Ryan Hayward  //  7/30/17  //  Topic Update

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is, in effect, calling on Congress to amend the Clean Air Act, which could prompt industry efforts to erode the integrity of EPA’s automobile greenhouse gas standardswrites Gregory Dotson at Legal Planet.

  • Pruitt has devoted considerable energy to dismantling the regulation of greenhouse gases, falling far short of upholding EPA’s mission as public health agency, writes Daniel Farber at ACS Blog.

The Trump administration has proposed a wholesale repeal of Obama-era standards governing hydraulic fracturing on federal lands (The Hill).

Industry is taking over the EPA, argues Dan Farber at 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.

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