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December 30, 2019

Pence Promises Quicker Federal Permitting of Infrastructure Projects

Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration wants to significantly reduce wait times for federal permitting on infrastructure projects, and pointed to the White House’s quick approval of the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) oil pipelines as strong support for energy development.

June 9, 2017

Trump Sends $4.1T Budget to Congress, Nixes ‘Crazy’ Obama Spending on Climate Change

President Trump on Tuesday sent a $4.1 trillion budget proposal to Congress that mirrors earlier plans to cleave nearly one-third of funding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as his budget director derided the previous administration’s “crazy” spending on climate change.

May 23, 2017

Court Grants Administration Request to Hold CPP Challenges in Abeyance

A Trump administration request to hold in abeyance a flurry of lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) was granted Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

April 28, 2017

Trump Administration Asks Appellate Court to Delay Cases Over Methane Rules

The Trump administration has asked an appellate court to delay a series of lawsuits over proposed rules governing new sources of methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry, in order to give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) time to review the rules.

April 11, 2017

Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal Reawakened With Nebraska Application

With encouragement from the new administration in Washington, DC, TransCanada Corp. on Thursday revived its Keystone XL cross-border oil pipeline project with an application to the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) for approval of a route through the state and the most pivotal part of the $8 billion project.

February 16, 2017

U.S. Army Corps Grants Key Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Following a boost from the Trump administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on Tuesday returned to its original assessment and granted an easement to the backers of the controversial $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) for its final leg, a water crossing in south-central North Dakota.

February 7, 2017
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Reportedly Eyed by Trump Team as High-Priority Infrastructure

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Reportedly Eyed by Trump Team as High-Priority Infrastructure

After signaling its support for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, the Trump administration may be looking to fast track the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) as well.

January 26, 2017
Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline in Hands of Court (or White House)

Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline in Hands of Court (or White House)

The legal, political and regulatory battle that has hobbled the nearly completed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project marked another legal juncture Wednesday.

January 19, 2017

Opening Arguments in BLM Frack Rule Appeal Delayed Until March

The Obama administration will not have an opportunity to defend an embattled rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands, after an appellate court postponed oral arguments in the case until March.

January 13, 2017
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