Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

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...

Texas Oil and Gas Day at the Texas Capitol

Earlier this session, the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) hosted the industry’s second Texas Energy Day at the Capitol. Although it is a...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Environmental Regulation

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Environmental Regulation America’s Water Infrastructure Act Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize funding for water infrastructure programs as well as...

Labor Department Unveils New Overtime Pay Requirements

On March 7, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a long-awaited proposal to make roughly 1.1 million more workers eligible for overtime pay. The...

Illinois’ Economic Forecast Report

Moody's Analytics provided its latest Forecast Report to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability and gave some optimism to Illinois. Some highlights include: ...

2018 Recap & 2019 Look-ahead: Energy Policy

Major U.S. Congressional Actions in 2018 – Energy Policy Appropriations The September Minibus spending bill for FY 19 includes an increase in spending for several...
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Exclusion Process Mandated by Congress on China List 3 Retaliatory Tariffs

In the recently passed appropriations legislation, Congress ordered the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office to create a process for requesting product-specific exclusions from...

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