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 - 2/19/19 (Comment docket)|
|Interior (BLM)||ANWR Coastal Plain EIS (FR notice)||12/20/18 - 2/11/19 (Comment docket)|
|EPA||Revised WOTUS definition (EPA Notice)||2/14/19 - 4/15/19 (Comment docket)|
|EPA||MATS Supplemental Cost-Benefit Finding (FR Notice)||2/7/19 - 4/8/19 (Comment docket)|
The Tracker is updated regularly. This edition is updated through January 31, 2019.
1/28/19: DC Circuit hears oral arguments in case aiming to block Mountain Valley Pipeline permits. (News summary)
1/23/19: Fourth Circuit grants request by Army Corps for voluntary remand Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit from National Park Service. (News summary)
1/18/19: South Carolina District Court blocks Department of Interior from issuing permits for offshore seismic testing associated with oil and gas exploration. (News summary)
1/14/19: District court hears TransCanada request to resume Keystone XL pre-construction activities on private lands while environmental reviews proceed. (News summary)
1/7/19: District court judge allows challenge against Dakota Access environmental review to proceed. (News summary)
12/28/18: EPA announces proposal to revise MATS supplemental cost finding. (Awaiting FR publication)
12/21/18: President Trump signs Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act into law (PL 115-439), modifying the licensing process for commercial advanced nuclear reactor facilities.
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 12 energy-related regulatory/policy reforms initiated or under review, 16 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 (email@example.com) or David Friedland of Beveridge and Diamond (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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|
|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||