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There have been 16 policies introduced over the past month

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Revises Obama era DOE regulation requiring  Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans for route segments traveled by High Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs).  

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Feb 14 2019
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Department of Energy (DOE)

Revises definitions of general service lamps (GSLs) and general service incandescent lamps (GSILs) subject to energy efficiency standards, with the effect of excluding multiple categories of consumer light bulbs from those standards. Reverses two final rules issued by the Obama Department of Energy (DOE) on January 19, 2017.

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Apr 12 2019
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Feb 11 2019
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Department of Energy (DOE)

Repeals a section of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that opened a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling, and required the Department of the Interior to hold two drilling rights lease auctions by 2027.

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Feb 11 2019
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House of Representatives

Proposes to determine that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutants, including mercury, emitted from power plants, based on significant downward revision of estimate of benefits from 2012 Mercury Air Toxics Rule.  

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Mar 25 2019
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Feb 7 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resolves that it is the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal that will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, create millions of good, high-wage jobs, to invest in US infrastructure and industry to sustainably meet current challenges, and to secure clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment.

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Feb 7 2019
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House of Representatives

Aids industry drug product development of depot buprenorphine products for treating opioid use disorder by sharing the Food and Drug Administration's current thinking of the subject.

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Feb 6 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Identifies opportunities, challenges, and prospective policies exist for the US to lead the development of artificial intelligence research and applications.

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Feb 5 2019
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Feb 5 2019
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White House

Finalizes nonattainment area and ozone transport region (OTR) implementation requirements for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).

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Feb 4 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal court ruling temporarily blocking construction of Keystone Pipeline XL until completion of further environmental review. 

Latest Action: Federal government appeals court's decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.   

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Feb 1 2019
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U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Requests views on whether the NRC should resume rulemaking started under President Bush in 2006 and suspended under President Obama in 2010 to  codify requirements specifically addressing ground water protection at uranium in situ recovery (ISR) facilities, rather than subject them to regulations for conventional uranium mills.

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Mar 4 2019
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Jan 31 2019
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Outlines priorities and strategies to address the ongoing opioid crisis with an emphasis on preventing and treating addiction, and reducing availability of opioids.

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Jan 31 2019
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Office of National Drug Control Policy

Expands coverage of mental health services, including marriage and family therapist services, under Medicare.

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Jan 31 2019
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House of Representatives

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Revises Obama era DOE regulation requiring  Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans for route segments traveled by High Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs).  

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Feb 14 2019
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Department of Energy (DOE)

Repeals a section of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that opened a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling, and required the Department of the Interior to hold two drilling rights lease auctions by 2027.

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Feb 11 2019
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House of Representatives

Proposes to determine that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutants, including mercury, emitted from power plants, based on significant downward revision of estimate of benefits from 2012 Mercury Air Toxics Rule.  

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Mar 25 2019
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Feb 7 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resolves that it is the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal that will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, create millions of good, high-wage jobs, to invest in US infrastructure and industry to sustainably meet current challenges, and to secure clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment.

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Feb 7 2019
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House of Representatives

Federal court ruling temporarily blocking construction of Keystone Pipeline XL until completion of further environmental review. 

Latest Action: Federal government appeals court's decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.   

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Feb 1 2019
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U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Aims to help reduce U.S. carbon pollution by up to 45% from 2016 levels by 2030, and over 90% by 2050, by pricing carbon at $15 per metric ton,  increased by $10 every year.

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Jan 24 2019
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House of Representatives

Post-Fukushima Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety rule that requires U.S. commercial nuclear reactors to maintain resources and procedures to cool a reactor’s core and spent fuel pool, as well as preserve the reactor’s containment, following a disabling event, among other safety requirements.

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Jan 24 2019
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Summarizes the proceedings of the Second International Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing.

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Jan 8 2019
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Supports the United States’s leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Dec 21 2018
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House of Representatives

Addresses federal prison reform issues including the support of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment for prisoners with heroin and opioid use disorder under supervised release, and restricting solitary confinement for juveniles.

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Dec 21 2018
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Senate

Institutes a national standard for disclosing the bioengineered status of foods for retail sale.

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Dec 21 2018
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Amends chapter 47 of the United States Criminal Code regarding fraud and false statements to include the deceptive use or distribution of deepfakes, an artificial-enabled technology capable of editing audio and visual recordings.

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Dec 21 2018
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Senate

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Requests views on whether the NRC should resume rulemaking started under President Bush in 2006 and suspended under President Obama in 2010 to  codify requirements specifically addressing ground water protection at uranium in situ recovery (ISR) facilities, rather than subject them to regulations for conventional uranium mills.

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Mar 4 2019
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Jan 31 2019
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Rolls back 2015 EPA rule requiring all new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon capture technology to control greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Mar 18 2019
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Dec 20 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)