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
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
    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 Residential/Commercial/Utilities
      • 2/9/2018

        Section 40413 of Public Law 115-123:. Extension of energy efficient commercial buildings deduction. The provision extends through 2017 the deduction for energy efficiency improvements to lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, and hot water systems of commercial buildings.

      Treasury
        Tax Biofuels
        • 2/9/2018

          Section 50412 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of special allowance for second generation biofuel plant property. The provision extends through 2017 50-percent bonus depreciation for cellulosic biofuel facilities.

        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 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 Residential/Commercial/Utilities
              • 2/9/2018

                Section 40401 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of credit for nonbusiness energy property. The provision extends through 2017 the credit for purchases of nonbusiness energy property. The provision allows a credit of 10 percent of the amount paid or incurred by the taxpayer for qualified energy improvements, up to $500.

              Treasury
                Land Management / Leasing Monuments
                • 12/8/2017

                  President Trump issues proclamation reducing the size of the Bears Ears national monument. (Interior press release)

                • 6/10/2017

                  Secretary Zinke submits 45-day interim report on Bears Ears monument to President Trump; recommends that monument be right-sized and co-managed by Tribal nations.

                Interior
                • 12/4/2017

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

                • 1/18/2018

                  Federal defendants file motion to transfer case to District of Utah.

                • 2/1/2018

                  Environmental groups file their opposition to defendants’ motion to transfer case to District of Utah.

                more

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

                Consolidated with:

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

                 

                Land Management / Leasing Oil and Gas Leasing
                • 1/31/2018

                  BLM releases instruction memorandum 2018-34, “Updating Oil and Gas Leasing Reform” to “simplify and streamline the leasing process to alleviate unnecessary impediments and burdens” and “expedite the offering of lands for lease.” The memorandum also eliminates the use of Master Leasing Plans (MLPs).

                Interior

                  Case: Western Org. Resources Council v. Zinke, No. 15-5294 (D.C. Cir.)

                  Land Management / Leasing Outer Continental Shelf (OCD) Oil and Gas Leasing
                  • 1/8/2018

                    Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposes 2019 - 2024 Outer-Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program.

                    (View docket)

                  • 6/29/2017

                    President Trump announces that Interior Secretary Zinke has initiated an RFI to consider changes to the 5-year National Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for the years 2019-2024.

                  Interior

                    GEI Comments on Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024 (3/9/18)

                    Global Energy Institute Statement on Proposed Offshore Drilling Program (1/4/18)

                     
                    Electricity Grid Management
                    • 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.

                    more
                    Energy, FERC

                      FERC Docket No. RM18-1-000

                      General / Energy Development Offshore energy
                      • 12/29/2017

                        Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement proposes to revise or eliminate a number of regulations regarding offshore drilling equipment.

                        (View public comment docket)

                      Interior
                        Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards
                        • 12/19/2017

                          DOE issues request for information seeking comment on approaches used to set efficiency standards, feebate programs and other ways to “reduce compliance costs and/or increase consumer choice while preserving or enhancing appliance efficiency.” (Link to comment docket)

                           

                        Energy
                          Permitting / NEPA Pipelines
                          • 11/29/2017

                            FERC denies Energy Transfer Partners LP’s request for a blanket construction certificate.

                          FERC
                            General / Energy Development Energy Independence
                            • 10/25/2017

                              EPA issues final report in response to EO 13783, detailing EPA actions that potentially burden domestic energy.

                            • 10/24/2017

                              Department of Interior issues final report in response to EO 13783, detailing DOI actions that potentially burden domestic energy. 

                            • 3/28/2017

                              Section 2 of Executive Order 13783 directs review of all agency actions that potentially burden safe development of energy.

                            more
                            Potus, EPA, OMB, Interior, Energy

                              Draft final agency recommendations due to OMB in 120 days (7/26/17)

                              Final report due in 180 days (9/24/17).

                              Energy Financial / Royalties Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) Royalty Valuation Rule
                              • 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)

                              more
                              Interior
                              • 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. 

                              • 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

                              more

                              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.)

                              Other Sue and Settle
                              • 10/16/2017

                                Administrator Pruitt issues directive promoting transparency and public participation in consent decrees.

                              EPA
                                Other Sue and Settle
                                • 10/16/2017

                                  Administrator Pruitt issues directive promoting transparency and public participation in consent decrees.

                                EPA
                                  Regulatory Reform Regulatory Reform
                                  • 10/6/2017

                                    Secretary of Commerce Ross releases report, Streamlining Permitting and Regulatory Burdens for American Manufacturers, which identifies 20 sets of regulations and permitting issues for reform.  

                                  • 1/24/2017

                                    Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Commerce to identify federal regulations that negatively impact U.S. manufacturers.

                                  Potus, Commerce

                                    Chamber comments on Impact of Federal Regulations on Domestic Manufacturing. 

                                    Permitting / NEPA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
                                    • 7/30/2010

                                      BLM issues favorable environmental impact statement approving lease sale for coal mining in “Wright Area” of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

                                    Energy
                                    • 9/15/2017

                                      10th Cir. remands the BLM EIS for reconsideration of its conclusion that issuance of coal leases would not result in higher national carbon dioxide emissions.

                                    • 10/9/2015

                                      Environmental petitioners file for review District Court’s upholding of BLM’s EIS approving issuance of coal leases.

                                    Case: WildEarth Guardians v. BLM, No. 15-8109 (10th Cir.)

                                    Topic
                                    Tax
                                    Issue/Reg
                                    Vehicles
                                    Orders/Action
                                    • 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.

                                       

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

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

                                          Section 40413 of Public Law 115-123:. Extension of energy efficient commercial buildings deduction. The provision extends through 2017 the deduction for energy efficiency improvements to lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, and hot water systems of commercial buildings.

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

                                            Section 50412 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of special allowance for second generation biofuel plant property. The provision extends through 2017 50-percent bonus depreciation for cellulosic biofuel facilities.

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

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

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

                                                  Section 40401 of Public Law 115-123: Extension of credit for nonbusiness energy property. The provision extends through 2017 the credit for purchases of nonbusiness energy property. The provision allows a credit of 10 percent of the amount paid or incurred by the taxpayer for qualified energy improvements, up to $500.

                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Agency
                                                Treasury
                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                  Topic
                                                  Land Management / Leasing
                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                  Monuments
                                                  Orders/Action
                                                  • 12/8/2017

                                                    President Trump issues proclamation reducing the size of the Bears Ears national monument. (Interior press release)

                                                  • 6/10/2017

                                                    Secretary Zinke submits 45-day interim report on Bears Ears monument to President Trump; recommends that monument be right-sized and co-managed by Tribal nations.

                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                  Agency
                                                  Interior
                                                  Litigation (if any)
                                                  • 12/4/2017

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

                                                  • 1/18/2018

                                                    Federal defendants file motion to transfer case to District of Utah.

                                                  • 2/1/2018

                                                    Environmental groups file their opposition to defendants’ motion to transfer case to District of Utah.

                                                  more
                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

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

                                                  Consolidated with:

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

                                                   

                                                  Topic
                                                  Land Management / Leasing
                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                  Oil and Gas Leasing
                                                  Orders/Action
                                                  • 1/31/2018

                                                    BLM releases instruction memorandum 2018-34, “Updating Oil and Gas Leasing Reform” to “simplify and streamline the leasing process to alleviate unnecessary impediments and burdens” and “expedite the offering of lands for lease.” The memorandum also eliminates the use of Master Leasing Plans (MLPs).

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

                                                    Case: Western Org. Resources Council v. Zinke, No. 15-5294 (D.C. Cir.)

                                                    Topic
                                                    Land Management / Leasing
                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                    Outer Continental Shelf (OCD) Oil and Gas Leasing
                                                    Orders/Action
                                                    • 1/8/2018

                                                      Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposes 2019 - 2024 Outer-Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program.

                                                      (View docket)

                                                    • 6/29/2017

                                                      President Trump announces that Interior Secretary Zinke has initiated an RFI to consider changes to the 5-year National Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for the years 2019-2024.

                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                    Agency
                                                    Interior
                                                    Litigation (if any)
                                                      Topic
                                                      Electricity
                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                      Grid Management
                                                      Orders/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.

                                                      more
                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                      Agency
                                                      Energy, FERC
                                                      Litigation (if any)
                                                        Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                        Topic
                                                        General / Energy Development
                                                        Issue/Reg
                                                        Offshore energy
                                                        Orders/Action
                                                        • 12/29/2017

                                                          Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement proposes to revise or eliminate a number of regulations regarding offshore drilling equipment.

                                                          (View public comment docket)

                                                        Most Recent Action
                                                        Agency
                                                        Interior
                                                        Litigation (if any)
                                                          Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                          Topic
                                                          Energy Efficiency
                                                          Issue/Reg
                                                          Appliance Standards
                                                          Orders/Action
                                                          • 12/19/2017

                                                            DOE issues request for information seeking comment on approaches used to set efficiency standards, feebate programs and other ways to “reduce compliance costs and/or increase consumer choice while preserving or enhancing appliance efficiency.” (Link to comment docket)

                                                             

                                                          Most Recent Action
                                                          Agency
                                                          Energy
                                                          Litigation (if any)
                                                            Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                            Topic
                                                            Permitting / NEPA
                                                            Issue/Reg
                                                            Pipelines
                                                            Orders/Action
                                                            • 11/29/2017

                                                              FERC denies Energy Transfer Partners LP’s request for a blanket construction certificate.

                                                            Most Recent Action
                                                            Agency
                                                            FERC
                                                            Litigation (if any)
                                                              Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                              Topic
                                                              General / Energy Development
                                                              Issue/Reg
                                                              Energy Independence
                                                              Orders/Action
                                                              • 10/25/2017

                                                                EPA issues final report in response to EO 13783, detailing EPA actions that potentially burden domestic energy.

                                                              • 10/24/2017

                                                                Department of Interior issues final report in response to EO 13783, detailing DOI actions that potentially burden domestic energy. 

                                                              • 3/28/2017

                                                                Section 2 of Executive Order 13783 directs review of all agency actions that potentially burden safe development of energy.

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

                                                                Draft final agency recommendations due to OMB in 120 days (7/26/17)

                                                                Final report due in 180 days (9/24/17).

                                                                Topic
                                                                Energy Financial / Royalties
                                                                Issue/Reg
                                                                Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) Royalty Valuation Rule
                                                                Orders/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)

                                                                more
                                                                Most Recent Action
                                                                Agency
                                                                Interior
                                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                                • 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. 

                                                                • 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

                                                                more
                                                                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
                                                                Other
                                                                Issue/Reg
                                                                Sue and Settle
                                                                Orders/Action
                                                                • 10/16/2017

                                                                  Administrator Pruitt issues directive promoting transparency and public participation in consent decrees.

                                                                Most Recent Action
                                                                Agency
                                                                EPA
                                                                Litigation (if any)
                                                                  Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                                  Topic
                                                                  Other
                                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                                  Sue and Settle
                                                                  Orders/Action
                                                                  • 10/16/2017

                                                                    Administrator Pruitt issues directive promoting transparency and public participation in consent decrees.

                                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                                  Agency
                                                                  EPA
                                                                  Litigation (if any)
                                                                    Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
                                                                    Topic
                                                                    Regulatory Reform
                                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                                    Regulatory Reform
                                                                    Orders/Action
                                                                    • 10/6/2017

                                                                      Secretary of Commerce Ross releases report, Streamlining Permitting and Regulatory Burdens for American Manufacturers, which identifies 20 sets of regulations and permitting issues for reform.  

                                                                    • 1/24/2017

                                                                      Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Commerce to identify federal regulations that negatively impact U.S. manufacturers.

                                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                                    Agency
                                                                    Potus, Commerce
                                                                    Litigation (if any)
                                                                      Topic
                                                                      Permitting / NEPA
                                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                                      National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
                                                                      Orders/Action
                                                                      • 7/30/2010

                                                                        BLM issues favorable environmental impact statement approving lease sale for coal mining in “Wright Area” of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

                                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                                      Agency
                                                                      Energy
                                                                      Litigation (if any)
                                                                      • 9/15/2017

                                                                        10th Cir. remands the BLM EIS for reconsideration of its conclusion that issuance of coal leases would not result in higher national carbon dioxide emissions.

                                                                      • 10/9/2015

                                                                        Environmental petitioners file for review District Court’s upholding of BLM’s EIS approving issuance of coal leases.

                                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber Statements

                                                                      Case: WildEarth Guardians v. BLM, No. 15-8109 (10th Cir.)