Eve Levin  //  7/9/17  //  Topic Update


The DC Circuit rejected the EPA’s attempt to delay the Obama Administration’s rule limiting methane pollution (NYT,WaPo).

  • The D.C. Circuit’s opinion can be found here.
  • Dan Faber argues the EPA’s stay was an abuse of authority and sign of bad faith (Legal Planet).

The Trump Administration is likely to face challenges and procedural hurdles in replacing the Clean Water Rule (Legal Planet).


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