FERC unanimously rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to support coal and nuclear power plants (WSJ; The Hill; Ars Technica; LA Times; Politico).
The Trump Administration backs off of plans for new oil drilling off the Florida coast (WSJ).
The Ninth Circuit required the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a new regulation to reduce health risks associated with exposure to lead paint, writes Cass R. Sunstein at Bloomberg.
The Supreme Court declined to grant cert in a coal mining company’s appeal arguing that the EPA must report on its regulations’ impact on coal jobs (The Hill).
Human impact on the planet’s natural systems will force a significant expansion of state coercion of individuals, argues Eric Biber in the third installment of a multi-part series at LegalPlanet.
To protect Americans from extreme weather threats, Congress must combat carbon pollution, support affected communities, and reform the National Flood Insurance Program, writes Josh Saks at The Hill.