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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
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New President Joe Biden Reverses U.S. Policy, Cancels the Keystone XL Pipeline

Among the first actions Joe Biden took just hours after being sworn in as the new President of the United States was to sign an executive order revoking the federal permit needed to complete the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

U.S. EPA Issues Rule Requiring Science Used to Make Regulations be Transparent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to better ensure the science used by the agency when it imposes new regulations is convincing, by increasing its transparency.

Trump Administration Imposes First Domestic Carbon Dioxide Restrictions on Commercial Aircraft

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the first ever carbon dioxide emissions limits for domestically manufactured commercial and large business aircraft, aligning U.S. standards with CO2 emissions limits set by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Coronavirus/Omnibus Law Contains Major Climate and Energy Provisions

The $2.3 trillion, 5,593 page combined Coronavirus relief, omnibus government funding bill passed by Congress contained expensive climate and energy provisions unconnected to corona relief or essential government functions.

Federal Ban on New Oil and Gas Leases Would Cost Western States Billions, Says Study

President-elect Joe Biden issued a campaign promise to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Such a ban, if actually imposed by a Biden administration, would cost eight Western states an estimated $8.1 billion in tax revenue and $34.1 billion in investment in just the first five years of its existence.

Missouri Conservation Department Moves to Open the State to Regulated Black Bear Hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation has taken the penultimate step toward approving the first legal black bear hunting in the state in more than 90 years.

Trump Administration Extends LNG Export Approvals

The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the terms of seven long-term liquefied natural gas export authorizations for approved terminals through 2050.

U.S. EPA Finalizes Standardized Benefit-Cost Analyses Procedures for Clean Air Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule requiring a standardized benefit-cost analysis procedure be followed for all future regulatory actions taken under the 1970 Clean Air Act.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Removes Gray Wolves from Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, turning management of wolf populations over to the states where they reside.

Oakland Bans New Natural Gas Hook-Ups

The city council of Oakland, California voted unanimously to bar natural gas connections for new residential and commercial buildings in the city.

H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

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New President Joe Biden Reverses U.S. Policy, Cancels the Keystone XL Pipeline

Among the first actions Joe Biden took just hours after being sworn in as the new President of the United States was to sign an executive order revoking the federal permit needed to complete the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

U.S. EPA Issues Rule Requiring Science Used to Make Regulations be Transparent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to better ensure the science used by the agency when it imposes new regulations is convincing, by increasing its transparency.

Trump Administration Imposes First Domestic Carbon Dioxide Restrictions on Commercial Aircraft

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the first ever carbon dioxide emissions limits for domestically manufactured commercial and large business aircraft, aligning U.S. standards with CO2 emissions limits set by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Coronavirus/Omnibus Law Contains Major Climate and Energy Provisions

The $2.3 trillion, 5,593 page combined Coronavirus relief, omnibus government funding bill passed by Congress contained expensive climate and energy provisions unconnected to corona relief or essential government functions.

Federal Ban on New Oil and Gas Leases Would Cost Western States Billions, Says Study

President-elect Joe Biden issued a campaign promise to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Such a ban, if actually imposed by a Biden administration, would cost eight Western states an estimated $8.1 billion in tax revenue and $34.1 billion in investment in just the first five years of its existence.

Missouri Conservation Department Moves to Open the State to Regulated Black Bear Hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation has taken the penultimate step toward approving the first legal black bear hunting in the state in more than 90 years.

Trump Administration Extends LNG Export Approvals

The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the terms of seven long-term liquefied natural gas export authorizations for approved terminals through 2050.

U.S. EPA Finalizes Standardized Benefit-Cost Analyses Procedures for Clean Air Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule requiring a standardized benefit-cost analysis procedure be followed for all future regulatory actions taken under the 1970 Clean Air Act.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Removes Gray Wolves from Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, turning management of wolf populations over to the states where they reside.

Oakland Bans New Natural Gas Hook-Ups

The city council of Oakland, California voted unanimously to bar natural gas connections for new residential and commercial buildings in the city.