House passes bill to undermine EPA regulation of climate change, BOEM extends comment period for oil spill liability rule, and more…
- Despite President Barack Obama’s veto threat, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
- The EPA and British Petroleum (BP) reached an agreement to let the company resume working with the federal government.
- The head of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs released a bill that would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in five years.
- The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) extended the comment period on a rule that would raise the liability cap for oil spills.
- A government watchdog released a report showing that the Obama Administration still struggles with transparency.
- The Small Business Administration (BSA) proposed expanding “microloans” to businesses employing ex-convicts.
- The U.S. Department of Education proposed a rule to stop the flow of federal funding to low performing training programs.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised the food package standards for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
- The European Union moved forward with a regulation to require a single universal phone charger by 2017.