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Governor Ducey’s July Surprise for Key Sunsetting Arizona Environmental Programs

by Lucas J. Narducci and Amanda Reeve There is no question that the Coronavirus Disease 19 (“COVID-19”) pandemic has been taking its toll on public health, and it is doing so in more ways than some folks may be aware. Environmental programs which are instrumental in protecting the public health in Arizona; but are statutorily […]

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President Declares National Emergency: Foreign Adversaries Creating Vulnerability in U.S. Electric Grid

by Kelly A. Daly On May 1, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency relating to threats facing the bulk-electric power system in the United States.  Specifically, the President issued Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System, which concludes that foreign adversaries are increasingly creating vulnerabilities in the U.S. electric grid that supports […]

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Trump’s Executive Order Requires Hard Look at National Monument Designations

By Maribeth M. Klein By executive order, President Trump directed the Department of Interior to review national monuments designated since 1996 under the Antiquities Act of 1906. The Antiquities Act grants the President authority to designate “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” on federal lands as national […]

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