Tag Archives: power plants

Senate to Consider Nominations for Departments of Energy and Interior; New Proposed Rule Regarding Oil and Gas Removed From Federal Lands

Regulatory Activity Oil and Gas The Department of the Interior has issued a Proposed Rule to establish “minimum standards for accurate measurement and proper reporting of all gas removed or sold from Federal and Indian leases.” The proposal excludes the Osage Tribe. Comments are due December 14. Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: On Tuesday, October … 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

Senate to Discuss Crude Oil Export; House to Examine Ozone Standards; White House Releases Its Future of Wind Energy; Upcoming Outer Continental Shelf Bid

Executive Branch Activity Wind Energy Expectations The White House has released its updated study by the Department of Energy on the future of U.S. wind energy titled, “The Wind Vision Report.” The report contains a revised expectation from 2008 with wind powering 10 percent of electricity in 2020, 20 percent in 2030, and 35 percent in … Continue Reading

Environment and Natural Resources

Executive Branch Activity U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have announced an unprecedented effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The target for the United States is to cut its GHG emissions by 26-28 percent below year-2005 levels by 2025. China is expected to increase its share of … Continue Reading

Clean Power Plan Deadline Extended

Regulatory Activity EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Clean Power Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its Clean Power Plan proposed rule which would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The comment deadline which was formerly October 20 is now December 1. Read our … Continue Reading

EPA To Hold Listenting Sessions on Carbon Emissions From Power Plants & Outer Continental Shelf

Executive Branch Activity EPA To Hold Listenting Sessions on Carbon Emissions From Power Plants The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning on holding 11 public listening sessions across the United States to gather public input on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. EPA maintains that “power plants are the nation’s largest stationary source … Continue Reading