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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

 

Hurricane Harvey Situation Reports

Categories: Energy,Weather/Disasters

https://energy.gov/oe/downloads/hurricane-harvey-situation-reports-august-2017

A series of reports on energy sector impacts of the hurricane which hit the southeastern Texas region.  From the Department of Energy

 

National Transportation Statistics 2017

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/NTS_Entire_2017Q2.pdf

Annual statistical report on the condition of the U. S transportation network, the safety and accident record, the relationship between transportation and the economy, and the environmental and energy implications of transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

(energy     environment     statistics     traffic accidents     transportation)

The Effects of Energy Price Shocks on Household Food Security in Low-Income Households

Categories: Energy,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84241/err-233.pdf?v=42928

Estimates the effects of unexpected price changes in gasoline, natural gas, and electricity on household food security over the years 2000 to 2014.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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

 

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