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Harvard Law School’s Trump Administration regulatory rollback tracker

by Environmental Law at Harvard The HLS Environmental and Energy Law Program is tracking environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump Administration. This table links you to pages that describe what’s at stake, current status, including litigation and court decisions, and history of the rule development and deregulation efforts for each rule listed. The table also […]

‘We will be waiting’: Tribe says Keystone XL construction is not welcome

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News The company building the long-contested Keystone XL oil pipeline notified the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in a letter this week that it will start stockpiling equipment along the pipeline’s route this month in preparation for construction. Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier sent back a sharp, one-line response: “We will be waiting.” […]

Exxon leaves science-denying ALEC

by Timothy Cama, The Hill Exxon Mobil Corp. said it has left the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) following a clash over climate change policy. The nation’s largest oil and natural gas company did not say why it let its membership lapse. “We review our memberships on an annual basis and this year have decided […]

Good policy works! California slashes emissions, hits GHG goal years early

by David R. Baker, SF Chronicle In a major win for California’s fight against global warming, the state appears to have hit its first target for cutting greenhouse gases — and it reached the goal early. Data released Wednesday by the California Air Resources Board show that the state’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.7 percent […]

The environmental stakes of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch When President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday, he picked the potential justice with the most environmental law experience of his final four frontrunners, E&E reported. The announcement sent environmentalists and legal experts scouring through his more than 300 […]