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Bipartisan bill that directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a program for capturing CO2 produced during  generation of electric power from natural gas.

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Sep 25 2019
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Senate

Bipartisan bill that promotes the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the US economy.

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Sep 25 2019
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Senate

Presents a literature analysis of new nanomaterials and how they might fit within current definitions and guidelines for nanomaterial regulation in the European Union.

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Sep 25 2019
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European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)

Lowers the civil penalty that automakers must pay when new cars and trucks exceed corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, from $14 to $5.50 per extra 0.1 miles per gallon (mpg), undoing a 2016 Obama Administration rulemaking.

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Sep 24 2019
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Rescinds the new source performance standards (NSPS) for methane and VOC emissions from oil and gas transmission and storage infrastructure, and rescinds the NSPS for methane for oil and gas production and processing infrastructure. 

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Oct 25 2019
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Sep 24 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Promotes and coordinates further efforts toward the United States's ability to develop modern flu vaccines.

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Sep 24 2019
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White House

OIl and gas industry effort to facilitate large-scale investment in carbon-capture utilization and storage.

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Sep 23 2019
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Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Proposes to revise Federal energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) in light of changes in the energy industry.

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Sep 19 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Sets guidelines for labeling of  ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products and monitoring of developments in adverse health effects, particularly as related to the use of nanotechnology in the formulation of cosmetics.

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Sep 12 2019
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House of Representatives

Establishes a National Commission on Fibrotic Diseases within the National Institutes of Health to coordinate and advance research relating to fibrotic diseases.

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Sep 12 2019
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Senate

Announces information collection request to perform a survey of companies to determine the impact of NIOSH's guidelines on the safe handling of engineered nanomaterials in the workplace.

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Oct 11 2019
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Sep 11 2019
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Sep 10 2019
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Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Jun 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill that supports CO2 utilization and direct air capture research to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines.

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Jun 27 2019
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Senate

Bipartisan bill that would extend the wind investment tax credit (ITC) at 30 percent for offshore wind projects that start  construction by January 2027 or the year after the US has reached 3,000 MW of new offshore wind capacity.

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Jun 26 2019
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Senate

Updates the original, 2016 Strategic Plan to direct the government's ongoing research, development, and investment efforts into artificial intelligence.

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Jun 21 2019
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Calls for the Federal Trade Commission to bolster privacy and security protections for consumers' personal health data, including genetic information and information relating to mental health.

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Jun 13 2019
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Senate

Allows sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year round, including summer months. 

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Jun 10 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

White paper, written with RAND Corporation, examining three alternative scenarios for deep decarbonization of the United States economy by 2050.

 

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May 28 2019
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C2ES

Finds that there would be no significant environmental impacts from  lifting an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands, paving the way for the moratorium to be lifted. 

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Jun 6 2019
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May 22 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Directs EPA offices to change their methods for calculating the health benefits of reducing pollution and taking other regulatory actions.

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May 21 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Restricts Federal acquisition and use of critical information and communication technologies developed, installed, and/or purchased by a foreign power.

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May 17 2019
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Executive Office of the President

Establishes a process at the Colorado public utilities commission through which a public utility may implement an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure program within the utility's service area.

 

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May 15 2019
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Eases safety rules put in place by Obama administration after 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident to prevent catastrophic accidents during offshore oil and gas operations.  

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May 15 2019
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

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