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FERC to Address Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This month, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry and two Orders to Show Cause relating to the December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  That tax overhaul, among other things, reduced the federal corporate tax rate from a maximum 35% … Continue reading

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White House Releases Proposed Budget and Infrastructure Framework

Both the President’s proposed budget and the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure plan recommend significant changes to the role the federal government plays in the energy sector.  The President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes substantial cuts to both … Continue reading

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EPA Posts New Webpage Outlining Deregulatory Actions; Other Organizations Also Tracking

Earlier this week EPA announced over Twitter that it was launching a new website detailing the deregulatory actions that it is taking to implement Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (“One-in, Two-out”). EPA’s new website provides a … Continue reading

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National Academies Report Calls for Coordinated Approach to Improve Power Grid’s Security and Resilience

Last week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a pre-publication report focused on identifying and developing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that cause large-area, long-term duration blackouts.  The report, … Continue reading

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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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