The Biden administration released plans Sept. 29 to hold three auctions of offshore drilling rights over the next five years — part of what it cast as an effort to phase down oil leasing in favor of clean energy.
Under an initiative announced at a United Nations climate gathering in November, preliminary plans are in the works for a “Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Green Shipping Corridor Network.”
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines that were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.
Legislation designed to enhance the safety of offshore pipelines recently was approved by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.
The U.K. will end the sale of all new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles by 2040 and ultimately decarbonize all modes of domestic transport by 2050, under government plans.
The trucking industry and other stakeholders are backing a White House proposal to streamline the environmental approval process for infrastructure projects.
Proposal Advances to Deposit Port of Baltimore Dredge Spoils on Chesapeake Bay’s Barren, James Islands
A proposal is advancing to deposit dredge spoils from the Port of Baltimore onto two eroding Chesapeake Bay islands.
Federal regulators have proposed a pilot program intended to eliminate duplication of the environmental review process by allowing up to five states to conduct the reviews for infrastructure projects using state law rather than federal law.