The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea includes two mechanisms which are of vital environmental importance for the deep sea and which the United States is neglecting by not acceding.
The Trump Administration potentially seeks to implement deep-cuts in the Energy Department. The budget loss would ultimately lead to uncertainty in the market for clean energy, as regulations push difficult measures for alternative energy source providers to abide by and follow. The policies in the short term will hinder clean energy initiatives for now, but ultimately these clean energy competitors will still stand competitively against fossil fuels and the coal industry.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection agrees to issue new NPDES permits for ten plants operating with expired permits by March 2019.