Beth Viola

Beth Viola

Holland & Knight LLP

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Energy in Transition: Trump Announces Additional Cabinet Nominees

President-Elect Donald Trump announced this week three new cabinet nominees who will certainly influence U.S. energy policy at home and abroad. This alert is intended to update clients on the President-Elect's nominees and...more

12/16/2016 - Climate Change Coal Coal Industry Department of Energy Department of the Interior Energy Policy Energy Sector Exxon Mobil Fracking Fracking Bans Keystone XL Pipeline Natural Resources Nominations Offshore Drilling Oil & Gas Paris Convention Pipelines Political Appointments Public Land Secretary of State Trump Administration

Clean Power Plan's Future in Jeopardy Under Trump

During his campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump vowed to scrap President Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule. The CPP is the cornerstone of President Obama's environmental legacy. The rule establishes the first national...more

12/9/2016 - Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan Climate Change Energy Energy & Climate Debates Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants Trump Administration

Forecast for Energy and Environment Regulations

President-Elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back jobs in the coal industry and reduce regulations that could inhibit economic growth. His transition team has already begun arriving at federal agencies to review the...more

12/8/2016 - Clean Energy Clean Power Plan Clean Water Act Climate Change Coal Coal Industry Energy Policy Energy Sector EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mining NAAQS Natural Gas NEPA Ozone Popular Renewable Fuel Standard Trump Administration Waters of the United States

Federal Electricity Policy Under the Trump Administration

The huge unknown about President-Elect Donald Trump's energy plans is in electric power. Whatever he decides, with a unified Republican Congress behind him, he has the ability to shape federal electric policy in the coming...more

12/7/2016 - Clean Power Plan Coal Coal Ash Coal Industry Electricity Energy Policy Energy Sector EPA FERC Natural Gas Nuclear Power Obama Administration Trump Administration

U.S. House to Consider Bill to Limit, Overturn Midnight Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation this week to limit midnight rulemaking and strengthen the Trump Administration's ability to overturn last-minute regulations adopted by the Obama Administration. The...more

11/17/2016 - Administrative Proceedings Congressional Review Act New Regulations Obama Administration Proposed Legislation Public Policy Rulemaking Process Trump Administration U.S. House

U.S.-Canada Arctic Partnership Calls for Collaboration with Native Americans, Alaska Natives

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in early March 2016 a new partnership to confront the challenges of a changing Arctic. The partnership calls for the involvement of key stakeholders...more

3/30/2016 - Canada Climate Change Environmental Assessments Indigenous Peoples Native American Issues Renewable Energy Tribal Lands

Energy Industry Impacted by Consolidated Appropriations Act's Tax Code Changes

The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. The measure, which was approved Friday morning, Dec. 18, funds the government for the remainder of the fiscal year (through September 30,...more

12/21/2015 - Appropriations Bill Energy Sector Exports Investment Tax Credits Oil & Gas Pending Legislation Production Tax Credit Solar Energy Tax Credits

Congressional Challenges Loom for Clean Power Plan Final Rule

Before the end of the year, federal lawmakers are expected to undertake a series of actions to limit, amend, delay or repeal President Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP) final rule. The final rule was formally published on Oct....more

10/29/2015 - Appropriations Bill Clean Power Plan Climate Action Plan Coal Industry Coal Mines CRA Energy Sector Environmental Policies EPA Federal Register Obama Administration

CPP Sets First National Standards Limiting Power Plants' Carbon Pollution

President Obama unveiled the final Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule on Aug. 3, 2015, which sets forth a historic and ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution. The CPP establishes the first-ever national standards...more

8/5/2015 - Air Pollution Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Compliance Discharge of Pollutants DOE Electric Generation Suppliers Energy Sector EPA Federal Register FERC Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) Obama Administration Power Plants Public Works

EPA Releases Significant Proposed Rule to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants - Proposed Rule Is Part of...

EPA's proposed rule is focused on limiting the carbon intensity of fossil fuel-fired power plants (commonly referred to as electric generating units or EGUs) by adopting goals to limit overall carbon dioxide (CO2)...more

6/10/2014 - Barack Obama Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Climate Action Plan Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas Power Plants Public Comment Renewable Energy RGGI

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