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Tenth Circuit Rejects “Perfect Substitution Assumption” in NEPA Analysis of Coal Leases

On Friday, the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in WildEarth Guardians v. Bureau of Land Management, Docket No. 15-8109, rejecting the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to approve four coal leases in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB) Region on … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Study on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued its Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability.  The report, undertaken at the direction of DOE Secretary Rick Perry, is the result of a months-long effort by DOE … Continue reading

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Michigan Utility Seeks Supreme Court Review of EPA’s New Source Review Enforcement Authority

On July 31st, Michigan utility DTE Energy Company (DTE) filed a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of EPA’s New Source Review (NSR) enforcement authority as relates to DTE’s coal-fired power plant in Monroe, Michigan.  DTE seeks to … Continue reading

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4th Circuit Vacates Ruling that EPA Must Consider Impact of its Regulations on Coal Jobs

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an order vacating a West Virginia Federal District Court decision that had held that Clean Air Act Section 321(a) required EPA to conduct an evaluation of the impact of Clean Air Act … Continue reading

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White House Releases Full Budget Proposal for FY 2018 Slashing Departmental Budgets

Building on its earlier “skinny” budget, the White House Office of Management and Budget released today the President’s full budget for Fiscal Year 2018, entitled A New Foundation for American Greatness.  The President’s proposed budget (which will now go to … Continue reading

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