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Oil and Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands: Rescission of a 2015 Rule

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-29/pdf/2017-28211.pdf

Final rule that rescinds an Obama Administration rule that would have set environmental limitations on hydraulic fracking on public lands.  The rescinded rules would have strengthened well construction and wastewater management standards and required disclosure of chemicals in fracking fluids.  From the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior

 

2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://www.boem.gov/NP-Draft-Proposed-Program-2019-2024/

Trump Administration proposal to revise Obama administration plans and open previously-protected U.S. off-shore waters to oil and gas drilling.  Identifies 47 potential areas, including the mid-Atlantic, where companies  could buy leases between 2019 and 2024 under the proposed plan.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

World Energy Outlook 2017: Executive Summary

Categories: China,Energy,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WEO_2017_Executive_Summary_English_version.pdf

Focuses on four large-scale shifts in the global energy system: rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a cleaner, more services-oriented economy in China, and the resilience of shale gas and tight oil in the U.S.  From the International Energy Agency

 

The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2017

Categories: Energy,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/State%20of%20Transportation%202017%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Describes the current status of all aspects of the transportation system including highways, air, rail, and waterways.  Includes commuting, congestion, and air quality.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Environmental Protection Agency Final Report on Review of Agency Actions that Potentially Burden the Safe, Efficient Development of Domestic Energy Resources …

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://usenvironmentalprotectionagency.cmail19.com/t/d-l-uibdil-alydlulij-r/

Responds to Trump’s Executive Order 13783 to explain how the EPA is curbing regulatory burdens in order to promote energy production and growth.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA … Proposes Repeal of “Clean Power Plan”

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-takes-another-step-advance-president-trumps-america-first-strategy-proposes-repeal

Agency press release about proposed regulations to repeal Obama administration rules requiring power plants to reduce carbon emissions.  The new proposals cite reduced compliance costs, energy independence, and revised analyses of environmental, health, and economic effects for promoting the repeal.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA to Reconsider Certain Coal Ash Rule Provisions

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-reconsider-certain-coal-ash-rule-provisions

Brief statement about Trump administration plans to reconsider coal ash regulations which had been a major feature of the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the public from the byproducts of coal-burning power plants.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

International Energy Outlook 2017

Categories: Asia,Energy,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/pdf/0484(2017).pdf

Forecasts a 28% increase in world energy consumption to 2040, primarily due to expanding economies in India and China.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

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