Energy And Environment Update -- February 5, 2012


In This Issue:

Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Personnel; States; International; and Miscellaneous.

Energy and Climate Debate

As the payroll tax credit, unemployment insurance, and doc fix package debate continues in the House and Senate, energy issues are being highlighted in a number of areas.

Republicans on the House-Senate conference committee, led by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) urged the panel February 2 to delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s boiler MACT rule as it works to extend the payroll tax cut through the end of 2012. They contended that so doing would, like the payroll tax cut extension (H.R. 3630), boost the economy and save jobs. The House approved legislation (H.R. 2250, 275-142) in October to delay the rules, and there is growing bipartisan support for the Senate version (S. 1392) of the bill. House legislation extending the 2 percent payroll tax cut through the end of 2012 includes language delaying the EPA rule, but the Senate version was silent on the issue, so the conference committee must decide whether the language stays in the final measure.

Please see full update below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Mintz Levin | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »


Mintz Levin is a full-service, general practice law firm with approximately 450 attorneys serving... View Profile »

Follow Mintz Levin:

Reporters on Deadline

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.