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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 immediately below provides a comprehensive, filterable and sortable list of energy-related federal actions tracked by date, agency, high-level topic area, and specific issue. The default view displays entries in reverse chronological order of the most recent substantive action by the relevant agency or court.

As a new feature this month, we are including a list of open comment periods. To comment on these or future proposals, please go to the federal rulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you need assistance with submission of comments, you may contact the authors.  

Currently Open For Comment
Department Proposal Comment Period
EPA Methane New Source Performance Standards for oil and natural gas (FR Notice) 10/15/18 - 12/19/18 (Comment docket)
USDA (Forest Service) Sage Grouse Management Plans (FR Notice) 10/5/18 - 1/3/19 (Comment docket)
Interior (BLM) National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska IAP/EIS (FR Notice) 11/21/18 - 1/7/19 (Comment docket)
Interior (BLM) ESA Sage Grouse plan amendments (BLM Notice) 12/7/18 - 1/7/19 (BLM comment portal)
EPA 111(b) GHG NSPS power plant regulations (EPA Notice) Awaiting federal register publication
EPA Revised WOTUS definition (EPA Notice) Awaiting federal register publication

The Tracker is updated regularly. This edition is updated through December 13, 2018.

  • Notable Developments Over the Last Month

  • 12/13/18: Fourth Circuit overturns Forest Service permit allowing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross beneath the Appalachian Trail. (News summary)

  • 12/11/18: EPA proposes revised definition of WOTUS. (Press release and fact sheets)(Comment docket awaiting FR publication)

  • 12/11/18: EPA announces final volume requirements under the RFS program for 2019 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, and biomass-based diesel for 2020. (Agency summary)

  • 12/10/18: BLM announces final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed plan amendments addressing Greater Sage-Grouse conservation on public land in Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada/Northeastern California, and Wyoming.

  • 12/7/18: NOAA announces issuance of marine mammal incidental harassment authorizations (IHA) related to the use of air gun arrays for oil and gas exploration in waters off the U.S. East Coast.

  • 12/7/18: Montana district court judge halts preconstruction field work on Keystone XL Pipeline until completion of environmental reviews ordered in prior ruling. (News summary)

  • 12/7/18: Fourth Circuit issues stay of Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit from the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service in response to environmental petitioners suit related to endangered species. (News summary)

  • 12/6/18: Alaska district court judge dismisses lawsuits challenging lease sales in NPR-A. (News summary

  • 12/6/18: EPA proposes revisions to 111(b) GHG NSPS power plant regulations. (Agency fact sheet)(Comment docket awaiting FR publication)

  • 12/6/18: EPA finalizes “good neighbor” determinations for 2008 ozone NAAQS.

  • 12/6/18: EPA finalizes nonattainment area and ozone transport region implementation requirements for the 2015 ozone standard. (Agency fact sheet)

  • 12/3/18: EPA announces that amendments to Risk Management Program put forward in a final rule published in the Federal Register on 1/13/17 are now in effect.

  • 12/3/18: State Department announces Notice of Intent to prepare additional Keystone XL supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) in response to ruling from Federal District Court in Montana.

  • 11/30/18: EPA announces its proposed approval of key portions of Arkansas’ Regional Haze plan and withdrawal of corresponding federal haze plan provisions.

  • 11/26/18: EPA finalizes amendments to the petroleum refinery National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) (referred to as Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2) and to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Petroleum Refineries.

  • 11/26/18: Oregon district court judge vacates delay of WOTUS regulation following similar 8/16/18 decision in South Carolina.

  • 11/23/18: FERC proposes rule requiring utilities to revise rates to account for changes caused by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. (Agency press release)

  • 11/21/18: BLM announces intention to prepare a new Integrated Activity Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). Announcement solicits comment on EIS scoping. (Comment docket)

  • 11/15/18: EPA finalizes reconsideration of New Source Review “project aggregation” rulemaking that was first proposed in 2010. (Agency fact sheet)

  • 11/13/18: EPA announces the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI), a future rulemaking to update standards for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from highway heavy-duty trucks and engines. (Agency press release)

  • 11/8/18: BLM announces NPR-A oil and gas lease sale for 12/12/18. Sale includes 254 tracts and approximately 2.85 million acres.

  • 11/8/18: EPA proposes revisions to policy on exclusions from “ambient air.” (Agency comment docket)

  • 9/28/18: President Trump signs Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act into law.

  • 9/24/18: State Department issues draft environmental impact statement for alternative Keystone XL pipeline route.

  • 9/24/18: U.S. Chamber files comments on ESA proposals related to listing and critical habitat, protective regulations, and interagency cooperation.

  • 9/24/18: U.S. Chamber comments on proposed Section 232 tariffs on uranium imports.

  • 9/21/18: D.C. Circuit orders EPA to immediately reinstate 2016 Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation.

  • 9/19/18: USTR announces exemptions to solar PV import tariffs.

  • 9/17/18: FERC lifts stop-work order on Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction after National Park Service issues a new right of way permit for crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • 9/13/18: USDA’s Forest Service issues advance notice of proposed rulemaking to streamline requirements for oil and gas leasing from national forests and grasslands.

  • 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 10 executive orders, 5 presidential memoranda, and provisions in 6 public laws. Further, by our best estimate, there are currently 13 energy-related regulatory/policy reforms initiated or under review, 15 reforms formally proposed, and 35 reform actions that have been finalized or completed. (These figures do not include project-specific actions such as leases or permit approvals.) In addition, litigation pertaining to at least 15 actions is underway or ongoing. 

Please contact Dan Byers of GEI (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.

 

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Energy Tracker

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Topic Issue/Reg Order/Action Most Recent Action Agency Litigation (if any) Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
Renewables/Energy Efficiency Biomass
  • 4/23/2018

    EPA releases policy guidance announcing that it will consider biomass burned to generate electricity from stationary sources to be carbon neutral. 

  • EPA
    Air Regulations NAAQS
    • 4/18/2018

      EPA finalizes rulemaking retaining NOx NAAQS standard at the current level.

    • 4/12/2018

      EPA releases rulemaking proposing to maintain NOx NAAQS standard at current levels.

      (Comment docket)

    • EPA
      Renewables/Energy Efficiency Offshore Wind
      • 4/11/2018

        BOEM announces proposed sale notice for commercial wind energy leases in offshore Massachusetts.

      • Interior
        Renewables/Energy Efficiency Offshore Wind
        • 4/6/2018

          Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management opens request for feedback on potential for offshore wind development in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.
          (Comment docket)

        • Interior
          Land Management / Leasing Outer Continental Shelf (OCD) Oil and Gas Leasing
          • 3/30/2018

            BOEM issues request for information to solicit industry nominations for areas of leasing interest in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea.

          • Interior
            Permitting / NEPA Pipelines
            • 11/15/2017

              FERC denies NY’s motion for rehearing and stay.

               

            • 9/15/2017

              FERC overrules NY Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of water permit for Millennium Pipeline’s Valley Lateral project, citing failure to meet one-year decision deadline.

              (News Summary)

            • FERC
            • 3/12/2018

              Court issues opinion denying petition for review, thereby upholding FERC waiver overruling New York’s permit denial for Millennium’s Valley Lateral pipeline. Court agrees that New York took too long reviewing the permit application

            • 1/2/2018

              Court sets oral argument for January 24.

            • 12/15/2017

              Intervenor-environmental group files petition for emergency stay of construction near the vicinity of a bald eagle nest. Motion denied by the court.

            • 12/8/2017

              Court sets oral argument for 1/24/18.

            • 11/28/2017

              NY files reply brief in support of its emergency motion to stay.

               

            • 11/20/2017

              FERC files its opposition to NY’s emergency motion to stay.

            • 11/17/2017

              NY files emergency motion to stay FERC order.

            • 11/17/2017

              NY files petition for review of agency order.

               

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            Case: NY DEC v. FERC, No. 17-3770 (2nd Cir.)

            Air Regulations NAAQS
            • 3/9/2018

              EPA proposes withdrawal of “control technique guidelines” (CTGs) related to recommendations to states for controlling VOCs from existing oil and gas facilities in ozone nonattainment areas and the ozone transport region.

              (Comment docket)

            • EPA
              Permitting / NEPA Pipelines
              • 2/2/2016

                FERC grants permit authorizing construction of Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida.

              • Energy
              • 3/7/2018

                Court enters order denying Duke Energy et al.’s motion to stay the issuance of mandate and granting FERC’s motion to stay issuance of mandate (thereby allowing FERC until 3/26 to complete NEPA climate review).

              • 2/6/2018

                Industry intervenors file motion to stay mandate.

              • 2/6/2018

                FERC files motion to stay mandate.

              • 12/4/2017

                Intervenors file supplemental reply in support of rehearing petition.

              • 12/4/2017

                Intervenors file opposition to Petitioners’ motion for leave to file supplemental response.

              • 11/27/2017

                Petitioners file motion for leave to file supplemental response opposing petition for rehearing.

              • 11/16/2017

                Intervenors file reply in support of petition for rehearing.

              • 11/13/2017

                Respondents file their opposition to Petitioners’ petition for rehearing.

              • 11/10/2017

                Environmental petitioners file petition for rehearing.

              • 10/6/2017

                Respondent FERC and Intervenors file petitions for rehearing

              • 8/22/2017

                D.C. Circuit remands FERC’s EIS for failure to consider downstream greenhouse-gas emissions pipelines serviced by the Sabal Trail pipeline.

              • 9/21/2016

                Environmental Group files for review of agency determination approving Sabal Trail pipeline.

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              Case: Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1329 (D.C. Cir.)

              Water Regulations / Fracking Other
              • 2/20/2018

                EPA requests comment on the Agency's previous statements regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and whether pollutant discharges from point sources that reach surface waters via groundwater or other subsurface flow that has a “direct hydrologic connection” to the surface water may be subject to CWA regulation.

              • EPA

                5/21/18: Coalition comments on EPA request for information regarding direct hydrologic connection and associated Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

                Land Management / Leasing Monuments
                • Potus
                • Interior
                • 2/15/2018

                  Defendants file their reply supporting motion to transfer the case. (No.17-2587).

                • 2/15/2018

                  District court grants defendant’s motion to consolidate No. 17-cv-2591 with No. 17-cv-02587 for administrative purposes.
                   

                • 2/1/2018

                  Plaintiffs file in opposition to federal defendants’ motion to transfer case to district of Utah.

                • 2/1/2018

                   Plaintiffs file their opposition to federal defendants’ motion to transfer case.

                • 1/20/2018

                  Plaintiffs file motion for partial summary judgment.

                • 1/18/2018

                  Federal defendants file their motion to transfer case to district of Utah.

                • 1/4/2018

                  Plaintiffs file their notice of consent for consolidation of cases.

                • 12/4/2017

                  Environmental groups file a lawsuit challenging the President’s proclamation.

                   

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                Case: Grand Staircase Escalante Partners v. Trump, No. 17-cv-2591 (D.D.C.)

                Consolidated with:

                Wilderness Society v. Trump, No. 17-cv-02587 (D.D.C)

                 

                Electricity Storage
                • 2/15/2018

                  FERC finalizes rule to remove barriers to the use of electric storage resources in wholesale electric markets.

                   

                  (Agency press release)

                • 11/30/2016

                  FERC proposes rulemaking aimed at removing barriers to the use of electric storage resources in wholesale elcectric markets. 

                   

                  (Docket: RM1623)

                • FERC
                  Tax Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
                  • 2/9/2018

                    Section 40416 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund financing rate. An excise tax of $0.09 per barrel is imposed on crude oil received at a refinery and petroleum products entered into the U.S. and deposited into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Having expired at the end of 2017, the excise tax is reinstated beginning on the first day of the first calendar month beginning after the date of enactment.

                  • Treasury
                    Tax Vehicles
                    • 2/9/2018

                      Section 40404 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property. The provision, providing credit (up to 30% of expenses) for installing non-hydrogen alternative fuel systems for vehicles, extends through 2017. 

                    • Treasury
                      Tax Residential/Commercial/Utilities
                      • 2/9/2018

                        Section 50402 of Public Law 115-123: Extension and Modification of Credit for Residential Energy Property. The provision extends the credit for residential energy efficient property for all qualified property placed in service prior to 2022, subject to a reduced rate of 26 percent for property placed in service during 2020 and 22 percent for property placed in service during 2021. The provision would be effective for property placed in service after 2016.

                      • Treasury
                        Tax Production Tax Credits
                        • 2/9/2018

                          Section 40409 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of production credits (based on select sources) to qualified renewable energy facilities where construction commenced by the end of 2017.

                        • Treasury
                          Tax Residential/Commercial/Utilities
                          • 2/9/2018

                            Section 40414 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of special rule for sales or dispositions to implement FERC or State electric restructuring policy for qualified electric utilities. The provision extends through 2017 a rule that permits taxpayers to elect to recognize gain from qualifying electric transmission transactions ratably over an eight-year period beginning in the year of sale (rather than entirely in the year of sale) if the amount realized from such sale is used to purchase exempt utility property within the applicable period.

                          • Treasury
                            Tax Carbon Capture
                            • 2/9/2018

                              Section 41119. Enhancement of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Credit. Section 45Q provides a credit for carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and is available to taxpayers that capture qualified CO2 at a qualified facility – such as a coal power plant or manufacturing facility – and dispose of the CO2 in secure geological storage or use it as an injectant in an enhanced oil or natural gas recovery project. The provision amends Section 45Q by: allowing facilities that have commenced construction within 7 years of enactment to qualify; allowing qualified taxpayers to claim the credit for 12 years; expanding the credit to include CO2 disposed of through utilization in another end product; and increasing the credit amounts for geologic storage and enhanced oil recovery.

                               

                            • Treasury
                              Tax Vehicles
                              • 2/9/2018

                                Section 40405 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of credit (10% up to $2,500) for 2-wheeled plug-in electric vehicles. The provision extends through 2017. Section 40406 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of credit to second-generation (cellulosic) biofuel producers. The provision extends through 2017. 

                              • Treasury
                                Tax Residential/Commercial/Utilities
                                • 2/9/2018

                                  Section 40410 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of credit for energy-efficient new homes. The provision extends through 2017 the tax credit for manufacturers of energy-efficient residential homes. An eligible contractor may claim a tax credit of $1,000 or $2,000 for the construction or manufacture of a new energy efficient home that meets qualifying criteria.

                                • Treasury
                                  Tax Vehicles
                                  • 2/9/2018

                                    Section 40403 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of credit for new qualified fuel cell motor vehicles. The provision extends through 2017 the credit for purchases of new qualified fuel cell motor vehicles. The provision allows a credit of between $4,000 and $40,000, depending on the weight of the vehicle, for the purchase of such vehicles.

                                     

                                  • Treasury
                                    Topic
                                    Air Regulations
                                    Issue/Reg
                                    Clean Power Plan (Existing Source Performance Standards)
                                    Order/Action
                                    • 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.

                                    • 10/23/2015

                                      Final Clean Power Plan published in Federal Register.

                                    • 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.

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                                    Most Recent Action
                                    Litigation
                                    • 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.

                                    • 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.

                                    • 6/26/2018

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

                                    • 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

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

                                    • 5/9/2018

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

                                    • 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.

                                    • 3/1/2018

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

                                    • 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.

                                    • 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.

                                    • 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.

                                    • 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.

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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
                                    Air Regulations
                                    Issue/Reg
                                    MATS "Supplemental Findings"
                                    Order/Action
                                    • 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
                                    Litigation
                                    • 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.

                                    • 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.”

                                    • 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.”

                                    • 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.”

                                    • 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.”

                                    • 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. 

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                                    Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

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

                                    Topic
                                    Air Regulations
                                    Issue/Reg
                                    Methane ICR (Existing Sources)
                                    Order/Action
                                    • 3/2/2017

                                      EPA withdraws 2016 information collection request (ICR) pertaining to methane emissions from existing oil and gas operations.

                                    Most Recent Action
                                    Litigation
                                      Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                      Letter from governors and attorneys general to EPA requesting withdrawal of ICR.

                                      Topic
                                      Air Regulations
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      Methane NSPS
                                      Order/Action
                                      • 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
                                      Litigation
                                      • 7/31/2018

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

                                      • 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).

                                      • 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).

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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
                                      Air Regulations
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      NAAQS
                                      Order/Action
                                      • 12/6/2018

                                        EPA finalizes “good neighbor” determinations for 2008 ozone NAAQS.

                                      • 12/6/2018

                                        EPA finalizes nonattainment area and ozone transport region implementation requirements for the 2015 ozone standard.

                                        (Agency fact sheet)

                                      • 7/25/2018

                                        EPA issues 2015 ozone standard attainment designations for San Antonio, Texas metropolitan area.

                                      • 6/26/2018

                                        EPA In preparation for accelerated review schedule for 2020 ozone standard, EPA issues call for information seeking details on ozone scientific information that has been completed since the 2015 review.

                                        (Comment docket)

                                      • 6/19/2018

                                        EPA sends draft rulemaking addressing 2008 Ozone NAAQS “good neighbor” provisions to OMB for review.

                                      • 6/4/2018

                                         EPA announces proposed ozone designations for remaining areas of the country under the 2015 ozone rule.

                                      • 3/9/2018

                                        EPA issues threshold implementation guidance setting attainment timelines for 2015 ozone rule.

                                        (Agency fact sheet)

                                      • 1/5/2018

                                        EPA announces its intention to complete attainment designations for the 2015 ozone standard by 4/30/18.

                                      • 11/16/2017

                                        EPA issues attainment designations for 2,646 counties under the 2015 ozone standard; indicates remaining designations (15% of U.S. counties) will be issued at a later date.

                                        (News Summary)

                                      • 8/2/2017

                                        EPA withdraws prior decision to extending attainment designation deadlines.

                                      • 6/7/2017

                                        EPA postpones 2015 ozone standard attainment designations for one year, citing insufficient information to make compliance decision.

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                                      Most Recent Action
                                      Litigation
                                      • 9/27/2018

                                        The court issues order mandating compliance with 2/16/18 order. (No. 15-1115)

                                      • 8/1/2018

                                        Environmental petitioners file response to respondents’ petition for panel hearing. (No. 15-1115).

                                         

                                      • 8/1/2018

                                        EPA informs D.C. Circuit that it will not revise 2015 ozone standard, and instead plans to focus on establishing a 2020 standard using a new approach to NAAQS reviews that is under development.

                                      • 7/3/2018

                                        Court enters order lifting abeyance as of Aug. 1 and directing new motions be filed by Aug. 22 (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 6/20/2018

                                        Court enters order directing environmental petitioners to file a response to EPA’s petition for panel rehearing. (No. 15-1115).

                                      • 6/15/2018

                                        State Petitioners file a motion to lift abeyance on August 1, 2018. (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 6/8/2018

                                        EPA files a response to the motion to lift the abeyance filed by state and intervenor petitioners. EPA opposes immediate request to lift the abeyance, but does not oppose lifting the abeyance on August 1, 2018. (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 6/7/2018

                                        EPA files a petition for panel rehearing of the Court’s 2/16/18 decision based on  court’s misinterpretation of two key points of law. (No. 15-1115).

                                      • 6/6/2018

                                        D.C. Circuit orders EPA to file a status report by July 31, 2018 regarding the status of all final designations for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. (No. 17-1185).

                                      • 6/5/2018

                                        EPA submits supplemental status report regarding ozone area designations. (No. 17-1185).

                                      • 5/18/2018

                                        State petitioners file their joint motion to lift abeyance. (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 5/15/2018

                                        EPA submits periodic status report in accordance with court order (12/19/17) regarding finalizing ozone designations. (No. 17-1185).

                                      • 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.”

                                      • 3/12/2018

                                        Court enters order granting NGO plaintiffs’ and state plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment, confirming that the Administrator violated a nondiscretionary duty under the Clean Air Act to promulgate NAAQS for Ozone by Oct 1, 2017 (No. 17-6900).

                                      • 2/16/2018

                                        D.C. Cir. issues an opinion ruling that 1) EPA failed to adopt adequate anti-backsliding measures when it revoked the 1997 NAAQS, 2) EPA violated the CAA by allowing so-called “orphan nonattainment areas” to evade anti-backsliding requirements, 3) the rule’s invitation of “redesignation substitute requests” evaded the statutory requirements for redesignations, and 4) EPA failed to provide a statutory justification for allowing states to choose their own baseline year for measuring pollution reductions (No. 15-1115).

                                         

                                      • 1/31/2018

                                        State of California files its reply in support of motion for summary judgment.

                                         

                                      • 1/26/2018

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

                                      • 1/19/2018

                                        EPA files its opposition to environmental group plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment. (No. 17-6900).

                                      • 1/19/2018

                                        EPA files its opposition  to environmental group plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment. (No. 17-1185).

                                         

                                      • 1/12/2018

                                        EPA submits periodic status report in accordance with court order (12/19/17) regarding finalizing ozone designations. (No. 17-1185).

                                      • 1/8/2018

                                        EPA submits status report,  stating it is continuing to review the Rule in Murray Energy. (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 12/4/2017

                                        Environmental groups file lawsuit against EPA over ozone deadline. (No. 17-6900).

                                      • 10/10/2017

                                        EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the ozone standard. (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 8/1/2017

                                        Coalition of 15 states sues EPA to block postponement of ozone standard implementation. (No. 17-1185).

                                      • 7/10/2017

                                        In its 90-day status report, EPA states it is continuing to review Rule. EPA will submit its next status report within 90 days.

                                      • 4/11/2017

                                        D.C. Circuit grants indefinite abeyance of 2015 ozone standard lawsuit, delaying previously scheduled oral argument and ordering EPA to provide updates at 90 day intervals.

                                      • 10/26/2015

                                        Industry petitioners file for review of agency’s proposed Ozone NAAQS rule.

                                      • 7/10/2017

                                        EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the ozone standard. (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 4/11/2017

                                        D.C. Circuit grants EPA’s petition for indefinite abeyance of 2015 ozone standard lawsuit, delaying previously scheduled oral argument. Additionally, the court orders EPA to provide updates at 90-day intervals. (No. 15-1385).

                                      • 10/26/2015

                                        Industry petitioners file for review of agency’s proposed Ozone NAAQS rule. (No. 15-1385).

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                                      Topic
                                      Air Regulations
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      Power Plant CO2 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
                                      Order/Action
                                      • 12/6/2018

                                        EPA proposes revisions to 111(b) GHG NSPS power plant regulations.

                                        (Agency fact sheet)

                                        (Comment docket awaiting FR publication)

                                      • 9/10/2018

                                        EPA sends proposed revisions to 111(b) GHG NSPS regulations for power plants to OMB for review.

                                      • 5/9/2018

                                        OMB-OIRA spring unified regulatory agenda projects release of formal proposal to modify 111(b) NSPS regulations regarding new fossil-powered electric plants in June 2018.

                                      • 3/28/2017

                                        Executive Order 13783 – Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth, directs review and reconsideration of NSPS for new power plants (CCS mandate for new coal plants).

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                                      Litigation
                                      • 10/23/2018

                                        EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                      • 7/24/2018

                                        Environmental petitioners file response to respondents’ petition for panel hearing. (No. 15-1115).

                                      • 4/27/2018

                                        EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                      • 1/25/2018

                                        EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule

                                      • 10/27/2017

                                        EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                      • 10/27/2017

                                        EPA submits 30-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                      • 8/10/2017

                                        Court orders cases remain held in abeyance; Respondent to file status reports at 90-day intervals starting Oct. 27.

                                      • 7/31/2017

                                        EPA submits 30-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                      • 6/29/2017

                                        EPA submits 30-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                      • 4/28/2017

                                        DC Circuit grants 60-day abeyance of lawsuit against NSPS regulation while EPA reviews the rule; orders EPA to provide 30 day status updates. Case has been briefed but oral argument not set.

                                      • 10/23/2015

                                        State petitioner files for review of agency final rule on Greenhouse Gas emissions.

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                                      Litigation details at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

                                      Case: North Dakota v. EPA, No. 15-1381, (D.C. Cir.)

                                      Topic
                                      Air Regulations
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      Regional Haze
                                      Order/Action
                                      • 9/29/2017

                                        EPA finalizes withdrawal of regional haze FIP for Texas.

                                      Most Recent Action
                                      Litigation
                                      • 7/2/2018

                                        EPA files its status report stating it intends to issue notice of proposed rule making by no later than Aug. 17, 2018.

                                      • 8/31/2017

                                        U.S. District Court for D.C. rejects EPA request to delay deadline for development of Texas’ regional haze plan in response to 2012 consent decree.

                                      Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                      Topic
                                      Air Regulations
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      Regional Haze
                                      Order/Action
                                      • 11/30/2018

                                        EPA announces its proposed approval of key portions of Arkansas’ Regional Haze plan and withdrawal of corresponding federal haze plan provisions. 

                                      • 2/12/2018

                                        EPA announces final withdrawal of federal implementation plan, and approval of revised regional haze state implementation plan for Arkansas.

                                      • 9/11/2017

                                        EPA announces withdrawal of NOX portion of Arkansas regional haze FIP and approval of revised state implementation plan.

                                      • 7/13/2017

                                        EPA extends compliance deadline for September 2016 Arkansas Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) from April 2018 to January 2020.

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                                      Most Recent Action
                                      Litigation
                                      • 9/13/2018

                                        Court enters order holding case in abeyance. Parties ordered to file status reports by Dec. 13, 2018.

                                      • 7/13/2018

                                        Court denies environmental petitioners’ motion to lift abeyance.

                                      • 6/6/2018

                                        Court enters order holding case in abeyance for 90 days. Parties must provide a status report at the end of the 90-day period.

                                      • 4/4/2018

                                        EPA and Arkansas file Joint Status Report regarding FIP for Arkansas regional haze program. EPA and Arkansas propose to replace NOx and SO2 emission limits to selected facilities.

                                      • 3/7/2018

                                        Eighth Circuit grants Entergy motion to stay to EPA final rule.

                                      • 2/21/2018

                                        Entergy requests that in light of EPA’s recent actions, no decision needs to be reached regarding NOx element in their motion to stay.  

                                      • 2/12/2018

                                        EPA notifies Eighth Circuit on its actions in withdrawing portions of FIP regarding NOx requirements.

                                      • 2/12/2018

                                        National Parks and Sierra Club advise Eighth Circuit of recent EPA actions (withdrawing portions of FIP regarding NOx) affecting Entergy stay motion from NOx requirements.

                                      • 2/1/2018

                                        Entergy files its reply in support of its motion to stay.

                                      • 1/25/2018

                                        Environmental groups file their response to Entergy’s motion to stay.

                                      • 1/22/2018

                                        EPA files its response to Entergy’s motion to stay.

                                      • 1/11/2018

                                        Entergy files motion to stay EPA’s final rule.

                                      • 1/11/2018

                                        Environmental groups file their amended response to State of Arkansas’s stay motion.

                                      • 1/10/2018

                                        EPA files its response to State of Arkansas’s motion for stay of final rule.

                                      • 1/4/2018

                                        Court grants EPA’s motion to hold petitions in abeyance for 90 days against opposition by Entergy and Environmental Groups.

                                      • 1/2/2018

                                        Environmental groups file their response to Entergy’s opposition.

                                      • 12/29/2017

                                        EPA files reply in support of motion to hold litigation in abeyance.

                                      • 12/26/2017

                                        Environmental groups file their opposition to State of Arkansas’s stay motion.

                                         

                                      • 12/22/2017

                                        Entergy files opposition to EPA’s motion to hold litigation in abeyance.

                                      • 12/20/2017

                                        Environmental groups file motion to hold the rule in abeyance or alternatively motion for a stay of rule order to extend the response deadline.

                                      • 11/1/2017

                                        Eighth Circuit grants additional abeyance of case through 12/15/17

                                      • 7/31/2017

                                        Eighth Circuit grants a 2-month abeyance regarding Arkansas Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) in response to Arkansas/EPA request. Abeyance granted through 9/26/17. 

                                      • 11/23/2016

                                        Private petitioner files for review of Agency final rule regarding Regional Haze.

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                                      Multi-association letter to EPA on proposed Arkansas Regional Haze FIP.

                                      Case: AK Affordable Energy Coalition v. EPA, No. 16-4270 (8th Cir.)

                                      More info on U.S. Chamber regional haze litigation activity

                                      Topic
                                      Air Regulations
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      Social Cost of Carbon
                                      Order/Action
                                      • 3/28/2017

                                        Section 5 of Executive Order 13783 disbands the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Carbon and rescinds use of its guidance and support documents.

                                      Most Recent Action
                                      Litigation
                                        Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                        Topic
                                        Air Regulations
                                        Issue/Reg
                                        Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction (SSM)
                                        Order/Action
                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Litigation
                                          • 10/16/2018

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

                                          • 7/18/2018

                                            EPA files its fifth 90-day status report.

                                          • 4/19/2018

                                            EPA files its fourth 90-day status report.

                                          • 1/19/2018

                                            EPA files its third 90-day status report.

                                          • 10/23/2017

                                            EPA files its second 90-day status report.

                                          • 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. 

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

                                          Topic
                                          Air Regulations
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Venting and Flaring
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 9/28/2018

                                            BLM finalizes revisions to methane venting and flaring rule.

                                          • 2/22/2018

                                            BLM publishes proposed revisions to the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule

                                            (Agency press release)

                                            (Comment docket)

                                          • 2/12/2018

                                            BLM announces proposal to revise Methane Waste Prevention Rule.

                                            (Agency press release)

                                             

                                          • 12/8/2017

                                            BLM finalizes proposal to delay implementation of venting and flaring rule until January 2019.

                                          • 10/5/2017

                                            BLM formally proposes to temporarily suspend implementation of 2016 venting and flaring rule until January 2019. 

                                          • 6/15/2017

                                            BLM announces it will suspend implementation of certain provisions of November 2016 Methane Waste Prevention Rule (aka Venting and Flaring) that have yet to go into effect.

                                          • 3/28/2017

                                            Section 7 of Executive Order 13783 directs review and reconsideration of Department of Interior methane regulations for oil and gas production on federal lands (aka venting and flaring).

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                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Litigation
                                          • 10/30/2018

                                            Eighteen environmental petitioners file suit in the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California challenging BLM revisions to venting and flaring regulations.

                                          • 3/15/2018

                                            Ninth Circuit enters order granting BLM’s  motion to dismiss. (No. 17-17456)

                                          • 3/14/2018

                                            BLM files voluntary motion to dismiss appeal. (No. 17-17456)

                                          • 12/8/2017

                                            Case docketed before the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.  (No. 17-17456)

                                          • 12/4/2017

                                            BLM files Notice of Appeal to 9th Circuit. (No. 17-17456)

                                          • 10/4/2017

                                            U.S. District Court for Northern California invalidates Department of Interior’s administrative stay of BLM methane waste prevention rule. (No. 17-17456)

                                          • 7/5/2017

                                            State petitioners file suit against BLM for postponing the compliance date of Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties and Resource Conservation rule. (No. 17-17456)

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                                          Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                          Chamber key vote letter supporting congressional repeal of venting and flaring rule (5/9/17).

                                          Coalition letter supporting congressional repeal of venting and flaring rule (2/2/17).

                                          Case: California v. BLM, no. 17-cv-03804-EDL (N.D. Ca.)(Case Closed).

                                          Case: California v. BLM, no. 17-17456 (9th Cir.).(Case Closed).

                                          Topic
                                          Electricity
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Grid Management
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 1/8/2018

                                            FERC rejects DOE grid resiliency proposal and initiates new proceeding to study the issue further. FERC

                                            (Agency release)

                                          • 10/10/2017

                                            Department of Energy proposes Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule under Federal Power Act calling on FERC to order changes to pricing of resiliency and reliability attributes.

                                          • 10/4/2017

                                            FERC releases scoping questions for comment period on DOE Grid Reliability and Resiliency Pricing proposal.

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                                          Litigation
                                            Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                            Topic
                                            Endangered Species Act
                                            Issue/Reg
                                            Sage Grouse
                                            Order/Action
                                            • 12/10/2018

                                              BLM announces final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed plan amendments addressing Greater Sage-Grouse conservation on public land in Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada/Northeastern California, and Wyoming.

                                               

                                            • 10/5/2018

                                              USDA Forest Service publishes draft management plans for its Intermountain and Rocky Mountain regions. (Comment docket)

                                            • 5/4/2018

                                              BLM publishes draft environmental impact analyses of proposed changes to sage grouse resource management plans in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and part of California.

                                            • 1/3/2018

                                              BLM issues Sage Grouse Scoping Report.

                                            • 12/27/2017

                                              BLM instruction memorandum 2018-26 details guidance for implementing oil and gas leasing and development objectives as part of the greater sage-grouse resource management plan revisions.

                                            • 8/7/2017

                                              Sage Grouse Review Team delivers report to Secretary Zinke in response to Secretarial Order 3353.

                                            • 6/7/2017

                                              Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order 3353 establishing a Sage Grouse Review Team to study federal and state sage grouse protection plans and related economic implications.

                                            • 10/11/2017

                                              BLM announces plans to review land use provisions in the federal sage grouse conservation plan, and opens public comment period on scoping the review. In separate notice, BLM withdraws proposal relating to restrictions on 10 million acres of National Forest system lands in Sagebrush Focal Areas (SFAs).

                                              (News Summary)

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                                            Litigation
                                              Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                              Topic
                                              Energy Financial / Royalties
                                              Issue/Reg
                                              Extractive Industries Payment Disclosure
                                              Order/Action
                                              • 2/14/2017

                                                Public Law 115-4 using Congressional Review Act authority to repeal Securities and Exchange Commission regulations mandating public disclosure of reports of energy company finances and operations. 

                                              Most Recent Action
                                              Litigation
                                                Topic
                                                Energy Financial / Royalties
                                                Issue/Reg
                                                Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)
                                                Order/Action
                                                • 7/17/2017

                                                  Department of Treasury modifies Obama Administration guidance prohibiting U.S. support for financing construction of coal plants internationally through MDBs, committing to “help countries access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently.”

                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Litigation
                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                  Topic
                                                  Energy Financial / Royalties
                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                  Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) Royalty Valuation Rule
                                                  Order/Action
                                                  • 8/7/2017

                                                    Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue finalizes repeal of 2017 Valuation Rule.

                                                     

                                                    (Comment docket)

                                                  • 4/4/2017

                                                    Department of Interior’s ONRR formally proposes to repeal 2017 Valuation Rule pertaining to oil, gas, and coal royalties.

                                                  • 2/22/2017

                                                    Department of Interior’s ONRR announces stay of 2017 Valuation Rule pertaining to oil, gas, and coal royalties.

                                                    (News Summary)

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                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                  Litigation
                                                  • 10/25/2017

                                                    Court denies Plaintiffs’ motion to relate the two rule delay challenges.

                                                  • 10/23/2017

                                                    Defendants file opposition to Plaintiffs’ motion.

                                                  • 10/18/2017

                                                    Plaintiffs file to relate the challenge to Delayed Royalty Rule to Plaintiffs’ challenge to the delay of  Department’s Coal Valuation Reform rule

                                                  • 8/30/2017

                                                    U.S. District Court for Northern California invalidates ONRR stay of Royalty Rule.

                                                  • 2/22/2017

                                                    State petitioners file for injunctive relief to stop the Department of Interior implementation of the Royalty Rule. 

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                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                                  Plaintiffs file move to relate the challenge to the Delayed Royalty Rule to Plaintiffs’ challenge to the delay of the Department’s Coal Valuation Reform rule. U.S. Chamber letter to House Natural Resources Committee supporting revisions to ONRR Valuation Rule (item VIII).

                                                  Case: Becerra v. Dep’t of Interior, No. 17-cv-02376-EDL (N.D. Cal.)

                                                  Topic
                                                  Energy Infrastructure
                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                  Energy Infrastructure
                                                  Order/Action
                                                  • 7/19/2017

                                                    Executive Order 13805 establishes Infrastructure Advisory Council within Department of Commerce to report on “funding, support, and delivery of infrastructure projects in several sectors including renewable energy, electricity transmission, and pipelines.”

                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                  Litigation
                                                    Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                    Topic
                                                    General / Energy Development
                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                    Energy Independence
                                                    Order/Action
                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                    Litigation
                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                                      Draft final agency recommendations due to OMB in 120 days (July 26th, 2017).

                                                      Final report due in 180 days (September 24th, 201)

                                                      Topic
                                                      General / Energy Development
                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                      Energy Independence
                                                      Order/Action
                                                      • 3/29/2017

                                                        Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order 3349, directing Department of Interior reviews of numerous regulations and policies impacting energy development.

                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                      Litigation
                                                        Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                        Topic
                                                        General / Energy Development
                                                        Issue/Reg
                                                        Energy Independence
                                                        Order/Action
                                                        • 3/28/2017

                                                          Comprehensive Executive Order 13783 promoting energy security and independence. (individual provisions tracked separately)

                                                        Most Recent Action
                                                        Litigation
                                                          Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                                          Chamber President Tom Donohue Praises President Trump’s commitment to making regulatory relief and energy security a top priority