Britany Riley  //  8/27/17  //  Topic Update


The D.C. Circuit rejected the federal government’s approval of a natural gas pipeline project, citing climate change concerns (The Hill). 

The EPA promised farming industry executives that it would be “a new day” at the industry before rejecting a ban on a potentially harmful pesticide (NYT).

An environmental organization has sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding its deregulatory task force (The Hill).

Secretary of Interior Zinke has recommended major changes to public lands management, including a significant decrease in national park size and an end to prohibitions on hunting, fishing, and commercial activity on many public lands (WaPoPolitico).   


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a unified national automobile emissions standard, which may preempt California's stricter standard. California is challenging the Interior Department's repeal of standards for fracking on federal land.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

FERC unanimously rejects Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to support coal and nuclear power plants. The Trump Administration backs off of plans for new oil drilling off the Florida coast.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The EPA finalized a rule that will maintain the biofuels quota.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School