A December 2017 legal opinion by the Trump Administration that limited the application of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has been revoked by the Biden Administration. In a March 8, 2021 memorandum, Robert Anderson. the Department of Interior’s Principal Deputy Solicitor,
- – E&E Energywire – 3/10/21
- – The New York Times – 3/2/21
The rollback of the Obama-era rule designed to reduce climate-warming methane emissions that former President Trump ordered in 2020 is a candidate for revocation under an Executive Order issued January 20 by President Biden. The President’s “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis” directs the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to “consider suspending,
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain issued January 20 a memorandum to the heads of all federal executive departments and agencies directing that new pending rules be held up until the President’s appointees or designees “have the opportunity to review them.” The January 20 memorandum directs that rules that have been sent to the Office of the Federal Register not be published.
- – E&E News – 1/6/21
- – Politico – 12/29/20
- – Atlantic Council – 11/29/20