Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

Conservation

Republicans Form New Conservation Group to Focus on Common Sense Reforms

Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have officially launched a new conservation-focused group called the ‘Roosevelt Conservation Caucus’ (RCC). The RCC will focus...
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Wisconsin Passes Law Allowing Rideshare Scooters

On Thursday, June 20th, the Wisconsin General Assembly approved a set of rules that would allow electric scooters on roads and sidewalks. This week,...
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Michael Best Strategies Hosts D.C. Open House

On Wednesday, May 1st, Michael Best & Friedrich and Michael Best Strategies hosted an open house in their new Washington, D.C. office. Held on...
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Veto Power in Wisconsin – Part 2

Balance of power in Wisconsin The partial veto power, even after its reductions in 1990 and 2008, remains a potent tool that is exclusive to...
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Governor Veto Power in Wisconsin

History of the partial veto The governor of Wisconsin has always had package veto power, which, until the early 1900s, proved sufficient as a check...
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President Trump Issues Two New Executive Orders on Energy Industry Infrastructure

President Trump signed two Executive Orders (EO) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to streamline the federal process for energy infrastructure. The first order seeks to shorten reviews of...
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Clean Energy Initiatives Have Momentum

The Democrat-led General Assembly in Illinois has notable clean energy agenda items that they’re prioritizing during this legislative session now that Governor JB Pritzker...
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Colorado Passes Fossil Fuel Oversight Law That Could Be Model for Other States

This week, a controversial bill overhauling the regulation of oil and gas in Colorado was passed. This change comes as Colorado pumps record volumes...

Illinois Considering Statewide Plastic Bag Tax

In response to Illinois’ budget crisis, there have been a number of proposals discussed to increase the state’s revenue. Two proposals would make Illinois...
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2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Infrastructure

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Infrastructure  Save Our Seas Act Bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris...

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