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Trump’s Endangered Species Act Revision Draws Lawsuit From 17 States

A group of attorneys general representing 17 states, the District of Columbia and New York City filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

September 26, 2019
House Passes Bills to Block Trump Offshore Drilling Plans, Senate Unlikely to Agree

House Passes Bills to Block Trump Offshore Drilling Plans, Senate Unlikely to Agree

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a trio of measures that would block Trump administration efforts to expand areas of oil and natural gas drilling off shores of the United States.

September 12, 2019
China Retaliates with More Tariffs, Including on Imported U.S. Oil

China Retaliates with More Tariffs, Including on Imported U.S. Oil

China announced on Friday it plans to impose tariffs beginning Sept. 1 on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, including domestic oil, in response to rising taxes set to be imposed by the Trump administration.

August 23, 2019

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over ESA Revisions

In what they vowed would be the first set of claims in a larger legal challenge, eight environmental groups said Wednesday they have filed a lawsuit seeking to block changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that were recently finalized by the Trump administration.

August 22, 2019

Trump Takes Credit for U.S. Energy, Environmental Progress

Recent energy industry and environmental landmarks have been reached thanks to the policies of his administration, President Trump said Monday in a speech in Washington, DC.

July 9, 2019
Commissioner, Former Chair Cheryl LaFleur to Leave FERC in August

Commissioner, Former Chair Cheryl LaFleur to Leave FERC in August

Cheryl LaFleur, who has served at FERC since 2010 and headed the Commission twice, and who had planned to step down as early as June 30, said Thursday she would remain at the agency 60 days longer.

June 21, 2019
Former FERC Chair Cheryl LaFleur to End Nine-Year Term in August

Former FERC Chair Cheryl LaFleur to End Nine-Year Term in August

Cheryl LaFleur, who has served at FERC since 2010 and headed the Commission twice, and who had planned to step down as early as June 30, said Thursday she would remain at the agency 60 days longer.

June 21, 2019

Natural Gas Council Urges Trump to Fill Vacancies at FERC

With one seat on FERC’s nominally five-member panel empty for more than three months and another due to be vacated this summer, natural gas and oil organizations are anxious for the White House to nominate new commissioners.

April 16, 2019

Trump Set to Sign Executive Orders to Expedite Approval of Energy Projects

President Trump was poised Wednesday to sign a pair of executive orders (EO) meant to expedite federal approval of natural gas, oil and other energy projects.

April 10, 2019
Trump Gives Keystone XL Pipeline Another Lifeline

Trump Gives Keystone XL Pipeline Another Lifeline

President Trump on Friday granted a new presidential permit to a long-stalled segment of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipeline, opening a potential route for the remaining U.S. portion of the 1,200-mile project to move Canadian oilsands to the Gulf Coast.

April 1, 2019
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