Feds Face Hard Choices In Final Energy Regulatory Push

Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 7:59 PM EDT) -- From tackling greenhouse gas emissions to boosting energy efficiency, the Obama administration has laid out an ambitious energy regulatory agenda for its final months, but lawyers say the ticking clock and threat of congressional disapproval of last-minute rules means regulators will have to choose which rules to push toward the finish line and which to leave behind.

The administration has already had a busy 2016 issuing energy-related regulations, finalizing rules clamping down on methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, regulating construction and operation of offshore wells and revising a rule limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants, to...

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