Tag Archives: Infrastructure

One Step Forward, One Step Back on Infrastructure Executive Orders

Last week, President Trump issued a new executive order related to infrastructure, but he also disbanded the newly created Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure.  The Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure, established by an executive order issued in July, had yet … Continue reading

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Executive Order Creates Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure; Lawsuit Follows

Earlier this month, President Trump issued Executive Order 13,805, which establishes a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure (Council).  The President will appoint up to fifteen members to the Council to represent the interests of various infrastructure sectors.  The Council will … Continue reading

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Virginia Enacts Suite of Clean Energy Legislation

On May 8, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eleven energy-related bills at a ceremonial event.  The Governor’s office released a press release describing the legislation as “promot[ing] the use of solar and other renewable energy options and aim[ing] to … Continue reading

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Trump Administration’s “Budget Blueprint” Proposes Cuts to DOE, EPA, DOI

The White House Office of Management and Budget released its first budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, outlining the Trump Administration’s proposed discretionary funding and spelling out its intent to reduce federal spending on non-defense programs by $54 million.  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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