• On July 10, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced S. 1273, the Fixing America’s Inequities with Revenues (FAIR) Act. The bill, revised from its March version, would require the Department of Treasury to give 37.5 percent of federal offshore energy development revenues to coastal states.
  • The same day, Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and six cosponsors introduced H.R. 2641, the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013. The bill would provide for improved coordination between agencies in the preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations.
  • On June 11, Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced H.R. 2685, the Smart Grid Advancement Act of 2013. The bill would incorporate the smart grid into the Energy Star Program.