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Provides clinicians with guidance on best practices for reducing the dosage or discontinuing the use of opioids among long-term pain management patients.

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Oct 10 2019
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Establishes a tobacco product standard that limits the concentration of nicotine in e-liquids to less than 20 milligrams per milliliter.

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Oct 8 2019
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House of Representatives

Rejects (without prejudice) bid by Tri-State Generation and Transmission to qualify for federal, rather than state, regulation to avoid Colorado requirements that electric power providers move to 100% renewable power by 2040. 

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Oct 4 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Recommends that NHTSA and EPA conduct an interim evaluation of CAFE standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in 2021-2022 to ensure and improve their effectiveness and value, which would address vehicle technologies, fuel mix, efficiency of the freight system, and future regulatory frameworks.

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Oct 4 2019
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Oct 4 2019
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Bipartisan bill reinstating and strengthening tax credit in Internal Revenue Code for energy efficient home upgrades.

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Oct 2 2019
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Senate

Reinstates, strengthens and expands tax credit in Internal Revenue Code for builders of new energy efficient homes. 

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Oct 2 2019
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Senate

Establishes standards and procedures for the use of computational forensic software in federal criminal proceedings and prohibits the use of trade secret protections regarding evidence or information from computational forensic software.

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Oct 2 2019
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House of Representatives

Determines that implementation of the 2016 Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update takes care of states' obligations to limit ozone pollution under CAA's "Good Neighbor" provisions, and that no further requirements are warranted.  UPDATE: Rule struck down by D.C. Circuit on October 1, 2019. 

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Nov 16 2019
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Oct 1 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Proposes framework for capping CO2 emissions from the combustion of the fossil component of finished motor gasoline and on-road diesel fuel in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 

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Nov 30 2019
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Oct 1 2019
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Transportation Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

Allows large power users in North Carolina to purchase a limited amount of renewable energy from third-party renewable providers.  

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Oct 1 2019
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North Carolina Utility Commission

Revokes California's authority to impose stricter GHG emissions standards on cars and light duty trucks than those imposed by the federal government. 

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Sep 27 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Allows California ISO, which operates the electric power grid in California, authority to pull in power sources outside of the state on a "reliability must run" basis to address "any reliability need," giving the ISO broader access to non-renewable power plants otherwise being phased out in California. 

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Sep 27 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

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