Laws & Regulations

"Biden Vowed To Ban New Drilling On Public Lands. It Won’t Be Easy."

"One of Joe Biden’s boldest campaign pledges was to ban “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters,” part of a sweeping agenda aimed at curbing greenhouse gases that are warming the planet and threatening life on Earth. Transforming that promise into reality, however, will be tough."

Source: Washington Post, 11/23/2020

Enviros Aim To Use EPA Guidance Removal Rule As Tool Despite Opposition

"Despite environmental groups’ opposition to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allows the public to ask the agency to eliminate policy guidances, at least one organization has already started to use the rule to its advantage."

Source: The Hill, 11/20/2020

"Biden Vowed To Ban New Drilling On Public Lands. It Won’t Be Easy."

"One of Joe Biden’s boldest campaign pledges was to ban “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters,” part of a sweeping agenda aimed at curbing greenhouse gases that are warming the planet and threatening life on Earth. Transforming that promise into reality, however, will be tough."

Source: Washington Post, 11/20/2020

Wall Street Bets Climate-Related Financial Regulation Coming Under Biden

"The White House may not be preparing to transition to a Biden administration, but Wall Street is." "The president-elect has said he would require publicly traded companies to disclose emissions and financial risks associated with global warming."

 

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/20/2020

"U.S. Moves To Loosen Safety Rules For Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling"

"The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for petroleum extraction in the region, an effort that President-elect Joe Biden will likely throw out once in office."

Source: Reuters, 11/20/2020

"Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Advisers Quit Over Pipeline Permit"

"A citizen advisory group at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has collapsed following the regulator’s decision to issue a water-quality permit to Enbridge Energy for its Line 3 oil pipeline cutting through Minnesota."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/19/2020

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