Eve Levin  //  8/6/17  //  Topic Update


Pursuant to a 2006 law, DHS has waived several environmental laws to expedite construction of President Trump’s proposed border wall (The Hill).

Sixteen states sued the EPA over its delay in implementing a rule on ozone pollution (The Hill).

  • The petition for review is available here.

The history of environmental lead regulation suggests that the Trump administration’s deregulatory approach may prove harmful, writes Francis Wilkinson at Bloomberg View.


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