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US EPA Proposes to Roll Back Requirements to Control Oil & Gas Industry Methane Emissions

Today, US EPA proposed a rule to roll back the Obama Administration’s rule to control methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are equivalent to the emissions of one-quarter of all cars in the US, according to US EPA data. Methane emissions are also known to … Continue Reading

US District Court Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Revoke Obama-Era Mineral Leasing Withdrawals

On March 29, 2019, the US District Court for the District of Alaska blocked the Trump Administration’s efforts to revoke the Obama Administration’s prior withdrawal of portions of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from mineral leasing under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA).  The court’s decision is noteworthy, not just for its implications for … Continue Reading

US Executive Order Requires Focus on Climate Change Resilience In International Development Funding

In a continued effort to ramp up the focus on global climate change, President Obama issued an executive order in September that expanded the US’s policy on climate resiliency to international development projects.  This added focus on climate resilience (the ability of programs and projects to withstand the impacts of global climate change) has the potential to become … Continue Reading
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