Tag: Department of Interior

Industry Battles Feds to Resume Oil and Gas Lease Programs

To comply with U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty’s June 2021 ruling in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Department of Interior (DOI) announced it will resume federal offshore oil and gas leasing programs while the Department of Justice (DOJ) is appealing Doughty’s injunction in Louisiana v. Biden. The Oil & Gas Journal reports the […]

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The Contenders to Lead EPA, Energy, and Interior in the Biden Administration

As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares for his presidential term, he is beginning to build out his Cabinet, which includes the vice president and 15 executive department heads: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs.

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Amendments to the Endangered Species Act: The Three Final Rules

The Trump administration has issued three final rules that together may constitute the most sweeping revisions yet made to regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The revisions specifically clarify procedures and criteria used to add species to or remove them from the lists of endangered and threatened species and to designate species’ critical habitats; […]