Monday Morning Regulatory Review – Country of Origin Labeling; Rearview Cameras; Electric Utility Safety Standards; & OMB Reviews

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – Country of Origin Labeling; Rearview Cameras; Electric Utility Safety Standards; & OMB Reviews

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit took a significant step toward giving agencies more definitive guidance on the whether and how information disclosure can be used as a regulatory mechanism by ordering, on its own initiative, en banc review of a panel decision issued only a week ago.

White House Unveils Plan to Curb Methane Emissions

Last week, the White House announced its new plan to cut methane emissions, the tenants of which could have far reaching implications for the oil and gas industry.  Titled the “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions,” the plan outlines a coordinated interagency response to methane reduction that targets a broad swath of industries, including waste disposal, coal mining, and agriculture.