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Looking Ahead to the Biden Administration – What the Commercial Real Estate Community Needs to Know

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As the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden has set some ambitious policy goals that will have far-reaching effects on the commercial real estate market. However, until recently, most experts assumed his platform...more

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Navigating The Transition: Key Upstream Issues To Watch In The Biden Administration

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Each new presidential administration brings with it its own set of policy goals and priorities. While the text of the environmental laws does not change without an act of Congress, agencies within the executive branch have a...more

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The Return of the Congressional Review Act

Little used before the Trump administration and with limited time to act, what regulations will the Biden administration target with the CRA? Democrats can use the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations passed in...more

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Navigating The Transition: Key Infrastructure Issues To Watch In The Biden Administration

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Each new presidential administration brings with it its own set of policy goals and priorities. While the text of U.S. environmental law does not change without an act of Congress, agencies within the executive branch have a...more

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Navigating The Transition: Key Midstream Issues To Watch In The Biden Administration

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News stories and campaign rhetoric frequently create expectations of immediate shifts following an administration change, but most changes in the federal government happen slowly, and the constraint on resources and time...more

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Energy & Sustainability: What to Expect from the 117th Congress and the Biden Administration

After what felt like one of the longest election seasons in history, Washington is preparing to welcome the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Meanwhile, Capitol Hill...more

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A New Agenda: Significant Changes in U.S. Environmental Policy Are Expected in 2021

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Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on January 20, 2021 as the forty-sixth President of the United States could usher in a sweeping period of environmental regulatory changes vastly eclipsing those of his immediate predecessor...more

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2021 Environmental, Health, and Safety Outlook for Manufacturers

This week, we continue with our 2021 outlook series with a focus on environmental, health, and safety. This year brings a new Presidential administration, and with it will come a host of new programs, as well as some new...more

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Anticipated Renewable Energy and Environmental Policy Changes in the New Administration

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With the unexpected—but slim—Democratic Senate majority in the wake of two wins in Georgia, President-elect Joseph Biden and Congressional Democrats have new opportunities to enact pro-climate energy and environmental policy....more

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Environmental Notes - January 2021

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Federal environmental policies are likely to undergo significant changes at DOJ and EPA under the Biden administration, including alteration of many Trump administration enforcement policies. Since many of these existing...more

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Biden Administration Could Quickly Adopt Many Environmental Enforcement Policy Changes

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Federal environmental policies are likely to undergo significant changes at DOJ and EPA under the Biden administration, including alteration of many Trump administration enforcement policies. Since many of these existing...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

What a Unified Democratic Government Means for Climate Change Action

With Democrats now in control of both houses of Congress, environmental and climate change issues will play a more prominent role in legislative deliberations in the United States over the next two years, and beyond. The...more

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Steady as She Goes: Three Expectations for the Coast Guard in 2021

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As the new Biden Administration takes the helm in January 2021, there are great expectations for the next year in terms of consistency and stability at the federal level. Generally, industry can expect the U.S. Coast Guard...more

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Biden's "Second Great Railroad Revolution": PTC, Fossil Fuels and Amtrak "Preference"

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As noted in Part 1, during the presidential campaign, candidate Joe Biden called for "Sparking the second great railroad revolution." Biden pledged to "make sure that America has the cleanest, safest, and fastest rail system...more

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New administration, new priorities: Preparing for the Biden-Harris Administration’s key environmental focus areas

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Thompson Coburn’s Environmental Group is closely following the incoming Biden-Harris Administration’s announcements on its potential environmental priorities. Changes come with every new Administration; however, we anticipate...more

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Will Biden Ditch Trump’s Infrastructure Regulations?

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The Trump administration’s new environmental regulations went into effect Sept. 14, 2020, and were designed to encourage energy infrastructure, including pipeline construction. President-elect Biden (after he is sworn in) may...more

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[Webinar] 2021 Biden Administration Regulatory and Policy Outlook for Manufacturers - January 13th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

What does a Biden presidency mean for U.S. manufacturers? Please join us on January 13, 2021 for a webinar to discuss the implications of Washington’s pending power shift on the U.S. manufacturing sector. We’ll discuss the...more

Mintz - Energy & Sustainability Viewpoints

Energy & Sustainability Washington Updates – January 2021

As we approach the end of the current 116th Congress on January 3, there has been a flurry of energy-related activity on Capitol Hill as well as with the Biden-Harris presidential transition as President-elect Biden prepares...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

[Webinar] Talking Politics: California Goes to Washington - January 12th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT

The ballots have been counted and are now final. In just a matter of weeks, on January 20, 2021, the new Biden-Harris administration will take office. As the administration’s priorities and appointments are announced, many...more

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Tracking Environmental Midnight Rules as the Clock Ticks down on the Trump Administration

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With a new year approaching, so does the imminence of a new presidential administration. The Biden team and transition team have laid out environmental policies since early in the campaign....more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Policy Movers: Biden Unveils Climate Team

On Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his climate team, signaling the administration would make energy and environmental policy a top priority. The event formally announced rumored nominees Rep. Deb...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2020 #3

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Biden picks North Carolina environmental chief to lead EPA - Associated Press – December 17 - President-elect Joe Biden this Thursday selected Michael S. Regan to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental...more

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Digging Out of the 2020 Elections

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Following a historic 2020 election, with record voter turnout and multiple controversies amid a global pandemic, Nossaman Government Relations & Regulation (GRR) Chair Fred Dombo spoke from Washington, DC with Nossaman GRR...more

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DOE Streamlines Environmental Reviews for LNG Exports to Certain Countries

The US Department of Energy (DOE or Department) finalized a rulemaking proceeding last week that revises its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing procedures pertaining to certain authorizations under the...more

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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2020

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U.S. EPA recommends testing wastewater for PFAS - Bullet Chemical & Engineering News – December 1 - Certain facilities may have to test for the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their...more

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