This Week’s Climate Policy Update - August 2022 #2

[co-author: Leila Fleming]

Good evening! This is Akin Gump’s weekly policy newsletter on climate change policy and regulatory developments, providing information on major climate policy headlines from this past week and forthcoming climate-related events and hearings:

 Biden-Harris Administration Launches $675 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Expand Domestic Critical Materials Supply Chains(Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) The Biden-Harris administration released a request for information regarding the Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration and Commercialization Program, which was provided $675 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

 Amid Fight with Oil Industry, Newsom Makes a Last-Minute Pitch to Harden California’s Climate Goals (Los Angeles Times) Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) released a five-point plan which calls on “lawmakers to enact more aggressive targets on state laws that reduce greenhouse gases and increase the use of renewable energy.” Additionally, the proposal seeks to establish health and safety buffer zones around new oil and gas wells.

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