Tag Archives: Land and Water Conservation Fund

Land and Water Conservation Fund Clears First Congressional Hurdle for Permanent Funding

What happened: Last week the Senate passed a landmark piece of legislation – the Great American Outdoors Act.  Under the legislation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) would be permanently and fully funded at $900 million annually rather than funding levels being determined by the congressional appropriations process each year. What is next: The … Continue Reading

House and Senate Begin Conference on Historical Energy Legislation; Senate Looks at Nuclear Power; House Debates Methane; DOE’s New Revelations on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Legislative Action Comprehensive Energy Bill Conferees met on last week on Thursday for the opening session to consider energy legislation, S. 2012, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016. If passed, the bill would be the first piece of comprehensive energy legislation to emerge from Congress in almost a decade. The mood … Continue Reading

House To Potentially Forever Alter Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); EPA Issues Latest NAAQS Draft

Regulatory Activity EPA Continues to Review Air Quality The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of its draft plan for the agency’s review of secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen and oxides of sulfur (NOX/SOX). For information on accessing the draft, click here. Comments are due December 30. … Continue Reading

Congress To Address Offshore Oil Rig Safety; Hydraulic Fracturing; and the Land and Water Conservation Fund; Administration Releases 15-Year Arctic Plan

Regulatory Activity Arctic Comprehensive Conservation Plan The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its Record of Decision for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement. According to the agency, this document “establishes the management direction for Arctic Refuge for the next 15 years.” Funding for Hydropower Projects … Continue Reading

EPA Enters Next Phase on WOTUS; House to Review US Pledge to UN on Climate Change and U.S. Offshore Energy Plan; Senate To Review Land and Water Conservation Fund

Regulatory Activity Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Following the regulatory process, on Friday, April 3, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its proposed rule concerning the “Definition of the Waters of the U.S” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for interagency review.  At that time, EPA also released a statement about the proposed … Continue Reading
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