Laws & Regulations

Biden Plans to Bar New Drilling Around Major Native American Cultural Site

"After years of tribal requests, the president plans to block new oil and gas leases within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The ban is likely to generate strong pushback from industry."

Source: NYTimes, 11/15/2021

"$1B Transmission Smack Down May Upend Northeast Renewables"

"The challenge to a $1 billion New England transmission line is raising concerns about how the region’s largest state will now reach its clean energy targets, underscoring the obstacles facing large infrastructure critical for renewables and President Biden’s decarbonization efforts."

Source: E&E News, 11/15/2021

Messonnier, Birx Detail Political Interference In Coronavirus Response

"The Trump administration repeatedly interfered with efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year to issue warnings and guidance about the evolving coronavirus pandemic, six current and former health officials told congressional investigators in recent interviews."

Source: Washington Post, 11/15/2021

Benton Harbor Residents Sue City, State Over Lead In Water

"A group of Benton Harbor residents filed a federal class action lawsuit Wednesday against city and state officials, saying they didn’t do enough to protect them against lead in some of the city’s drinking water."

Source: St. Joseph Herald-Palladium, 11/12/2021

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