Regulatory Tracker

Tracking the Trackers

by EELP Staff

EELP is compiling other environmental law and policy trackers. Let us know if we missed one. Click here for our federal regulatory tracking and analysis resources.

Brookings Interactive Tracking Deregulation in The Trump Era — monitors a selection of delayed, repealed, and new rules, notable guidance and policy revocations, and important court battles across eight major categories, including environmental, health, labor, and more

Center for American Progress Law of the Land — tracks legal battles over the future of America’s public lands

Center for Western Priorities

  • Government Shutdown: Oil and Gas Permitting Tracker tracks new drilling permit approvals and applications processed by the Bureau of Land Management during the government shutdown.
  • Policies the Interior Department is hoping to enact: The policy changes include rolling back offshore drilling regulations, offering oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and revising land management plans to allow more drilling and mining.
  • Oil and Gas Handouts During the Pandemic This tracker will be updated weekly with the latest information available on oil and gas royalty relief and lease suspensions as reported by the Interior Department in federal databases. Data is only made publicly available when the Bureau of Land Management chooses to post it; as such, extensive data could be missing from public federal databases.

Coalition for Sensible Safeguards Rules at Risk  — tracks rules at risk of being repealed or that have been repealed under the Congressional Review Act

Columbia University, Sabin Center Climate Deregulation Tracker — identifies steps taken by the Trump administration and Congress to scale back or wholly eliminate federal climate mitigation and adaptation measures

Columbia University, Sabin Center Silencing Science — tracks government attempts to restrict or prohibit scientific research, education or discussion, or the publication or use of scientific information

Columbia University, Sabin Center Climate Re-Regulation Tracker — tracks Biden-Harris administration efforts to reinstate and expand federal climate mitigation and adaptation measures.

Earthjustice Overruling Trump tracks their rollback litigation and outcomes.

Environmental Integrity Project Environmental Protections on the Chopping Block — a summary of some of the key regulatory rollbacks and why the safeguards at stake are so critical.

Global Energy Institute (US Chamber of Commerce) with support from Beveridge & Diamond Energy Tracker — tracks regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments associated with the Trump administration’s energy policy agenda

Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program —  EPA Mission Tracker monitored and analyzed the Trump administration’s dismantling of EPA’s capacity to perform its public health mission, and Regulatory Rollback Tracker tracked the rule by rule, case by case rollbacks of the Trump Administration and early actions in response of the Biden Administration. Our Tracking the Biden-Harris Climate & Environmental Agenda page has our tracker and analysis work for the Biden administration.

Institute for Policy Integrity Roundup: Trump-Era Deregulation in the Courts —  tracks the outcomes of litigation over the Trump administration’s deregulatory efforts, including litigation over federal agency rule suspensions; repeals; rescissions; efforts to weaken regulations through guidance, memoranda, amendments, or replacements; and other agency actions. Also, Health & Environmental Benefits Under Threat from Recent Environmental Deregulatory Actions lists the maximum value of the estimated benefits of selected rules as reported in the original regulatory actions. These estimates reveal the economic losses that the American public would experience should these rules be eliminated entirely. IPI has also built the Weakened Environmental Laws and Policies in Response to COVID-19 Tracker, which notes the suspension and altered enforcement of environmental laws and policies by federal, state, and city agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Employment Law Project — tracks the Trump administration’s actions that impact workers (including worker safety)

National Geographic A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy

New York Times 95 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump — updated every few months

NYU State Energy & Environmental Impact Center Attorney General Actions

NYU State Energy & Environmental Impact Center State of Play Reference Guide – tracks the involvement of state attorneys general in rulemakings and litigation related to Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Energy Department and other executive branch agencies

NRDC Trump Watch — monitors the Trump administrations environmental actions

Reuters The Trump Effect: Energy and Environment

Save EPA — maintains a master list of Trump administration EPA rollbacks and provides tools and talking points to support others’ advocacy about public health and environmental protections

Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy Attacks on science — disappearing data, silenced scientists, and other assaults on scientific integrity and science-based policy at the federal level

Washington Post How Trump is rolling back Obama’s legacy — updated every few months

Washington Post Tracking Biden’s environmental actions — updated periodically

 We Mean Business Climate Policy Tracker points business to a practical climate regulation response