January 21, 2019

The U.S. Government Shutdown Has Impacted Regulations—Here’s How

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of 20 energy and environment-related regulatory reforms that most likely have been impacted by the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown. The list includes:

  • Department of Interior (DOI) efforts to change the process for listing and delisting species and designating critical habitat.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to finalize an updated Waters of the United States rule.
  • DOI efforts to expand oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • EPA efforts to write new rules governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.
  • White House Council on Environmental Quality efforts to identify improvements to the federal environmental review process.
  • EPA and Department of Transportation efforts to change rules for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and carbon dioxide tailpipe standards.

Click here to read the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s full review of the shutdown’s impact on energy and environmental rulemaking.