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

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

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/65353/95108/115024/Coal_PEIS_Vol_II_508.pdf

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

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/65353/95106/115023/CoalPEIS_RptsScoping_Vol1_508.pdf

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

https://www.boem.gov/press01062017/

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

https://www.energy.gov/epsa/quadrennial-energy-review-qer

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

https://www.energy.gov/epsa/downloads/quadrennial-energy-review-second-installment

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

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

 

National Electric Grid Security and Resilience Action Plan

Categories: Energy,Homeland Security,Presidency,Science/Technology

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/National_Electric_Grid_Action_Plan_06Dec2016.pdf

Outlines a plan to protect the U.S. electricity grid, manage contingencies that might interfere with the operation of the grid, enhance response and recovery efforts, and build a more secure future electric grid.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Joint United States – Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy

Categories: Canada,Energy,Homeland Security,Presidency,Science/Technology

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/Joint_US_Canada_Grid_Strategy_06Dec2016.pdf

Outlines a joint strategy of the U.S. and Canadian governments to strengthen the security and resilience of the two countries’ electricity grids from all adversarial, technological, and natural hazards and threats.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

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