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Energy Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2020

Bracewell’s Ann Navaro recently discussed with Law360’s Keith Goldberg significant energy regulations and legislation to keep an eye on in 2020.

The energy industry is eager to see if the Trump administration can finalize major changes to how project developers must comply with the National Environmental Policy Act. They’ll also be watching Congress to see if there’s any additional deal to be made on extending energy tax credits after a last-minute spending bill in 2019 only produced limited extensions.

But time is growing short to get things done, experts say.

“I think we’re getting a little late in the administration for significant rulemaking, because the administration has to worry about litigation and making sure things are well into the process before the administration changes,” said Navaro, a former senior U.S. Department of the Interior official. “They may also have to worry about the Congressional Review Act deadline [for disapproving regulations].”

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