Regulatory Tracker

Our Regulatory Tracker explains the Biden administration’s steps to advance clean energy deployment and environmental protection, and provides an up-to-date and concise summary of both regulatory and litigation actions. The table below links you to pages that describe the significance and history of each rule, including the Trump-era rollback efforts. We work to update each page on the actions of the Biden administration and any related litigation. You can find our Federal Environmental Justice Tracker here.

We have archived many of the rules we were tracking under the Trump administration; you can find them here. If you have questions about our trackers, please email us.

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Tracker Entries

Rule
Agencies
Status
Last Updated

AgenciesBSEE, BOEM, Executive Branch

Status

Wind—two new projects approved and several others under review

Oil and gas leasing—2023-2028 leasing plan proposed in July, IRA requires BOEM to reinstate four previously cancelled lease sales

Oil and gas regulation—BSEE Blowout Preventer and Well Control Rule proposed in Sept. 2022

Last Updated01/30/2023

AgenciesEPA, USACE

Last Updated01/30/2023

AgenciesEPA

Status

EPA's NAAQS decision proposed; awaiting publication

Last Updated01/29/2023

AgenciesEPA

Status

EPA drafting final rule

Last Updated01/19/2023

AgenciesEPA, USACE

Status

EPA and Army Corps finalized new WOTUS definition, Supreme Court heard case on Oct. 3

Last Updated01/19/2023

AgenciesBLM

Last Updated01/17/2023

AgenciesMultiple

Status

"Phase 1" rule finalized, "Phase 2" rule expected soon

Released interim GHG guidance, comments open until 3/10/23

Last Updated01/17/2023

AgenciesMultiple

Status

Biden administration may continue using its interim estimates during litigation, EPA proposed new values

Last Updated01/17/2023

AgenciesEPA

Status

EPA redrafting PA for Ozone NAAQS

Last Updated01/07/2023

AgenciesDOI, BLM

Status

In Process

Last Updated01/05/2023