National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
DOE proposed expanding exclusions for NEPA reviews for clean energy, storage, and transmission projects that are built on previously developed land, in a move welcomed by the renewable energy industry.
FERC Senior Counsel on Environmental Justice and Equity Conrad Bolston explained how the commission has been working to improve its environmental justice efforts in recent years.
President Joe Biden has directed all federal agencies to incorporate the social cost of greenhouse gases into a range of key processes.
A federal appeals court rejected a challenge to FERC’s 2020 revisions to how it enforces the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.
Congress has been talking about changing permitting laws this year, but it’s still unclear whether the two parties will be able to strike a deal.
Permitting provisions in the recent debt deal weaken the "momentum" for increased FERC transmission siting authority, says former FERC Chair Richard Glick.
Debt deal limits page counts and time on environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act, but other work remains, and frustrations surface.
A debt ceiling compromise reached by President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy would cut NEPA review times but would not roll back IRA climate provisions.
Sen. Tom Carper's PEER Act would expand FERC’s permitting role; Republican bills have opposed the move.
Sen. Joe Manchin called on colleagues to put politics aside and hammer out a bipartisan bill to accelerate permitting of energy and transmission projects.
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