Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Endangered Species Act Regulations

The Environmental & Energy Law Program is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following. If you’re a reporter and would like to speak with an expert on this rule please email us. Why it Matters The Endangered Species Act provides protections for threatened and endangered species, […]

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ELI: FERC Should Acknowledge Climate Risk When Setting Pipeline Policy

July 26, 2018 In April, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requested comments on its 20-year old policy that guides its decisions on permitting interstate natural gas infrastructure. The Electricity Law Initiative filed comments yesterday, arguing that accounting for the economic risks and environmental harms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a permitting proceeding is […]

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Tracking the Trackers

We’re compiling other environmental law and policy trackers. Let us know if we missed one. Click here for our Regulatory Rollback Tracker. “76 Rules on the Way Out Under Trump” – New York Times article, updated every few months. A Running List of How President Trump Is Changing Environmental Policy by National Geographic. Attacks on […]

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Marine Sanctuaries

Channel Islands, Pacific Ocean – established 5/5/1980 Listed for review under EO 13795. Not listed in the final recommendations. Cordell Bank, Pacific Ocean – established 5/24/1989 Listed for review under EO 13795. Not listed in the final recommendations. Greater Farallones, Pacific Ocean – established 1/16/1981 Listed for review under EO 13795. Not listed in the final recommendations. […]

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Marine National Monuments

Marianas Trench, Pacific Ocean – established 1/6/2009 Listed for review under EO 13792 and 13795. Not listed in the final recommendations. Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, Atlantic Ocean – established 9/15/2016 Listed for review under EO 13792 and 13795. In March, 2017 a coalition of fishing groups filed a lawsuit in the D.C. District Court over the […]

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National Monuments

Basin and Range, Nevada – established 7/10/2015 Listed for review under EO 13792. Not listed in the final recommendations. Bears Ears, Utah – established 12/28/2016 On December 28, 2016 President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and established a tribal commission to assist with management. On June 12, 2017 Interior Secretary Zinke […]

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Heavy-duty Truck “Glider Kit” Rule – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Glider rule, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History In 2011, EPA and NHTSA published Phase 1 regulations, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. All gliders were exempt from NHTSA’s Phase […]

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards / Greenhouse Gas Standards – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on CAFE and GHG standards, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On October 15, 2012 EPA published a final rule setting greenhouse gas standards for passenger cars, for model years 2017-2025, and NHTSA set fuel economy standards for 2017-2021 and forecast standards […]

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Dakota Access Pipeline – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Dakota Access pipeline, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History In March and April 2016, three federal agencies – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation – asked the Army […]

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Bristol Bay Pebble Deposit – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on Bristol Bay, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Pebble Limited Partnership’s parent company, purchased the mineral rights of and began exploring the Pebble deposit in the early 2000s. On May 21, 2010, EPA Region 10 (Pacific […]

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