Tag Archives: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Department of Energy To Cut Energy Development Regulations; EPA Stays Landfill Rules; Senate To Consider Nominations for DOE, EPA, DOI and Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Regulatory Activity Department of Energy Cutting Energy Development Regulations This follows our earlier report highlighting the Trump Administration’s recent memo with specifics as to how the President expects agencies to carry out his previously issued energy Executive Order (EO) 13783 – “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth”. EO 13783 directs agencies to identify regulations that would … Continue Reading

Senate ENR Committee Votes To Approve Keystone XL Bill & Murray Energy Files Early Challenge to EPA GHG Proposal

Legislative Activity Senate ENR Committee Votes to Approve FERC Nominees, Keystone XL Bill On Wednesday, June 18, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee held a business meeting in executive session at which it voted to favorably report a number of President Obama’s nominees for energy policy positions in the executive branch. Under a … Continue Reading

DOE Proposes to Amend Procedures for LNG Export Application Review

Regulatory Activity DOE Proposes to Amend Procedures for LNG Export Application Review On Thursday, May 29, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy proposed to amend the agency’s review process for applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that are not party to a free-trade-agreement with the U.S. The Department plans … Continue Reading

Shaheen/Portman Energy Cloture Vote Fails & EPA Issues Proposed Rule for Refineries

Legislative Activity Shaheen/Portman Energy Cloture Vote Fails On Monday, May 12 the Senate voted against a motion to invoke cloture and end debate on S. 2262, the “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014,” after Senate leaders were unable to reach a deal to consider a group of energy-related amendments. While Senate Majority Leader … Continue Reading

Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Hydrocarbon Agreement

Legislative Activity Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Hydrocarbon Agreement The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on Tuesday, October 1 to consider two bills that would implement the Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement between the United States and Mexico. The hearing produced a bipartisan result, as Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) expressed support … Continue Reading

Nevada Files Petition to Rehear Yucca Mountain Decision & State Department Report on U.N. Climate Change

Legislative and Legal Activity Nevada Files Petition To Rehear Yucca Mountain Decision The State of Nevada filed a petition to rehear en banc In re: Aiken County, et. al., v. Federal Regulatory Commission in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The petition responds to a writ of mandamus issued on August 13 by a … Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Legislation Delayed; McConnell Emissions Legislation Introduced

Legislative Activity Energy Efficiency Legislation Delayed The Senate failed last week to fully consider S. 1392, energy efficiency legislation introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). While the legislation enjoys bipartisan support, consideration of the legislation has been delayed by negotiations regarding non-germane amendments related to the Keystone XL Pipeline and implementation … Continue Reading

NRC Announces Nuclear Waste NPRM Publication Date and Hearings & SEC Elects Not to Appeal Dodd-Frank Ruling

Legislative Activity Upcoming Hearings: Tuesday, September 10: The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled “Implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act – Next Steps.” The hearing will be convened by the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. Wednesday, September 18: The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled “The … Continue Reading

Priorities to “Maximize the Advantages of America’s Natural Gas Boom”

Legislative Activity Energy Efficiency The “Shaheen-Portman” bill (S. 761) is expected to be considered on the Senate floor this week. Senate leaders are working to reach an agreement on amendments, some of which would be controversial (e.g., expedited approval of the Keystone XL pipeline). Natural Gas Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden … Continue Reading

Offshore Drilling, TRIA & FERC/California

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, July 23: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the FAIR Act of 2013 (S. 1273), a bill to provide for additional federal-state royalty revenue sharing from energy development. The House Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the status of the … Continue Reading

Hydraulic Fracturing, GOM Lease Sale 227 & “Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers”

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, June 25: A Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee will consider pending energy efficiency legislation. Wednesday, June 26: A House Natural Resources Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “The Power Marketing Administrations: A Ratepayer Perspective.” Regulatory Activity Hydraulic Fracturing According to a senior EPA official, the federal research study … Continue Reading

FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff Submits Resignation

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, June 4: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will explore ways to improve federal wildland fire management. Thursday, June 6: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will review the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). Thursday, June 6: The House Natural Resources … Continue Reading
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