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
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)
EPA Section 112 "Once-in, Always-in" (FR Notice) 7/26/19 - 9/24/19 (Comment docket)
EPA Coal Combustion Residuals (FR Notice) 8/14/19 - 10/5/19 (Comment docket)
EPA NSR Project Emissions Accounting (FR Notice) 8/9/19 - 10/8/19 (Comment docket)
EPA CWA Section 401 (FR Notice) 8/22/19 - 10/21/19 (Comment docket)

The Tracker is updated regularly. This edition is updated through September 18, 2019.

  • Notable Developments Over the Last Month

  • 9/12/19: EPA and Army Corps finalize rule repealing WOTUS. (EPA press release)

  • 9/12/19: BLM releases final EIS on ANWR Coastal Plain leasing proposal.

  • 9/10/19: This Circuit Court rules against PennEast Pipeline, finding that the Natural Gas Act does not abrogate State sovereign immunity as a corollary of its grant of eminent domain, effectively blocking PennEast from building on land owned by the state of New Jersey.

  • 9/5/19: DOE finalizes reforms to energy efficiency standards for general service lamps. 

  • 8/28/19: Fifth Circuit upholds EPA's delay of compliance deadlines for parts of Effluent Limitations Guidelines rule.

  • 8/27/19: Department of Interior finalizes Endangered Species Act reforms pertaining to (1) listing and critical habitat, (2) protective regulations, and (3) interagency cooperation.(Agency press release

  • 8/23/19: D.C. Circuit Court issues opinion denying petitions for review of 2015 ozone standard, except with respect to the secondary ozone standard, which it remanded for reconsideration. 

  • 8/20/19: EPA releases guidance to states regarding second period of regional haze implementation. 

  • 8/9/19: EPA proposes rule reforming New Source Review project emissions accounting requirements. (Comment docket

  • 8/9/19: EPA proposes rule reforming Clean Water Act Section 401 certification procedures. (Agency press release)(Comment docket

  • 8/8/19: Montana district court schedules 10/3/19 hearing to review environmental groups' challenge to Keystone XL pipeline construction permit. 

  • 8/2/19: Coalition of 13 states led by California file suit in second circuit challenging NHTSA rulemaking reducing financial penalties related to fuel economy standards. 

  • 8/2/19: D.C. Circuit Court issues opinion denying challenge to Atlantic Sunrise pipeline permits, finding that the challenges to the Commission's order permitting the pipeline expansion cannot surmount the deferential standards of agency review.

  • 7/26/19: Fourth Circuit Court vacates Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act evaluation and permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  

  • 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, 11 reforms formally proposed, and 48 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
Air Regulations NAAQS
  • 5/9/2018

    EPA issues memorandum detailing principles for standard setting of future NAAQS.

  • 4/12/2018

    White House issues an executive memorandum directing EPA to take actions ensuring efficient and cost-effective implementation of the NAAQS program. 

Potus, EPA

    4/12/18: U.S. Chamber statement on White House air quality directive.

    Land Management / Leasing Oil and Gas Leasing
    • 5/4/2018

      BLM schedules quarterly oil and gas lease sale for June 20, 2018; will offer 198,000 acres in Wyoming.

    Interior
      Water Regulations / Fracking Oil and Gas Wastewater Management
      • 5/3/2018

        EPA announces that it is seeking input on, and plans to undertake a comprehensive study of, how the Agency, states, and stakeholders regulate and manage wastewater from oil and gas operations. 

      EPA
        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
                  • 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.

                     

                  • 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.

                  • 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

                  more

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

                  Permitting / NEPA Pipelines
                  • 2/2/2016

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

                  Energy
                  • 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.

                  • 11/13/2017

                    Respondents file their opposition to Petitioners’ petition for rehearing.

                  • 11/10/2017

                    Environmental petitioners file petition for rehearing.

                  • 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.

                  • 2/6/2018

                    Industry intervenors file motion to stay mandate.

                  • 2/6/2018

                    FERC files motion to stay mandate.

                  • 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).

                  more

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

                  Other Strategic Petroleum Reserves
                  • 2/9/2018

                    Section 20101 of Public Law 115-123: Amends CR by adding section 158 regarding strategic petroleum reserve. Sale of 100 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve between the years 2022 – 2027.

                  Energy
                    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 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 Alternative Fuels
                        • 2/9/2018

                          Section 40415 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of excise tax credits relating to alternative fuels. The provision extends through 2017 the $0.50 per gallon alternative fuel tax credit and alternative fuel mixture tax credit.

                        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 Production Tax Credits
                            • 2/9/2018

                              Section 40408 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of production credit for Indian coal facilities ($2.00/ton tax credit). The provision extends through 2017.

                            Treasury
                              Tax Production Tax Credits
                              • 2/9/2018

                                Section 40407 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of biodiesel and renewable diesel incentives ($1.00/gal tax credit and $0.10/gal for agri-biodiesel producers). The provision extends through 2017.  Additionally, the provision extends $1.00/gal tax credit for diesel produced from biomass and biodiesel mixtures.  

                              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 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 Carbon Capture
                                    • 2/9/2018

                                      Section 41119 of Bipartisan Budget Act: Enhancement of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Credit modifying Section 45Q of the tax code. The changes extend tax credits to carbon capture projects constructed over the next six years. Projects formerly received $10 for each ton of carbon captured and used for enhanced oil recovery and $20 for each ton captured and put “in secure geological storage” underground. The new credit bumps those sums to $35 and $50, respectively. It also eliminates a pre-existing annual volumetric cap of 75 million tons of carbon dioxide.

                                    Treasury
                                      Topic
                                      Air Regulations
                                      Issue/Reg
                                      NAAQS
                                      Orders/Action
                                      • 5/9/2018

                                        EPA issues memorandum detailing principles for standard setting of future NAAQS.

                                      • 4/12/2018

                                        White House issues an executive memorandum directing EPA to take actions ensuring efficient and cost-effective implementation of the NAAQS program. 

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

                                        4/12/18: U.S. Chamber statement on White House air quality directive.

                                        Topic
                                        Land Management / Leasing
                                        Issue/Reg
                                        Oil and Gas Leasing
                                        Orders/Action
                                        • 5/4/2018

                                          BLM schedules quarterly oil and gas lease sale for June 20, 2018; will offer 198,000 acres in Wyoming.

                                        Most Recent Action
                                        Agency
                                        Interior
                                        Litigation (if any)
                                          Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                          Topic
                                          Water Regulations / Fracking
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Oil and Gas Wastewater Management
                                          Orders/Action
                                          • 5/3/2018

                                            EPA announces that it is seeking input on, and plans to undertake a comprehensive study of, how the Agency, states, and stakeholders regulate and manage wastewater from oil and gas operations. 

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

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

                                            Most Recent Action
                                            Agency
                                            EPA
                                            Litigation (if any)
                                              Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                              Topic
                                              Air Regulations
                                              Issue/Reg
                                              NAAQS
                                              Orders/Action
                                              • 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)

                                              Most Recent Action
                                              Agency
                                              EPA
                                              Litigation (if any)
                                                Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                Topic
                                                Renewables/Energy Efficiency
                                                Issue/Reg
                                                Offshore Wind
                                                Orders/Action
                                                • 4/11/2018

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

                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Agency
                                                Interior
                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                  Topic
                                                  Renewables/Energy Efficiency
                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                  Offshore Wind
                                                  Orders/Action
                                                  • 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)

                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                  Agency
                                                  Interior
                                                  Litigation (if any)
                                                    Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                    Topic
                                                    Land Management / Leasing
                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                    Outer Continental Shelf (OCD) Oil and Gas Leasing
                                                    Orders/Action
                                                    • 3/30/2018

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

                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                    Agency
                                                    Interior
                                                    Litigation (if any)
                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                      Topic
                                                      Permitting / NEPA
                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                      Pipelines
                                                      Orders/Action
                                                      • 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)

                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                      Agency
                                                      FERC
                                                      Litigation (if any)
                                                      • 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.

                                                         

                                                      • 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.

                                                      • 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

                                                      more
                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

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

                                                      Topic
                                                      Permitting / NEPA
                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                      Pipelines
                                                      Orders/Action
                                                      • 2/2/2016

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

                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                      Agency
                                                      Energy
                                                      Litigation (if any)
                                                      • 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.

                                                      • 11/13/2017

                                                        Respondents file their opposition to Petitioners’ petition for rehearing.

                                                      • 11/10/2017

                                                        Environmental petitioners file petition for rehearing.

                                                      • 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.

                                                      • 2/6/2018

                                                        Industry intervenors file motion to stay mandate.

                                                      • 2/6/2018

                                                        FERC files motion to stay mandate.

                                                      • 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).

                                                      more
                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

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

                                                      Topic
                                                      Other
                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                      Strategic Petroleum Reserves
                                                      Orders/Action
                                                      • 2/9/2018

                                                        Section 20101 of Public Law 115-123: Amends CR by adding section 158 regarding strategic petroleum reserve. Sale of 100 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve between the years 2022 – 2027.

                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                      Agency
                                                      Energy
                                                      Litigation (if any)
                                                        Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                        Topic
                                                        Tax
                                                        Issue/Reg
                                                        Carbon Capture
                                                        Orders/Action
                                                        • 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.

                                                           

                                                        Most Recent Action
                                                        Agency
                                                        Treasury
                                                        Litigation (if any)
                                                          Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                          Topic
                                                          Tax
                                                          Issue/Reg
                                                          Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
                                                          Orders/Action
                                                          • 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.

                                                          Most Recent Action
                                                          Agency
                                                          Treasury
                                                          Litigation (if any)
                                                            Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                            Topic
                                                            Tax
                                                            Issue/Reg
                                                            Alternative Fuels
                                                            Orders/Action
                                                            • 2/9/2018

                                                              Section 40415 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of excise tax credits relating to alternative fuels. The provision extends through 2017 the $0.50 per gallon alternative fuel tax credit and alternative fuel mixture tax credit.

                                                            Most Recent Action
                                                            Agency
                                                            Treasury
                                                            Litigation (if any)
                                                              Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                              Topic
                                                              Tax
                                                              Issue/Reg
                                                              Production Tax Credits
                                                              Orders/Action
                                                              • 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.

                                                              Most Recent Action
                                                              Agency
                                                              Treasury
                                                              Litigation (if any)
                                                                Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                                Topic
                                                                Tax
                                                                Issue/Reg
                                                                Production Tax Credits
                                                                Orders/Action
                                                                • 2/9/2018

                                                                  Section 40408 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of production credit for Indian coal facilities ($2.00/ton tax credit). The provision extends through 2017.

                                                                Most Recent Action
                                                                Agency
                                                                Treasury
                                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                                  Topic
                                                                  Tax
                                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                                  Production Tax Credits
                                                                  Orders/Action
                                                                  • 2/9/2018

                                                                    Section 40407 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of biodiesel and renewable diesel incentives ($1.00/gal tax credit and $0.10/gal for agri-biodiesel producers). The provision extends through 2017.  Additionally, the provision extends $1.00/gal tax credit for diesel produced from biomass and biodiesel mixtures.  

                                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                                  Agency
                                                                  Treasury
                                                                  Litigation (if any)
                                                                    Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                                    Topic
                                                                    Tax
                                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                                    Vehicles
                                                                    Orders/Action
                                                                    • 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. 

                                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                                    Agency
                                                                    Treasury
                                                                    Litigation (if any)
                                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                                      Topic
                                                                      Tax
                                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                                      Vehicles
                                                                      Orders/Action
                                                                      • 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. 

                                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                                      Agency
                                                                      Treasury
                                                                      Litigation (if any)
                                                                        Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                                        Topic
                                                                        Tax
                                                                        Issue/Reg
                                                                        Carbon Capture
                                                                        Orders/Action
                                                                        • 2/9/2018

                                                                          Section 41119 of Bipartisan Budget Act: Enhancement of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Credit modifying Section 45Q of the tax code. The changes extend tax credits to carbon capture projects constructed over the next six years. Projects formerly received $10 for each ton of carbon captured and used for enhanced oil recovery and $20 for each ton captured and put “in secure geological storage” underground. The new credit bumps those sums to $35 and $50, respectively. It also eliminates a pre-existing annual volumetric cap of 75 million tons of carbon dioxide.

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