Monthly Archives: September 2018

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Oil and Gas Development

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) consists of more than 19 million acres of wilderness in northeastern Alaska. The refuge includes some of the most pristine, untouched lands and waters within the United States. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Section 20001 of the Act authorized oil and gas exploration, leasing, development, and production on ANWR’s Coastal Plain.

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Oil and Gas Development: More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on ANWR, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History  On December 6, 1960, The Department of the Interior (DOI) designated 9.8 million acres of wilderness in northeastern Alaska as the Arctic National Wildlife Range. Pursuant to the order, DOI was tasked with […]

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Electricity Law Initiative: States Should Regulate Rates for Distributed Energy Resource Sales

September 21, 2018 Services supplied by distributed energy resources (DERs), including storage, energy production, and demand response, upend long-standing industry assumptions about infrastructure investments, consumer behavior, and rate setting. As DER deployment grows, utilities will need to adapt. While states have clear authority over utility planning and operations and rates paid by consumers for distribution […]

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National Ocean Policy Executive Order – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the National Ocean Policy Executive Order, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On June 12, 2009, President Obama established the Interagency Policy Task Force, consisting of senior-level officials from across the Administration. The Task Force conducted in-depth research, hosted roundtables, […]

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National Ocean Policy Executive Order

On June 19, 2018, President Trump issued Executive Order 13840, Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States. This revokes the 2010 executive order that emphasized environmental stewardship and created the National Ocean Policy.

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Hana Vizcarra at Vermont Law Review Symposium

September 19, 2018 Environmental & Energy Law Program Staff Attorney Hana Vizcarra spoke at the Vermont Law Review’s 2018 Annual Symposium on Friday, September 14th. This year’s Symposium theme was “Corporations and Climate Change: How Businesses are Changing the Environmental Landscape.” She spoke about how the discussion around incorporating more expansive climate-risk disclosures in financial […]

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The Clean Power Plan Proposed Replacement – Background and Analysis

This backgrounder supplements our regularly updated Regulatory Rollback Tracker post on the Clean Power Plan.  8/17/18 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose shortly a rule to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Last year, EPA proposed to repeal the CPP and issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for its replacement. The repeal […]

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