A Preview of Key Energy and Environmental Legislative Issues for 2016
In a recently published client alert, of WilmerHale’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and Energy, Environment and Natural Resources and Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Practices, shared thoughts on the legislative issues and milestones that may be in store for companies in the energy sector. “A Legislative Outlook”—part of a special eight-part series focused on current and emerging issues facing the energy sector—includes insights on pending comprehensive energy legislation and details on energy industry cases that will be heard before the Supreme Court in 2016. Some key points:
- Although it's a general election year—a time when political pressures in Washington and on the campaign trail hamper legislative progress—Congress may address significant energy and environment policy issues.
- Passage of a bill addressing the modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is likely, and consideration of a comprehensive energy bill is possible.
- The Obama Administration will seek to cement the President's legacy on climate change through a series of rules to be offered by the agencies.
- This term, the Supreme Court will review cases addressing energy efficiency and energy price formation.