- – Huffington Post – 11/4/21
Willie Phillips has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The November 16 action was on a voice vote. Phillips has been Chair of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission and before that was assistant general counsel for the North American Electric Reliability Corp.
- – The New York Times – 11/1/21
The significant revisions made to the Endangered Species Act regulations by the Trump Administration in December 2020 are close to being reversed by the Biden Administration. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) developed last summer proposed regulations to undue the Trump changes that had relaxed protection criteria for critical habitats of endangered species.
- – E&E News – 10/20/21
- – JD Supra – 10/19/21
Proposed changes in regulations governing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) were announced October 6 by the Biden Administration. NEPA is the basic law governing the manner in which environmental reviews are conducted of proposed projects, such as pipelines. The announced revisions would reverse changes made to NEPA regulations in 2020 by former President Trump (for earlier ABRA Update article on Trump changes,
- – E&E Climatewire – 10/8/21
- – Vox – 10/7/21
- – CNBC – 9/23/21