Experts and politicians on both sides of the aisle acknowledge the need to improve infrastructure in the U.S., and numerous pieces of legislation have been introduced in recent years to advance energy infrastructure in particular.
Before leaving office, the Obama administration finalized the long-awaited Stream Protection Rule to restrict coal companies from dumping mine waste and rock debris into streams, channels, canals, rivers and nearby valleys.
Last week the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released final decisions for the TransWest Express and Gateway South transmission lines, giving the green light to a new 725-mile line stretching from southern Wyoming to southern Nevada (TransWest Express) and a new 400-mile line from southern Wyomi
Just days after the election, President-elect Donald Trump sent a signal about the direction of environment and energy policy by tapping climate-science denier Myron Ebell to lead the transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Yesterday, the Obama Administration acted to protect the health and environment of communities living near coal mining operations and the fish, wildlife, and streams they rely on by issuing its environmental analysis ahead of the Stream Protection Rule.