Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month, the Obama Administration is working to issue as many as 98 final regulations. Politico reports 17 of those actions under review are considered “economically significant,” with an estimated economic impact of at least $100 million a year. Agencies under the Obama Administration are rushing the final rules before a new Congress takes over next year, despite vows by Republicans in Congress to block many of the regulations. One of the more significant rules sets preliminary steps for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate methane emissions from existing oil and gas infrastructure. Also, the Bureau of Land Management’s major rule on leases for wind and solar projects on federal land is expected before Obama leaves office.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.