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Tips for natural gas pipeline permitting

Posted on March 12, 2018
Natural gas pipelines generate jobs and energy security.
(Photo courtesy of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline) As shown in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, “Drilled, Baby, Drilled,” America’s energy production turn-around during the past decade has been stunning: “The magnitude of the [U.S. energy] boom is remarkable. [The U.S. is] close to overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s leading oil producer...

The Corps of Engineers’ renewed focus on risk-based decision making

Posted on February 20, 2018
Stephen Temmel Last June, James Dalton, Director of Civil Works with the Army Corps of Engineers, issued a memorandum designed to help the Corps of Engineers streamline several processes.  The focus of this memo was to encourage greater reliance on risk-based decision making and more focus on proper areas of decision making at levels within USACE...

Reading the tea leaves on EPA’s Pebble Mine action

Posted on February 9, 2018
Pruitt speaking in February 2017 at the Conservative Political Action Conference Last week, EPA head Scott Pruitt announced that he will not scrap the agency’s 2014 determination that a large mining operation could irreparably harm Alaska’s Bristol Bay water­shed. While not blocking the proposed mine outright, Pruitt’s decision nevertheless surprised EPA watchers on both sides...

How SCOTUS’ WOTUS action created an EPA dilemma and what this means for permitting

Posted on January 29, 2018
Justic Sotomayor wrote the unanimous decision On January 22, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that litigation to overturn the EPA’s 2015 attempt to expand the definition of “Waters of the US” to include intermittent tributaries and isolated ponds should be heard by federal district courts. The Trump Administration had argued those cases should be heard in federal appeals courts. ..

The Interior Department’s Reorganization and Its Likely Impact

Posted on January 24, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently with Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner As reported this week in The Washington Post, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has launched an ambitious effort to reorganize his department. Secretary Zinke’s effort could eventually shift hundreds of workers to new locations and change the way the federal government manages nearly 650 million acres of land and water across the country...

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