Monthly Archives: March 2017

Trump Executive Order: Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

On March 28, 2017 President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order,  ”Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.”   The text of the order is here.  A summary table prepared by Kathy Beckett is here. The Executive Order contains multiple provisions that target many sectors to include:  coal, oil/gas, other energy and manufacturing. 

EPA Risk Management Plan Rule Delayed

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, EPA announced it would be delaying the effective date of the revised Clean Air Act 112(r) rule governing Risk Management Plan implementation and development from March 13, 2017 to June 19, 2017.  The rule is of concern to the regulated community, comprised of large industrial sources, because it represents enhanced… Read More »

Resurgence in Coal: Can Politics “Trump” Economics?

President Trump’s repeated proclamation of his desire to restore coal jobs certainly appealed to unemployed miners in the coal fields.  True to his word, the new administration has reeled in regulatory initiatives put in place by his predecessor which were viewed as detrimental to the coal industry.  While his efforts may have helped spur the… Read More »

Weekly Update on Environmental Regulatory Policy February 27 – March 4, 2017: Waters of the United States Rule Up for Review Oil and Gas Methane Information Request Withdrawn

Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator on February 17, 2017.  In advance of his confirmation, President Trump began laying the foundation for policy changes within the environmental programs of the United States as noted in the Executive Orders referenced below. With the national news media providing minute by minute updates,… Read More »