The March issue of Environment & Climate News reports on passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017, known as the REINS Act. It's time Congress reasserts its constitutional authority to legislate, said sponsor Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), rather than letting unelected bureaucrats institute rules that impact the economy to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Also in this issue:
- A recent study determined hydraulic fracturing activity delivers $1,300 to $1,900 in annual benefits to the households of those living in the shale basins studied.
- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted permission to construct a $10 billion state-of-the-art liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Texas.
- A federal judge ruled the national government's decision to cut off irrigation water in the Klamath Basin to protect endangered fish could require compensation to farmers.
- Michigan enacted a law prohibiting local governments from banning, regulating, or imposing fees on the use of plastic bags.
The full text of the issue is available online in Adobe Acrobat's PDF format: March 2017 Environment & Climate News.
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