Eve Levin  //  10/1/17  //  Topic Update


The EPA has provided little indication of what would replace the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (NYT). 

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s comments at a recent meeting of the American Petroleum Institute should concern liberals and conservatives alike, argues Sean Hecht at Legal Planet.

The EPA has signed a contract for nearly $25,000 to build a soundproof communications booth for the office of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (NYT).

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has signaled that he wants to stop funding DOJ's Environment and Natural Resources Division (NYT).

There has been a spike in environmental legislation, litigation, and donations since President Trump took office (Legal Planet).

The Department of Interior Inspector General’s office continues to investigate whether officials acted inappropriately when they abruptly reassigned dozens of senior employees (WaPo).


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