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What’s Happening at FERC?

SPRING 2021: POTENTIAL POLICY CHANGES DIRECTED BY CONGRESS In December 2020, Congress passed the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA), which was part of the COVID-19 relief bill. Passed under bipartisan leadership, the AEIA included more than 50 new energy-focused measures that aim to modernize energy laws, invest in clean energy technology, and strengthen national security. …

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The Final Rule for Regulations for Interagency Cooperation

The Final Rule for Regulations for Interagency Cooperation

During the fall of 2019, several important rules were finalized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the Services) that sought to revise how long-standing aspects of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, have been implemented for decades. The three rules listed below are now effective: …

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The Navigable Waters Protection Rule and State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State in California: New changes in waters and wetlands permitting 1

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule and State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State in California: New changes in waters and wetlands permitting

On June 22, 2020, the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in the Federal Register to finalize a revised definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The NWPR is the second step in a two-step …

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