and municipal intervenors file joint status report in support of continued abeyance.

                                    • 11/21/2018

                                      EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by the first part of 2019.

                                    • 1/24/2019

                                      DC Circuit Court grants EPA request to postpone CPP status report until 14 days after resolution of the government shutdown..

                                    • 12/21/2018

                                      Court orders the consolidated cases to remain in abeyance for 60 days; EPA to continue filing 30-day status reports. 

                                      EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by Spring of 2019.

                                    • 2/8/2019

                                      EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by second quarter of 2019.

                                    • 3/11/2019

                                      EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by second quarter of 2019 and requesting case to be held in abeyance. (No. 15-1363).

                                    • 3/14/2019

                                      Respondent-Intervenors file their opposition to EPA’s request to hold case in abeyance. (No. 15-1363).

                                    • 3/24/2019

                                      Oral argument scheduled for June 4, 2019. (No. 18-36082).

                                    • 5/6/2019

                                      EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that it expects to be in a position to take final action in June 2019. (No. 15-1363

                                    • 4/5/2019

                                      Court orders the consolidated cases to remain in abeyance for 60 days; EPA to continue filing 30-day status reports. (No. 14-1363)

                                    • 7/3/2019

                                      EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating EPA Administrator A. Wheeler has signed a final rule known as the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. (No. 15-1363)

                                    • 6/4/2019

                                      Case argued and submitted. (No. 18-36082).

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                                    Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                    Global Energy Institute statement on proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan (10/10/17)

                                    Energy Institute information on Clean Power Plan and EPA carbon regulations.

                                    Litigation details at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

                                    Case: West Virginia v. EPA, No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir.)

                                    Topic
                                    Vehicles / Fuels
                                    Issue/Reg
                                    Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
                                    Orders/Action
                                    • 7/5/2019

                                      EPA proposes RFS renewable volume obligations (RVO) for 2020.

                                    • 5/20/2019

                                      EPA sends proposed RFS “reset rule” volume requirements for 2020-2022 to OMB for review.

                                    • 5/6/2019

                                      EPA sends proposed 2020 RFS volume requirements to OMB for review.

                                    • 12/11/2018

                                      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)

                                    • 10/19/2018

                                      OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects release of proposed rule setting 2020 RFS volumes in January 2019.

                                    • 10/11/2018

                                      President Trump directs EPA to promulgate a rulemaking allowing year-round sale of E15 fuel.

                                    • 6/26/2018

                                      EPA proposes RFS volume standards for 2019, and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020.

                                    • 12/12/2017

                                      EPA finalizes renewable fuel standard blending requirements for 2018, and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2019. (Agency fact sheet)

                                    • 11/30/2017

                                      EPA issues notice rejecting request to change RFS point of obligation from refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel fuel to parties that blend and transport the fuel.

                                    • 10/4/2017

                                      EPA proposes to repeal  glider provisions of the heavy-duty truck phase II GHG and fuel efficiency standards.

                                      (News Summary)

                                    • 7/21/2017

                                      EPA proposes renewable fuel volumetric blending requirements for 2018.

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                                    Most Recent Action
                                    Agency
                                    EPA
                                    Litigation (if any)
                                      Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                      Topic
                                      Renewables/Energy Efficiency
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      Light Bulbs
                                      Orders/Action
                                      • 7/3/2019

                                        DOE sends final rule modifying energy efficiency standards for general service light bulbs to OMB for review.

                                      • 2/11/2019

                                        DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) proposes modifications to efficiency standards for general service lamps.

                                      Most Recent Action
                                      Agency
                                      Energy
                                      Litigation (if any)
                                        Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                        Topic
                                        Air Regulations
                                        Issue/Reg
                                        Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction (SSM)
                                        Orders/Action
                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Agency
                                          EPA
                                          Litigation (if any)
                                          • 7/24/2017

                                            EPA files first abeyance reporting indicating that it continues to review the SSM rule.

                                          • 4/24/2017

                                            D.C. Circuit grants DOJ/EPA request to delay scheduled oral arguments regarding challenges to 2015 EPA SSM rule, giving the agency  time to reconsider the rule. The Court’s order places the SSM legal challenge in abeyance for 90 days, and requires EPA to submit a 90-day status report.

                                          • 6/12/2015

                                            Environmental and industry groups file for review of Agency final rule regarding State Implementation Plans’ SSM policies. 

                                          • 10/23/2017

                                            EPA files its second 90-day status report.

                                          • 1/19/2018

                                            EPA files its third 90-day status report.

                                          • 4/19/2018

                                            EPA files its fourth 90-day status report.

                                          • 7/18/2018

                                            EPA files its fifth 90-day status report.

                                          • 10/16/2018

                                            EPA files its sixth 90-day status report stating that the rule is still under review. 

                                          • 2/8/2019

                                            EPA files its sixth 90-day status report stating that the rule is still under review.

                                          • 7/1/2019

                                            Petitioner Utility Air Regulatory Group files motion for voluntary dismissal of its petition for review. 

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                                          Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                          Case: Envtl. Comm. FL Elec. Power Coordinating Grp. v. EPA, No. 15-1239 (D.C. Cir.)

                                          Topic
                                          Permitting / NEPA
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Greenhouse Gases
                                          Orders/Action
                                          • 6/26/2019

                                            White House Council on Environmental Quality releases draft guidance addressing incorporation of greenhouse gas considerations in agency NEPA reviews. (Comment docket)

                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Agency
                                          CEQ
                                          Litigation (if any)
                                            Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                            Topic
                                            Air Regulations
                                            Issue/Reg
                                            CAA Section 112
                                            Orders/Action
                                            • 6/25/2019

                                              EPA releases proposed rule reforming “once-in, always-in” policy, allowing major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to reclassify as area sources when they permanently reduce hazardous air emissions.

                                            • 5/23/2019

                                              OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects proposed EPA rule reclassifying when a major source can become an area source under CAA Section 112 in June 2019.

                                            • 10/19/2018

                                              OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects February 2019 release of proposed rule reflecting changes made in 1/25/18 guidance memorandum. 

                                            • 1/25/2018

                                              EPA issues guidance memorandum reversing “once-in, always-in” policy under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.

                                              (Press release)

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                                            Most Recent Action
                                            Agency
                                            EPA
                                            Litigation (if any)
                                            • 3/26/2018

                                              Environmental petitioners file for review of EPA’s action reversing once-in, always-in policy.

                                            • 1/14/2019

                                              Trade group intervenors file their response brief to petitioners' opening brief. Trade group amici also file their amicus brief.

                                            • 12/21/2018

                                              Respondent EPA files its response to petitioners’ opening brief.

                                            • 2/19/2019

                                              Oral argument scheduled for April 1, 2019.

                                            • 4/1/2019

                                              Oral argument held.

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                                            Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                            Topic
                                            Air Regulations
                                            Issue/Reg
                                            MATS "Supplemental Findings"
                                            Orders/Action
                                            • 2/7/2019

                                              EPA MATS supplemental cost finding proposal formally published in the Federal Register.

                                            • 12/28/2018

                                              EPA announces proposal to revise MATS supplemental cost finding. 

                                            • 10/19/2018

                                              EPA sends proposed changes modifying 2012 MATS regulation to OMB for review.

                                            • 7/29/2018

                                              EPA informally announces that it plans to reconsider the 2012 MATS regulation.

                                            • 5/9/2018

                                              OMB-OIRA semiannual unified regulatory agenda projects proposed rulemaking addressing MATS regulation will be released in August 2018.

                                            • 4/25/2016

                                              EPA issues Supplemental Finding responding to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA, 135 S. Ct. 2699 (2015), discussing the appropriateness of associated costs including MATS, in regulating coal and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs). 

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                                            Most Recent Action
                                            Agency
                                            EPA
                                            Litigation (if any)
                                            • 7/26/2017

                                              EPA submits its status report stating that EPA is continuing to review its finding to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                            • 4/27/2017

                                              D.C. Circuit order in response to DOJ/EPA request postpones May 18 oral arguments; grants 90-day abeyance.

                                            • 4/25/2017

                                              Industry files petition for review of final agency action regarding findings for coal- and oil-fired energy generating units. 

                                            • 10/24/2017

                                              EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the Supplemental Finding to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                            • 1/19/2018

                                              EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                            • 4/19/2018

                                              EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                            • 7/18/2018

                                              EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                            • 10/16/2018

                                              EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.” EPA will submit its next status report in 90 days.

                                            • 1/14/2019

                                              EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.” EPA will submit its next status report in 90 days.

                                            • 6/24/2019

                                              Court grants Utility Air Regulatory Group’s motion for voluntary dismissal of its petition for review. 

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                                            Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                            04/17/19: U.S. Chamber comments on MATS proposal

                                            03/26/19: Coalition comments on MATS proposal

                                            03/18/19: U.S. Chamber comments at EPA public hearing on MATS proposal

                                            Case: Murray Energy v. EPA, No. 16-1127 (D.C. Cir.)

                                            Topic
                                            Electricity
                                            Issue/Reg
                                            Cyber Security
                                            Orders/Action
                                            • 6/20/2019

                                              FERC approves order expanding the reporting requirements for grid-related cyber security incidents

                                            Most Recent Action
                                            Agency
                                            FERC
                                            Litigation (if any)
                                              Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                              Topic
                                              Water Regulations / Fracking
                                              Issue/Reg
                                              Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)
                                              Orders/Action
                                              • 5/23/2019

                                                OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects finalization of rules repealing and replacing WOTUS in August 2019 and December 2019, respectively.

                                              • 2/14/2019

                                                EPA and Army Corps WOTUS proposal formally published in Federal Register.

                                              • 12/11/2018

                                                EPA proposes revised definition of WOTUS.

                                                (Press release and fact sheets)

                                                (Comment docket awaiting FR publication)

                                              • 10/19/2018

                                                Office of Management and Budget - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB-OIRA) spring unified regulatory agenda projects release of proposed rule to revise the definition of WOTUS in November 2018 and finalization of WOTUS repeal in March 2019.

                                              • 7/12/2018

                                                EPA issues supplemental proposal to clarify and request additional public comment on the July 2017 proposal to permanently repeal the 2015 WOTUS rule.

                                              • 6/15/2018

                                                EPA sends proposed “step 2” definition of Waters of the United States rule to Office of Management and Budget.

                                                (Agency press release)

                                              • 6/11/2018

                                                District Court for the Southern District of Georgia granted Plaintiffs’ (11 states) motion for preliminary injunction effectively blocking implementation of WOTUS Rule. 

                                              • 5/9/2018

                                                OMB-OIRA spring unified regulatory agenda projects release of supplemental proposal regarding the proposed repeal in 5/18, followed by repeal finalization in 11/18. The agenda projects a revised WOTUS definition will be proposed in 8/18.

                                              • 4/11/2018

                                                EPA sends proposal finalizing repeal of WOTUS and recodifying the preexisting definition of a WOTUS to OMB for final review.

                                                (EO 12866 meetings)

                                              • 3/30/2018

                                                EPA delegates oversight of Clean Water Act permitting decisions to Office of Water.

                                              • 2/6/2018

                                                EPA finalizes proposal delaying effective implementation date of the 2015 WOTUS rule until February 6, 2020.

                                                (Agency press release)

                                              • 11/22/2017

                                                EPA proposes to delay the effective implementation date of the WOTUS rule until 2020, to ensure that the prior definition of “waters of the United States” remains in effect while further changes to the definition are considered. (Regulations.gov docket)

                                                 

                                              • 6/28/2017

                                                EPA, Army Corps formally propose repeal of 2015 Waters of the U.S. regulation and announce intention to pursue follow-on rulemaking revising definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

                                                (Federal Register)

                                              • 2/28/2017

                                                Executive Order 13778 directing EPA to review and reconsider its “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation.

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                                              Most Recent Action
                                              Agency
                                              Potus, EPA
                                              Litigation (if any)
                                              • 6/30/2017

                                                EPA files notice of publication of proposed rulemaking to re-codify the definition of WOTUS. (No. 15-3751).

                                              • 4/3/2017

                                                Supreme Court denies Trump Administration request to halt review of case to determine appropriate jurisdiction. (Supreme Court argument scheduled 10/11/17).

                                              • 1/25/2017

                                                Sixth Circuit grants abeyance in Murray Energy v. EPA lawsuit against (stayed) WOTUS regulation, pending Trump Administration review of the rule. (No. 15-3751).urt grants certiorari on motion by Murray Energy v. EPA intervenor National Association of Manufacturers regarding which federal court has jurisdiction over EPA’s WOTUS rule. (No. 15-3751). 

                                              • 1/13/2017

                                                Supreme Court grants certiorari on motion by Murray Energy v. EPA intervenor National Association of Manufacturers regarding which federal court has jurisdiction over EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule.

                                              • 7/13/2015

                                                Industry petitioners file for review of Agency final action defining “Waters of the United States” in Murray Energy v. EPA. (No. 15-3751).

                                              • 11/22/2017

                                                Federal Respondents file notice of publication of proposed rule. (No. 15-3751).

                                              • 1/22/2018

                                                Supreme Court issues an opinion concluding that the final rule under review is an action that falls outside the judicial review, thereby determining that that litigation involving EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” regulation and other Clean Water Act rules should be heard by federal district courts. (No. 15-3751).

                                              • 3/23/2018

                                                U.S. District Court of North Dakota issues an order granting states’ request to resume litigation on WOTUS rule.

                                              • 2/28/2018

                                                Sixth Circuit lifts nationwide stay of Waters of the U.S. rule. (No. 15-3751).

                                              • 6/8/2018

                                                District Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction blocking WOTUS rule. (No. 15-00079).

                                              • 6/6/2018

                                                National Wildlife Federation and One Hundred Miles filed brief in opposition of the motion for preliminary injunction. (No. 15-00079).

                                              • 6/6/2018

                                                Plaintiffs’ file a brief in support for a motion for preliminary injunction. (No. 15-00079).

                                              • 7/3/2018

                                                Intervenors file their answer and defenses opposing the amended complaint. (No. 15-cv-00079 )

                                              • 8/31/2018

                                                State of Georgia files its motion for summary judgment.

                                              • 8/31/2018

                                                Intervenor American Farm Bureau files motion for summary judgment.

                                              • 8/31/2018

                                                Federal defendants file their answer to state plaintiffs.

                                              • 8/16/2018

                                                District Court invalidates EPA delay of WOTUS rule, reinstating the regulation in 26 states.

                                              • 10/10/2018

                                                Federal Defendants file their opposition to American Farm Bureau’s motion for summary judgment; Environmental groups file opposition to summary judgment and cross-motion for summary judgment.

                                              • 11/26/2018

                                                Oregon district court judge vacates delay of WOTUS regulation, following similar 8/16/18 decision in South Carolina. 

                                              • 11/7/2018

                                                American Farm Bureau files its reply to Federal Defendants’ opposition to motion for summary judgment. 

                                              • 11/24/2018

                                                Intervenor environmental groups file their reply in support of cross motion for summary judgment.

                                              • 5/29/2019

                                                Texas District Court remands 2015 WOTUS rule, granting a motion for summary judgment that the Final Rule violated the notice-and-comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act violations (News summary) (No. 3:15-CV-00162)

                                              • 6/12/2019

                                                Oklahoma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other business groups asked 10th Circuit to review district court decision denying motion for preliminary injunction.

                                              • 5/29/2019

                                                Northern District of Oklahoma denies motion for preliminary injunction, finding lack of irreparable harm, leaving rule in place while it considers the merits.

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                                              Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                              4/15/19: U.S. Chamber comments on proposed revised WOTUS definition.

                                              8/14/18: U.S. Chamber comments on WOTUS supplemental proposal; Waters Advocacy Coalition comments on supplemental proposal.

                                              12/13/17: U.S. Chamber comments on proposal to delay WOTUS implementation date.

                                              Waters Advocacy Coalition 9/27/17 letter on proposed WOTUS repeal.

                                              U.S. Chamber 9/25/17 comments on proposed WOTUS repeal.

                                              Coalition letter supporting executive order on WOTUS rule.

                                              Blog and Chamber statement: EPA Will Repeal Obama’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule.

                                              Litigation details at Chamber Litigation Center

                                              Case: State of Georgia et al. v. McCarthy et al., No. 15-cv-00079 (S.D. Ga)

                                              Case: Murray Energy v. EPA, No. 15-3751 (6th Cir.)

                                              Case: Nat’l Assn. of Mfr. v. Dep’t of Def., No. 16-299 (S. Ct.)

                                              Topic
                                              General / Energy Development
                                              Issue/Reg
                                              Offshore energy
                                              Orders/Action
                                              • 5/15/2019

                                                Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement finalizes revisions to well control and blowout preventer regulations.

                                              • 10/19/2018

                                                OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects finalization of Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule in December 2018.

                                              • 4/27/2018

                                                Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement proposes modifications to Blowout Preventer and Well Control Rule.

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                                              Most Recent Action
                                              Agency
                                              Interior
                                              Litigation (if any)
                                              • 6/11/2019

                                                Environmental groups petition Northern California district court to invalidate Interior Department's recently finailzed reforms well control and blowout preventer rule. 

                                                 

                                              Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                              Topic
                                              Air Regulations
                                              Issue/Reg
                                              Regional Haze
                                              Orders/Action
                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Agency
                                                EPA
                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                • 3/12/2018

                                                  In status report to the Tenth Circuit, EPA says it plans to develop a new regional haze plan for Utah after completing new air quality modeling simulations later this spring.

                                                • 9/11/2017

                                                  Tenth Circuit grants request from PacifiCorp and State of Utah to stay litigation on EPA’s 2016 regional haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) while EPA reconsiders the rule.

                                                • 6/11/2018

                                                  Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file status report by Sep. 10, 2018.

                                                • 9/10/2018

                                                  Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file a status report by Dec. 10, 2018.

                                                • 12/10/2018

                                                  EPA files its status report stating it is conducting technical analyses of the regional haze Final Rule (Utah implementation plan) and will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking.

                                                • 3/11/2019

                                                  Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file a status report by June 10, 2019.

                                                • 6/10/2019

                                                  Court enters order holding case in abeyance and directing EPA to file a status report by Sep. 9, 2019.

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                                                Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                                Case: Utah v. EPA, No. 16-9541 (10th Cir.)

                                                Topic
                                                Air Regulations
                                                Issue/Reg
                                                Methane NSPS
                                                Orders/Action
                                                • 6/10/2019

                                                  EPA sends proposal modifying methane new source performance standards to OMB for review.

                                                • 5/23/2019

                                                  OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA finalization of methane new source performance standards rule in September 2019.

                                                • 10/19/2018

                                                  OMB-OIRA fall regulatory agenda projects finalization of methane new source performance standards rule in April 2019

                                                • 10/15/2018

                                                  EPA formally proposes changes to methane new source performance standards (OOOOa, or "Quad O" rules) that “streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and significantly decrease unnecessary burdens on domestic energy producers.” (Comment docket)

                                                • 5/9/2018

                                                  Office of Management and Budget - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB-OIRA) spring unified regulatory agenda projects finalization of methane New Source Performance Standards (NSPS, 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOOa) rulemaking in November 2018.

                                                • 3/12/2018

                                                  EPA finalizes amendments to the Oil and Gas Sector rule, removing the requirement for completion of delayed repair during unscheduled and emergency vent blowdowns and providing for separate monitoring requirements for well sites on the Alaskan North Slope.

                                                • 11/8/2017

                                                  EPA issues a notice seeking comment on the agency’s proposed stays of certain requirements in  2016 NSPS for the oil and gas industry.

                                                  (Agency fact sheet)

                                                • 6/16/2017

                                                  EPA issues order proposing to stay for two years the implementation of 2016 New Source Performance Standards emission standards emission standards from oil and gas production.

                                                • 6/14/2017

                                                  EPA announces its intention to stop development of emission guidelines for existing oil and gas sources.

                                                • 6/5/2017

                                                  EPA issues a 90-day stay of agency rules limiting methane leaks at drilling sites.

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                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Agency
                                                EPA
                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                • 8/10/2017

                                                  Industry and State petitioners’ request for a rehearing en banc denied. (No. 17-1145).

                                                • 7/31/2017

                                                  D.C. Circuit en banc panel vacates EPA’s 90-day pause of methane rule implementation for new oil and gas sources, putting the rule back into effect. (No. 17-1145).

                                                • 7/13/2017

                                                  D.C. Circuit grants EPA request to delay enforcement of methane NSPS regulation for 14 days while the agency considers whether to appeal the ruling.  (No. 17-1145).

                                                • 7/3/2017

                                                  D.C. Circuit invalidates EPA two-year administrative stay of 2016 methane NSPS regulation; orders immediate enforcement of rule.

                                                • 6/5/2017

                                                  Environmental petitioners file for review of EPA’s final action staying its own methane NSPS regulations on oil and gas sites.  (No.17-1145).

                                                • 5/30/2018

                                                  Intervenor Environmental Defense Fund files a complaint compelling EPA to issue methane emission guidelines from existing oil and gas sources. (No. 18-773)

                                                • 4/5/2018

                                                  State and local governments file complaint against EPA to comply with  nondiscretionary duty via  Clean Air Act to set methane emission guidelines for oil and gas sources. (No. 18-773).

                                                • 4/4/2018

                                                  State and local governments file complaint against EPA stating that the agency failed to set standards for methane emissions from existing oil and gas infrastructure. (No. 17-1145).

                                                • 7/31/2018

                                                  EPA files answer to complaint. (No. 18-773).

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                                                Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                                Case: Clean Air Council v. EPA, No. 17-1145 (D.C. Cir.)

                                                Case: State of New York v. Pruitt, No. 18-773 (D.D.C.)

                                                 

                                                Topic
                                                Permitting / NEPA
                                                Issue/Reg
                                                Pipelines
                                                Orders/Action
                                                • 3/29/2019

                                                  President Trump signs Presidential Memorandum granting permit to construct Keystone XL pipeline.

                                                • 12/3/2018

                                                  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 relating to greenhouse gas emissions, oil spills, cultural resources, and market analysis. 

                                                • 9/24/2018

                                                  State Department issues draft environmental impact statement for alternative Keystone XL pipeline route.

                                                • 7/30/2018

                                                  State Department releases draft environmental assessment of revised Keystone XL pipeline route, initiating 60-day comment period.

                                                  (Comment docket)

                                                • 7/15/2018

                                                  Court issues partial order on summary judgment regarding NEPA compliance.

                                                • 4/4/2017

                                                  Department of State issues Presidential Permit to Keystone XL pipeline.

                                                • 1/24/2017

                                                  Presidential Memorandum directing relevant federal agencies to promptly complete review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Agency
                                                Potus, Army Corps
                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                • 10/4/2017

                                                  Parties file statement of stipulated facts; Plaintiffs file a Preliminary Pretrial Statement

                                                • 3/30/2017

                                                  Environmental petitioners file for review of final agency approval of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

                                                • 11/8/2017

                                                  Federal defendants file brief in support of their motion to limit judicial review of all claims to the administrative records.

                                                • 12/6/2017

                                                  Federal Defendants file  reply brief supporting their motion to limit judicial review to the administrative record.

                                                • 11/22/2017

                                                  Court enters order denying the Federal Defendants’ motion to dismiss.

                                                • 11/22/2017

                                                  Environmental Plaintiffs file their respective responses to Federal Defendants’ motion.

                                                • 2/9/2018

                                                  Plaintiffs and environmental groups file their motion for partial summary judgment.

                                                • 1/22/2018

                                                  Defendants file their opposition to plaintiffs’ motion to compel.

                                                • 1/8/2018

                                                  Plaintiffs file motion to compel the completion of administrative records and to lift confidentiality designation.

                                                • 4/27/2018

                                                  Environmental groups file their replies in support of motion for summary judgment.

                                                • 3/30/2018

                                                  Defendants file summary judgment cross-motion.

                                                • 3/30/2018

                                                  Intervenor TransCanada files motion for summary judgment.

                                                • 5/11/2018

                                                  Defendants file a reply supporting motion for summary judgment.

                                                • 8/15/2018

                                                  Court issues partial order on summary judgment regarding NEPA compliance.

                                                • 12/7/2018

                                                  Montana district court judge halts preconstruction field work on Keystone XL Pipeline until completion of environmental reviews ordered in prior ruling. (News summary)

                                                • 1/14/2019

                                                  District court hears TransCanada request to resume Keystone XL pre-construction activities on private lands while environmental reviews proceed.

                                                  (News summary)

                                                • 12/21/2018

                                                  Notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit filed by TransCanda Corp.

                                                • 2/15/2019

                                                  Montana District Court issues order enjoining preparation of sites for off-right-of-way construction camps on public lands surveyed for cultural resources, ultimately blocking preconstruction work on Keystone XL Pipeline. (News summary)

                                                • 4/8/2019

                                                  Environmental petitioners file suit challenging presidential memorandum granting permit to Keystone XL pipeline. (News summary)

                                                • 3/19/2019

                                                  Intervenor TransCanada files notice of appeal with the Ninth Circuit. 

                                                • 6/7/2019

                                                  9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacates a injunction issued by Montana district court blocking construction of Keystone XL pipeline in light of recently issued presidential permit. 

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                                                Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                                3/29/19: U.S. Chamber statement on Presidential Permit for Keystone XL pipeline.

                                                Blog: Keystone XL Update (11/19/17).

                                                Chamber President and CEO Donohue’s statement on the Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

                                                Case: N. Plains Res. Council v. Shannon, No. 17-cv-00031 (D. Mont.)

                                                Topic
                                                Vehicles / Fuels
                                                Issue/Reg
                                                Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
                                                Orders/Action
                                                • 6/6/2019

                                                  EPA finalizes rule allowing year-round E15 sales.

                                                • 5/23/2019

                                                  OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA finalization of rule allowing year-round E15 sales in June 2019.

                                                • 3/21/2019

                                                  EPA proposes rule to allow E15 waiver and to improve renewable identification number (RIN) market transparency. 

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                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Agency
                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                  Topic
                                                  Air Regulations
                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                  Aircraft GHG emissions
                                                  Orders/Action
                                                  • 5/23/2019

                                                    OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects proposed EPA rule addressing GHG emissions from aircraft in September 2019.

                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                  Agency
                                                  EPA
                                                  Litigation (if any)
                                                    Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                    Topic
                                                    Permitting / NEPA
                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                    Rights-of-way
                                                    Orders/Action
                                                    • 5/23/2019

                                                      OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects release of proposed Fish and Wildlife Service rule to streamline regulations for permitting rights-of-way in June 2019.

                                                    • 10/19/2018

                                                      OMB-OIRA fall unified regulatory agenda projects February 2019 release of proposed Fish and Wildlife Service rule to streamline regulations for permitting rights-of-way.

                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                    Agency
                                                    Interior
                                                    Litigation (if any)
                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber Statements