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White House Releases Final Proposal to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting

by Perkins Coie on

On February 12, 2018, the White House released a set of proposals to streamline the federal environmental review process for infrastructure projects. The 55-page “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”...more

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan — Environmental Reviews, They Are a-Changin’

President Trump’s infrastructure plan includes a number of important proposals. My initial reaction is consistent with my view of many of the President’s initiatives – he gives regulatory reform a bad name. We do need to...more

Administration’s infrastructure initiative unveiled

by Hogan Lovells on

The unveiling of the administration’s infrastructure initiative this week presents many opportunities to ensure that your interests are addressed as part of this landmark effort. Below is a high level summary of the...more

FERC Takes Steps to Ensure Service Continuity on the Southeast Markets Pipeline Project

by Reed Smith on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has recently taken important steps to permit the Southeast Market Pipelines Project (Project) to continue to provide service without interruption following last summer’s...more

Trump Administration Seeks to Scale Back Environmental Requirements for Infrastructure Projects

by White & Case LLP on

The Trump Administration is proposing to revise federal environmental requirements and procedures in order to streamline the permitting and approval processes for infrastructure projects....more

Scalpel or Machete? A Look at How the White House Wants to Cut Back the Environmental Permitting Process

In his January 30, 2018 State of the Union address, the President declared that he had eliminated more regulations in his first year than any other administration’s first year. Part of that claim may arise out of a...more

NEPA in Flux: White House Expected to Propose Sweeping Changes to Federal Environmental Review and Permitting Processes to Promote...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In his 2018 State of the Union Address, President Trump underscored his administration’s continued desire to roll back environmental regulations, with an emphasis on those governing infrastructure projects. According to a...more

White House Proposes to Streamline Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure Projects

by Perkins Coie on

The Washington Post last week reported a leaked White House document that revealed a far-reaching set of proposals to streamline the environmental review process for infrastructure projects. The 23-page document included more...more

What to Expect in Environmental Regulation for 2018

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Deregulation was one of the primary promises of President Trump’s campaign, and the administration has been keeping that promise, particularly as it relates to environmental regulations. Rule rollbacks are on a fast track...more

Proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline/Louisiana: Environmental Organizations File Federal District Court Challenge to U.S. Corps of...

A number of environmental organizations filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (“Complaint”)in the United States District Court for Middle District of Louisiana challenging certain federal permits and...more

Trump Administration Rolls Back Climate Change Initiatives

As expected, the Trump administration has been actively engaged in efforts to reverse the federal government’s regulatory direction with respect to climate change. In 2017, President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw...more

American Indian Law and Policy: 10 Things You Need to Know - January 2018

January 2018 marked the beginning of year two of the Trump Presidency and the second session of the 115th Congress. Congress came back into session on January 3 after recessing for the December holidays. With the passage of...more

Natural Resources Agency Launches CEQA Guidelines Rulemaking

The Natural Resources Agency has initiated formal rulemaking for a comprehensive update to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines. The proposed CEQA Guidelines amendments are the most comprehensive update...more

Secretary of Homeland Security Determined It Is Necessary To Waive Several Environmental Laws To Ensure Expeditious Construction...

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 102(c) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended, the Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, in her “sole discretion” has...more

D.C. Circuit Upholds FTA Approval of Purple Line Light Rail Project

by Perkins Coie on

Reversing a district court decision that had delayed work on the $2.4 billion Purple Line light rail transit project in Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that the Federal...more

Ninth Circuit Partially Reverses Agencies’ Sea Turtle and Migratory Bird Conclusions Related to Swordfish Fishery Expansion

by Nossaman LLP on

On December 27, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit partially reversed and remanded a decision by the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, delaying if not derailing an expansion in...more

Forest Service Properly Analyzed Potential Impacts Of Forest Restoration Project On Pine Marten And Fisher Populations

by Perkins Coie on

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the U.S. Forest Service could validly rely on proxy approaches in determining whether a forest restoration project would adversely impact pine marten and fisher populations in the...more

The Fall 2017 Unified Federal Regulatory Agenda

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget(Administration) has posted the Fall 2017 Agency Statements of Regulatory Priorities, and what follows is a selection of future environmental...more

DC Circuit Reinstates Federal NEPA Review and Approval of Purple Line Transit Project

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On December 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a long-awaited ruling upholding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review for the new light-rail Purple Line in Maryland. As previously...more

Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenges to Arizona Highway Project

by Nossaman LLP on

On December 8, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected two challenges to the 20-mile South Mountain Freeway Project in Phoenix, Arizona. The decision is the latest in a series of court decisions...more

Energy Hearings This Week

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Senate Environment and Public Works — Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing on the nominations of Kenneth Allen, A.D. Frazier, Jeffrey Smith and James Thompson III to be members of the Board of Directors of the...more

Energy Insider Interview Series: Don Santa, President & CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

1. I know it brought on a long-awaited sigh of relief for INGAA members when the Senate finally confirmed two additional FERC commissioners in November, providing the regulatory body with a full complement of officials for...more

California Court of Appeal Invalidates EIR for Failure to Identify a Project - Agencies Should Pick a Project, Describe It and...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In the latest round of litigation surrounding the proposed Upper Truckee River Restoration and Golf Course Reconfiguration Project in the South Lake Tahoe area, California's First District Court of Appeal in Washoe Meadows...more

Interior Department and Forest Service Identify Burdens on Domestic Energy Development

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Report on the agencies’ review of programs provides a roadmap to understanding which energy policies the Trump administration will revise. Several federal agencies have now issued reports responding to Executive Order (EO)...more

Podcast Episode 10 - Negotiating for Project Change and the National Environmental Policy Act

by Locke Lord LLP on

Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 10, I share some thoughts around negotiating for a change in a project to benefit the utility of the remainder property. I also discuss the...more

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