Laws & Regulations

"Manchin Huddle With Biden Fails To Break Impasse"

"Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is ramping up the pressure to finish his party’s climate and social spending bill by Christmas, but it looks like an increasingly difficult task given continued concerns from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and the lengthy process of clearing the legislation with the Senate parliamentarian."

Source: E&E News, 12/15/2021

La. Plant Has Been Spewing Sulfur Dioxide For Years; Now EPA Will Act

"Almost a decade after a Chalmette fuel plant admitted responsibility for most of the toxic sulfur dioxide emissions in St. Bernard Parish, federal regulators are taking steps that might finally force Louisiana and the plant to clear the air."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 12/14/2021

"California Proposes Big Changes To Rooftop Solar Incentives"

"California officials want to slash payments for rooftop solar power, saying the changes would help the state achieve 100% clean energy while keeping the lights on, preventing electricity rates from rising and encouraging people to install batteries. But solar executives are furious with the changes, saying they would backfire and crater a thriving industry."

Source: LA Times, 12/14/2021

Biden Admin Was Not Legally Bound To Auction Gulf Drilling Rights

"The Biden administration admitted that a court decision did not compel it to lease vast tracts of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling, shortly before claiming it was legally obliged to do so when announcing the sell-off, the Guardian can reveal."

Source: Guardian, 12/14/2021

Industry Knew Health Risks Of Leaded Gas But Sold It For 100 Years Anyway

"On the frosty morning of Dec. 9, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, researchers at a General Motors lab poured a new fuel blend into one of their test engines. Immediately, the engine began running more quietly and putting out more power."

Source: The Conversation, 12/10/2021

"Biden ‘Forever Chemicals’ Ban Targets Cookware, Carpet, Couches"

"The White House’s ban on federal purchasing of PFAS-containing products will focus on cookware, carpets and couches, according to the Office of Management and Budget’s memo implementing President Biden’s sustainability executive order."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 12/10/2021

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