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New Executive Order Directs Agencies to Revise or Rescind Climate Change Rules and Policies

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/eo-rescind.pdf

Analyzes recent presidential executive order that establishes policy to promote energy independence, primarily through actions favorable to oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy producers.  The order also withdraws guidance on assessing climate change effects when making regulations about energy policy.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

(climate change     energy     environment     laws/regulations     presidency)

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/28/presidential-executive-order-promoting-energy-independence-and-economi-1

Presidential order which requires executive agencies to identify and propose ways to eliminate any regulations that encumber energy production, constrain growth, or prevent job creation.  From the White House

 

Department of State Record of Decision and National Interest Determination

Categories: Canada,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

https://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/documents/organization/269323.pdf

Text of the document which approves construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as being in the national interest of the U.S.   The Trump administration decision reverses the decision of the State Department under Obama’s administration. From the State Department

 

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

http://www.statesperform.org/

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments

 

Electricity: Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Uncategorized

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682737.pdf

New devices are allowing customers to generate, store, and manage electricity at their home or business.  This report describes key federal/state policies used to encourage the deployment of such technologies, the extent to which they are being deployed, and the benefits and challenges of such efforts.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

EPA Withdraws Information Request for the Oil and Gas Industry

Categories: Energy,Environment,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-withdraws-information-request-oil-and-gas-industry

Text of announcement that withdraws request that operators of oil and gas facilities provide information on equipment and methane emissions at existing operations.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Electricity: Federal Efforts to Enhance Grid Reliance

Categories: Energy,Homeland Security

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682270.pdf

Identifies grid resiliency efforts launched by federal agencies since 2013, the effects of these efforts, and whether they were coordinated  or duplicative.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Transportation

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/24/presidential-memorandum-regarding-construction-keystone-xl-pipeline

Invites Canadian authorities to re-submit an application to the Secretary of State for a presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and directs the Secretary of State and other federal authorities to clear away all obstacles to completion of the project.  From the White House

 

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