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Using Multilateral Development Banks to Achieve Paris Climate Goals

ELR Article

Despite the fact that multilateral development banks (MDBs) have been criticized for their unsustainable practices and projects, they can play a key role in tackling climate change. In order to be successful in shaping climate-friendly...

H. Res. 614

ELR Congressional Update

Louisiana v. Biden

ELR Case

A district court granted states' motion to preliminarily enjoin the president's Executive Order pausing new oil and gas leases on public lands and in offshore waters. The states argued the "pause" violated the APA, the Outer Continental...

Indigenous Environmental Network v. President Donald J. Trump

ELR Case

A district court overrode the Biden Administration's objections to a lawsuit challenging President Trump's issuance of a presidential permit in 2019 for construction of a cross-border segment of the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmental...

Revitalizing Greenhouse Gas Permitting Inside a Biden EPA

ELR Article

The Clean Air Act’s (CAA’s) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting program provides an opportunity for President Joseph Biden’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make a rapid improvement on the...

California v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2021 rule limiting facilities that the U.S. government could regulate for greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental Defense Fund v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit granted the Biden Administration's motion to voluntarily vacate and remand the Trump Administration's 2019 rule delaying implementation of an Obama-era regulation governing landfill emissions.

Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration

ELR Article

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the United States, unanimously approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The SDGs are nonbinding; each nation is to implement them based on its...

86 FR 8845

ELR Federal Agency Update