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Greater Sage-Grouse Protection

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a “Notice of Intent to Amend Land Use Plans Regarding Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and Prepare Associated Environmental Impact Statements or Environmental Assessments.” The proposed amendments shift management plans to the states, forgoing the habitat plan that was developed among the Western states and land users, and BLM and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Announcing our Environmental Regulation Rollback Tracker

In order to keep tabs on the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump Administration, we have launched a new tracker: a table of rules that are under threat or have been overturned, with links to pages for each rule that describe what’s at stake, the current status, and history of the rule development and rollback efforts. […]

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Pacific Bycatch Limits for Whales, Dolphins, and Sea Turtles

Whales, dolphins, turtles, and many other species are hauled up dead or dying in gillnets (called this because they entangle fish by their gills) used to catch swordfish. The rule to limit bycatch from gillnets in the Pacific fishery has been withdrawn.

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DOI Coal Leasing Moratorium

The Department of the Interior (DOI) manages 700 million acres of subsurface mineral rights. DOI halted coal leasing to review how to address the program’s health and environmental impacts and ensure taxpayers get a fair return for their public resources.

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Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Use

On April 5, 2017 EPA formally denied a petition by environmental groups to ban all food applications of the pesticide, and stated it will delay reassessment until the statutory deadline of October 1, 2022.

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BLM Land Use Planning 2.0

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.  Why it Matters The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 260 million acres of land and 700 million acres of subsurface mineral rights. This rule was crafted to bring […]

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Stream Protection Rule

This rule was developed “in order to avoid or minimize impacts on surface water, groundwater, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources” from coal mining. The rule has been rescinded.

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Environmental Law Program Announces New Executive Director

Joseph Goffman, who, over a 30-year career, has shaped environmental law and policy at the highest levels of the Executive branch and as a senior congressional staffer, will join the Law School’s Environmental Law Program  in November, 2017 as Executive Director. ELP Faculty Director Jody Freeman says “Joe is a fantastic addition to our program, bringing […]

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Emmett Clinic Releases Citizen Scientist Manual

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is pleased to share our Manual for Citizen Scientists Starting or Participating in Data Collection and Environmental Monitoring Projects. We developed this manual to support people who are researching and responding to public health and environmental concerns. Whether collecting, generating, analyzing, or distributing information, citizens from all backgrounds […]

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The Social Cost of Carbon

The Interagency Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) has been disbanded and the technical documents withdrawn.

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