The Department of Interior (DOI) said it plans to repeal recent amendments to federal energy valuation rules as part of the Trump administration’s plans to target red tape and regulatory costs.
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Two weeks after saying he wants to make federal agencies “do more with less,” President Trump signed an order Monday calling for reorganization of the executive branch of the government, a move that could affect the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker in early February wrote to President Trump with his wish list for the state’s pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, asking for environmental regulatory exemptions for the project as well as federal loan guarantees.
President Trump signed an executive order Friday requiring every agency of the federal government to establish a regulatory reform task force to identify regulations that should be repealed or modified.
The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on Tuesday filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to set aside the Trump administration’s approval to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be completed at a Missouri River crossing in south-central North Dakota.
A federal judge on Monday was still considering what community requirements to place on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) as a result of its criminal conviction last summer for its part in the 2010 natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, 10 miles south of San Francisco.
A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming on Monday denied a request by several oil/gas producing states for a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s venting/flaring rule, which the states allege duplicates and negates state actions already cutting emissions.
The battle continued Friday among the federal government, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) over the stalled Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project.
Alaska’s two U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to open a non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to limited oil and gas development.