Derek Reinbold  //  1/28/18  //  Topic Update


Despite Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s statement that Florida would be excluded from a new regulation allowing increased offshore oil drilling, the Department of the Interior has not taken any action to exclude Florida (The Hill).

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a unified national automobile emissions standard, which may preempt California’s stricter standard (The Hill).

California is challenging the Interior Department’s repeal of standards for fracking on federal land (The Hill).

A new tariff on solar cells and modules threatens the success of the solar industry (NYT).

The Trump administration has a negative impact on environmental protection and regulatory economics, according to Daniel Farber at The Regulatory Review.


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