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Senate Confirms Pruitt as EPA Administrator

The United States Senate voted to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator this afternoon, by a vote of 52-46. The vote took place as scheduled and fell largely along party lines. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was the … Continue reading

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Congress to Examine Modernizing Energy and Environmental Policy

This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is turning its attention to the modernization of energy and environmental policies.  Its Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Environment will hold separate hearings, and both of these hearings will address, among … Continue reading

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Congress Targets CSAPR, Stream Protection Rule, and Methane Rule with CRA

UPDATED 03.02.2017 to reflect that H.J. Res. 38 became Pub. L. 115-5. Congress took action last week toward repealing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update (CSAPR Update), the Stream Protection Rule, and the Methane and Waste Protection Rule, all using … Continue reading

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After Weeks of Uncertainty, Senate Passes Bipartisan Energy Bill

On April 20, 2016, the Senate passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, the first broad energy bill to come out of the Senate since 2007.  The bill had been stalled for weeks over disagreement about whether to include … Continue reading

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The Last Budget

Earlier today, President Obama released Budget of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Year 2017, the last budget of his presidential term.  Energy and the environment are front and center of the President’s spending priorities.  Specifically, the President proposes to provide: $7.7 … Continue reading

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