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Experts Say Trump Executive Order Won’t Save Coal, Long Rulemaking Ahead

Experts Say Trump Executive Order Won’t Save Coal, Long Rulemaking Ahead

Despite President Trump’s claim that his executive order (EO) will revive the nation’s coal industry, experts say otherwise — predicting coal will continue to lose ground to natural gas for power generation, and that a lengthy legal battle looms over plans to reevaluate or scuttle the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

March 29, 2017

Trump’s Order to Trim Executive Branch Could Target EPA

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).

March 15, 2017

Trump Signs Order to Trim Executive Branch

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).

March 14, 2017

Wyoming Pipeline Authority Challenges FERC’s Authority to Delegate During Quorum Drought

FERC lacked the authority to delegate to its staff authority to take action, according to the Wyoming Power Authority (WPA), which has requested that the Commission rescind its Feb. 6 delegation order that would allow staff to act on some filings while FERC lacks a quorum [AD17-10].

March 10, 2017

Trump Signs Order Targeting Red Tape; Interior Postpones Valuation Rule

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agency of the federal government to establish a regulatory reform task force to identify regulations that should be repealed or modified.

February 24, 2017

FERC Races Clock to OK Rover, Atlantic Sunrise Before Quorumless Stretch

Getting its ducks in a row while it still had a quorum, FERC handed down a slew of orders Friday while setting the terms for how the agency will conduct important business after the departure of Commissioner Norman Bay.

February 3, 2017

Trump Begins Effort to Revamp Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform

President Trump on Friday signed a pair of directives meant to begin rolling back provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was adopted by the Obama administration in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

February 3, 2017

PHMSA Issues Interim Final Rule on Emergency Orders

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Monday issued an interim final rule that will allow it to issue emergency orders on oil and natural gas pipelines, satisfying a requirement from a comprehensive pipeline safety bill enacted last summer.

October 5, 2016

PHMSA Requires More Work, Tests For Full-Service on Tetco’s Penn-Jersey System

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued Spectra Energy Corp. an amended corrective action order detailing a slate of work that must be completed before Texas Eastern Transmission’s (Tetco) Penn-Jersey system can return to full-service after an April blast that damaged it.

July 21, 2016

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Midstream Operator $1.5M For Sediment Discharges, Landslide

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Stonehenge Appalachia LLC $1.5 million for a series of unauthorized sediment discharges and a landslide it caused in Western Pennsylvania during the construction of a natural gas gathering system there.

July 20, 2016