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OpenMarket: June 2020

  • EPA Removes One Hurdle to Alaska’s Pebble Mine, but Others Remain

    June 1, 2020
    On May 28, the EPA notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it will not challenge its ongoing review of the Pebble Mine in Alaska at this time. Thus, the Army Corps can continue reviewing the project’s Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EIS review and subsequent final decision on the mine permit are expected by the end of the year.
  • Six Ways the Trump Administration Has Reduced Regulation

    June 1, 2020
    Apart from sector-specific executive orders and directives to federal agencies, there are six prominent ways the Trump administration has streamlined regulation that were covered in the recent Ten Thousand Commandments report released last week.  
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    June 1, 2020
    CEI released the 2020 edition of Wayne Crews’s annual Ten Thousand Commandments report, which gives a big-picture view of the federal regulatory state. Regulatory agencies issued new final regulations ranging from cigarette labels to 6’2” tuna. Note that some numbers are a bit lower than usual on account of a four-day Memorial Day work week.

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