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Ever Eager to Please Big Oil, Trump Yanks Key Dakota Access Decision

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By Aaron Mintzes

February 28, 2017

February 20 should have marked the comment deadline on the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE or the “Corps”) decision whether to grant an easement for of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Except the President ended comments early

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Tagged with: dakota access pipeline, dakota access, energy transfer partners


115th Congress Takes a Hatchet to Obama’s Rules

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By Aaron Mintzes

February 3, 2017

Draining the swamp in Washington, D.C., the newly sworn in Congressional majority has wasted no time targeting critical Obama Administration rules designed to protect public health, the environment, foster transparency, and combat corruption. Using an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can pass and the President can sign resolutions of disapproval that effectively undo the rules finalized during the latter days of the Obama era. Obscure, because, Congress has only once before successfully used this procedure- to undo a Department of Labor rule requiring ergonomic chairs in workplaces.

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Tagged with: 1504, stream protection rule, congressional review act, blm methane rule


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