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Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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

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


Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

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

Directs the proper federal authorities to proceed with the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  From the White House


Federal Coal Program: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement-Scoping Report Appendices Vol. 2

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

Contains the list of commenters, the comments by issue category, and an annotated bibliography.  Volume 2 of 2 volumes.  From the Interior Department


Federal Coal Program: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement- Scoping Report. Vol. 1

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

Argues the need for modernization of the federal coal program to ensure a fair return on the sale of public coal resources, assess the structure and efficiency of the coal program in light of current market conditions, and consider the impacts on communities and the environment including climate change.  Volume 1 of 2 volumes.  From the Interior Department


BOEM Denies Atlantic Seismic G&G Permits

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

Agency press release announcing the denial of permits for further surveys of oil and gas deposits in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Planning Areas of the Atlantic Ocean.  Cites a diminished need for additional survey information, because the Atlantic Program Area has been removed  from the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology

Provides background information about the project and summary descriptions of the first installment, released in April 2015, and the second installment, released in January 2017.  From the Energy Department


Quadrennial Energy Review: Second Installment: Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology

Analyzes trends and issues confronting the U.S. electricity sector to 2040, examines the system from generation to end use, and sets out three overarching national goals and 76 recommendations.  From the Energy Department


Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House


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