Global Energy Institute statement on proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan (10/10/17)
Litigation details at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.
Case: West Virginia v. EPA, No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir.)
Welcome to the Global Energy Institute-Beveridge & Diamond Energy Tracker. This site is intended to serve as a one-stop resource for monitoring key regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments associated with the Trump Administration’s energy policy agenda.
The Tracker interface 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 For Comment|
|EPA||111(b) GHG NSPS power plant regulations (FR Notice)||12/21/18 - 3/18/19 (Comment docket)|
|Interior (BLM)||ANWR Coastal Plain EIS (FR notice)||12/20/18 - 3/13/19 (Comment docket)|
|EPA||Revised WOTUS definition (FR Notice)||2/14/19 - 4/15/19 (Comment docket)|
|EPA||MATS Supplemental Cost-Benefit Finding (FR Notice)||2/7/19 - 4/17/19 (Comment docket)|
|DOE||Light Bulb Efficiency Standards (FR Notice)||2/11/19 - 4/12/19 (Comment docket)|
The Tracker is updated regularly. This edition is updated through March 11, 2019.
3/5/19: DOE authorizes LNG exports from Calcasieu Pass (LA) export terminal.
3/1/19: Groups file suit in Alaska district court challenging Department of Interior’s approval of exploratory drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
2/21/19: FERC grants authorization for Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal.
2/20/19: Coalition of environmental groups file motion in South Carolina district court requesting preliminary injunction to halt seismic testing in the Atlantic until resolution of Plaintiffs’ claims.
2/19/19: DC Circuit Court enters per curiam judgment dismissing challenges to the federal government’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, rejecting on the merits claims under the Takings Clause, due process, and the National Historic Preservation and Natural Gas acts. (News summary).
2/15/19: Montana District Court issues order enjoining preparation of sites for off-right-of-way construction camps on public lands surveyed for cultural resources, ultimately blocking pre-construction work on Keystone XL Pipeline. (News summary)
2/15/19: Coalition of environmental groups file notice of intent to sue Interior Department and Fish and Wildlife Service regarding decisions pertaining to sage grouse protections under the Endangered Species Act.
2/7/19: EPA informs DC Circuit Court that it expects to complete action on the Affordable Clean Energy rule by the end of June.
2/6/19: Second Circuit Court of Appeals finds that New York Department of Environmental Conservation 2017 denial of Clean Water Act Section 401 permit for the Northern Access pipeline was baseless, and remanded the case back to the agency. (News summary)
2/4/19: Environmental petitioners challenge December 2018 EPA rulemaking finalizing implementation requirements for the 2015 ozone standard.
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 7 public laws. Further, by our best estimate, there are currently 11 energy-related regulatory/policy reforms initiated or under review, 17 reforms formally proposed, and 35 reform actions that have been finalized or completed. (These figures do not include project-specific actions such as leases or permit approvals.) In addition, litigation pertaining to at least 15 actions is underway or ongoing.
Please contact Dan Byers of GEI (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Friedland of Beveridge and Diamond (email@example.com, 202.789.6047) with questions, updates, or suggestions. For specific legal documents, please contact Beveridge and Diamond.
|Topic||Issue/Reg||Order/Action||Most Recent Action||Agency||Litigation (if any)||Notes/Info/Chamber Statements|
|Land Management / Leasing||Resource Management Planning||
|Permitting / NEPA||Pipelines||
U.S. Chamber comments on construction of pipelines using domestic steel and iron (4/6/17)
|Air Regulations||Methane ICR (Existing Sources)||
Letter from governors and attorneys general to EPA requesting withdrawal of ICR.
|Water Regulations / Fracking||Stream Buffer Rule||
|Energy Financial / Royalties||Extractive Industries Payment Disclosure||
|Permitting / NEPA||Infrastructure Permitting||