E&E News Articles E&E News by POLITICO Tue, 28 May 2024 08:41:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 /wp-content/uploads/2023/06/cropped-eenews-icon-32x32.png E&E News Articles 32 32 Haaland upends NPS uniform ban for Pride parades /articles/haaland-upends-nps-uniform-ban-for-pride-parades/ Sat, 25 May 2024 00:33:54 +0000 /articles/haaland-upends-nps-uniform-ban-for-pride-parades/ The Interior secretary issued a new directive late Friday that appeared to override the National Park Service's recent declaration that uniformed employees could not march in Pride.

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‘Chronic’ livestock kills roil Colorado wolf reintroduction /articles/chronic-livestock-kills-roil-colorado-wolf-reintroduction/ Fri, 24 May 2024 17:42:39 +0000 /articles/chronic-livestock-kills-roil-colorado-wolf-reintroduction/ Ranchers contend the state is violating its own management plan by not eliminating a wolf suspected in a half-dozen cattle deaths.

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NPS defends LGBTQ+ Pride uniform policy, budges on ‘in-park events’ /articles/nps-defends-lgbtq-pride-uniform-policy-budges-on-in-park-events/ Fri, 24 May 2024 17:41:50 +0000 /articles/nps-defends-lgbtq-pride-uniform-policy-budges-on-in-park-events/ While uniformed employees won't be allowed to march in most LGBTQ+ parades next month, Deputy Director Frank Lands said they can still participate in park events if they're approved by a local superintendent.

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Daines eyes lifeline for coal mines at center of legal, climate fight /articles/daines-eyes-lifeline-for-coal-mines-at-center-of-legal-climate-fight/ Fri, 24 May 2024 17:41:18 +0000 /articles/daines-eyes-lifeline-for-coal-mines-at-center-of-legal-climate-fight/ New legislation would force the administration's hand in approving mine expansions.

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Chemical giant DuPont splits into 3 companies /articles/chemical-giant-dupont-splits-into-3-companies/ Fri, 24 May 2024 17:40:47 +0000 /articles/chemical-giant-dupont-splits-into-3-companies/ New DuPont and the two additional spinoff companies would absorb some "forever chemicals" obligations and liability costs.

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BLM reviews Arizona solar projects in development-wary county /articles/blm-reviews-arizona-solar-projects-in-development-wary-county/ Fri, 24 May 2024 17:40:21 +0000 /articles/blm-reviews-arizona-solar-projects-in-development-wary-county/ Mohave County officials and residents worry about solar panels covering the desert in their county while sending power to Nevada and California.

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Greens lose case to protect fish in California water fight /articles/greens-lose-case-to-protect-fish-in-california-water-fight/ Fri, 24 May 2024 17:39:31 +0000 /articles/greens-lose-case-to-protect-fish-in-california-water-fight/ A federal court ruled that the federal government acted properly in managing water while considering the impact on fish.

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EPA denies Alabama coal ash program in latest crackdown /articles/epa-denies-alabama-coal-ash-program-in-latest-crackdown/ Fri, 24 May 2024 17:38:55 +0000 /articles/epa-denies-alabama-coal-ash-program-in-latest-crackdown/ EPA cited a “pattern of deficiencies” with the state’s oversight of coal waste.

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California mulls expanded water storage to combat drought /articles/california-mulls-expanded-water-storage-to-combat-drought/ Fri, 24 May 2024 16:07:50 +0000 /articles/california-mulls-expanded-water-storage-to-combat-drought/ A state report lists several ongoing efforts to revamp the State Water Project but does not propose any significant changes in operations.

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California approves $6.1B transmission plan /articles/california-approves-6-1b-transmission-plan/ Fri, 24 May 2024 11:12:41 +0000 /articles/california-approves-6-1b-transmission-plan/ The grid operator also greenlighted a plan to bring power from a New Mexico wind project into the Golden State.

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FERC throws lifeline to stalled gas project /articles/ferc-throws-lifeline-to-stalled-gas-project/ Fri, 24 May 2024 11:10:46 +0000 /articles/ferc-throws-lifeline-to-stalled-gas-project/ The federal regulator also tightened rules to combat hackers and backed an extreme weather data request to power generators.

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Ørsted ditches deal on $625M vessel for installing turbines /articles/orsted-ditches-deal-on-625m-vessel-for-installing-turbines/ Fri, 24 May 2024 11:10:10 +0000 /articles/orsted-ditches-deal-on-625m-vessel-for-installing-turbines/ The cancellation shows White House support hasn't resolved the offshore wind industry's financial woes.

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US assures Europe: We’ll keep sending you gas, we promise /articles/us-assures-europe-well-keep-sending-you-gas-we-promise/ Fri, 24 May 2024 11:08:29 +0000 /articles/us-assures-europe-well-keep-sending-you-gas-we-promise/ Joe Biden’s decision to pause new LNG projects rattled Europe, which is increasingly reliant on the U.S. product.

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After review, USTR sets most China tariff increases for Aug. 1 /articles/after-review-ustr-sets-most-china-tariff-increases-for-august-1/ Fri, 24 May 2024 11:07:05 +0000 /articles/after-review-ustr-sets-most-china-tariff-increases-for-august-1/ There are some exceptions to products that will take effect up to a year later.

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Vermont wants to make Big Oil pay. And it’s bringing receipts. /articles/vermont-wants-to-make-big-oil-pay-and-its-bringing-receipts/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:54:10 +0000 /articles/vermont-wants-to-make-big-oil-pay-and-its-bringing-receipts/ The "Climate Superfund Act" would use attribution science to force oil, gas and coal companies to cover damages associated with their emissions.

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In a first, EPA says its climate rule helps kids learn /articles/in-a-first-epa-says-its-climate-rule-helps-kids-learn/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:50:14 +0000 /articles/in-a-first-epa-says-its-climate-rule-helps-kids-learn/ The agency crunched the numbers for lost school days to help justify the cost of its power plant regulation.

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Carbon removal leader sold for parts and patents /articles/carbon-removal-leader-sold-for-parts-and-patents/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:49:35 +0000 /articles/carbon-removal-leader-sold-for-parts-and-patents/ Global Thermostat was one of the world’s first direct air capture companies. But it never managed to build a commercial plant.

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Louisiana set to protect ‘freedom’ to buy gasoline-powered cars /articles/louisiana-set-to-protect-freedom-to-buy-gasoline-powered-cars/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:48:14 +0000 /articles/louisiana-set-to-protect-freedom-to-buy-gasoline-powered-cars/ The change was sought by a motorcycle group and is supported by the oil industry. Kansas and Ohio have passed similar measures.

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California’s ‘Climate Superfund’ bill gets shelved in Senate /articles/californias-climate-superfund-bill-gets-shelved-in-senate/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:44:12 +0000 /articles/californias-climate-superfund-bill-gets-shelved-in-senate/ California state Sen. Caroline Menjivar pulled her bill aimed at making "polluters pay" from a vote but could call it up later.

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Shipping boss warns EU: Throw cash at green efforts or lose to China and US /articles/shipping-boss-warns-eu-throw-cash-at-green-efforts-or-lose-to-china-and-us/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:42:13 +0000 /articles/shipping-boss-warns-eu-throw-cash-at-green-efforts-or-lose-to-china-and-us/ Chief executive of Denmark’s Maersk, Vincent Clerc, says the EU is falling behind in the race for emissions cuts and green jobs.

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Mayors: Climate change, housing are cities’ top challenges ahead of European election /articles/mayors-climate-change-housing-are-cities-top-challenges-ahead-of-european-election/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:41:39 +0000 /articles/mayors-climate-change-housing-are-cities-top-challenges-ahead-of-european-election/ Local leaders want the EU to fund affordable housing, sustainable mobility and adaptation to climate change.

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Committee OKs farm bill after scrap over climate-smart ag /articles/committee-approves-farm-bill-after-climate-smart-ag-scrap/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:28:40 +0000 /articles/committee-approves-farm-bill-after-climate-smart-ag-scrap/ The partisan vote on the House Republican-written farm bill foreshadows a tough route to enactment this year.

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Whitehouse might stay atop Budget, shun EPW gavel /articles/whitehouse-might-stay-atop-budget-shun-epw-gavel/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:27:36 +0000 /articles/whitehouse-might-stay-atop-budget-shun-epw-gavel/ If Democrats win a trifecta in November, the Budget Committee chair wants to remain leader of the panel to write a reconciliation bill.

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Granholm tangles with House Oversight Republicans /articles/granholm-tangles-with-house-oversight-republicans/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:26:43 +0000 /articles/granholm-tangles-with-house-oversight-republicans/ The DOE secretary pushed back on claims the president was waging a war on domestic energy.

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Extra money for Interior could be boon for recreation /articles/extra-money-for-interior-could-be-boon-for-recreation/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:25:59 +0000 /articles/extra-money-for-interior-could-be-boon-for-recreation/ Outdoor recreation advocates are lobbying for a spending increase. They may get at least some of what they want.

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Nuclear bill stumbles in face of Democratic opposition /articles/nuclear-bill-stumbles-in-face-of-democratic-opposition/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:25:11 +0000 /articles/nuclear-bill-stumbles-in-face-of-democratic-opposition/ Senate leaders failed to secure passage of the package this week but set up a procedural vote for the renomination of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Chris Hanson.

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‘This is awful’: GOP slams offshore energy budget /articles/this-is-awful-gop-slams-interior-offshore-energy-budget/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:24:21 +0000 /articles/this-is-awful-gop-slams-interior-offshore-energy-budget/ Republicans raised concerns during a hearing about a slowdown in oil leasing and panned increased funding for offshore wind.

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Dems urge Treasury to release rules for utility tax credits /articles/dems-urge-treasury-to-release-rules-for-utility-tax-credits/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:23:41 +0000 /articles/dems-urge-treasury-to-release-rules-for-utility-tax-credits/ The lawmakers say community-owned utilities may miss out on Inflation Reduction Act incentives.

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House panel approves bill to keep AM radio in new cars /articles/house-committee-approves-bill-to-keep-am-radio-in-new-cars/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:23:03 +0000 /articles/house-committee-approves-bill-to-keep-am-radio-in-new-cars/ Some electric vehicle advocates have been lobbying against the bipartisan legislation.

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Markups and hearings for May 20-24 /articles/markups-and-hearings-for-may-20-24-5/ Fri, 24 May 2024 10:22:30 +0000 /articles/markups-and-hearings-for-may-20-24-5/ E&E News’ roundup of markups and hearings for the week.

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White House expands environmental justice council /articles/white-house-expands-environmental-justice-council/ Thu, 23 May 2024 20:27:14 +0000 /articles/white-house-expands-environmental-justice-council/ The Biden administration has supplemented its prestige group of advisers for its green agenda.

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Republicans introduce resolution to block coal ash rule /articles/republicans-introduce-resolution-to-block-coal-ash-rule/ Thu, 23 May 2024 20:25:46 +0000 /articles/republicans-introduce-resolution-to-block-coal-ash-rule/ The legislation is at least the second this week looking to overturn a new EPA regulation.

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Environmental group sues over EPA coal wastewater rule /articles/environmental-group-sues-over-epa-coal-wastewater-rule/ Thu, 23 May 2024 20:25:36 +0000 /articles/environmental-group-sues-over-epa-coal-wastewater-rule/ The Center for Biological Diversity contends that a provision of the new rule amounts to a "hand-out" for coal-fired power plants.

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EPA watchdog assails wood stove reg oversight /articles/epa-watchdog-assails-wood-stove-reg-oversight/ Thu, 23 May 2024 20:24:43 +0000 /articles/epa-watchdog-assails-wood-stove-reg-oversight/ Home wood stoves “that do not meet Clean Air Act standards may end up in the marketplace, increasing risks to public health and the environment," according to a report by EPA's Office of Inspector General.

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EPA looks for public input on advisory panel nominees /articles/epa-looks-for-public-input-on-advisory-panel-nominees/ Thu, 23 May 2024 20:24:40 +0000 /articles/epa-looks-for-public-input-on-advisory-panel-nominees/ Following a call for nominations in March, the agency has received 53 hopefuls to serve on the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.

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Democrats pile on against Big Oil /articles/democrats-pile-on-against-big-oil/ Thu, 23 May 2024 17:29:03 +0000 /articles/democrats-pile-on-against-big-oil/ House and Senate Democrats have launched new probes into the oil and gas industry.

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EPA reaches $310M settlement for Ohio train wreck /articles/epa-reaches-310m-settlement-for-ohio-train-wreck/ Thu, 23 May 2024 17:28:16 +0000 /articles/epa-reaches-310m-settlement-for-ohio-train-wreck/ The rail company linked to last year's crash and chemical spill in East Palestine has agreed to pay for cleanup costs and health services for years to come.

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Blue states defend Biden’s truck rule in court /articles/blue-states-defend-bidens-truck-rule-in-court/ Thu, 23 May 2024 17:27:42 +0000 /articles/blue-states-defend-bidens-truck-rule-in-court/ “We cannot let groundless claims derail our prompt action against this climate crisis,” said California’s attorney general.

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NOAA forecasts ‘extraordinary’ year for Atlantic hurricanes /articles/noaa-forecasts-extraordinary-year-for-atlantic-hurricanes/ Thu, 23 May 2024 17:27:02 +0000 /articles/noaa-forecasts-extraordinary-year-for-atlantic-hurricanes/ Administrator Rick Spinrad said the number of predicted storms and hurricanes is the highest ever for a May outlook.

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Advocates weigh in as feds prep for 2025 species-saving meeting /articles/advocates-weigh-in-as-feds-prep-for-2025-species-saving-meeting/ Thu, 23 May 2024 17:26:17 +0000 /articles/advocates-weigh-in-as-feds-prep-for-2025-species-saving-meeting/ Researchers studying sloths, for example, warned that more protections are needed around a growing international trade in the exotic animals.

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Worker safety groups sue EPA over chemical evaluations /articles/worker-safety-groups-sue-epa-over-chemical-evaluations/ Thu, 23 May 2024 17:25:00 +0000 /articles/worker-safety-groups-sue-epa-over-chemical-evaluations/ The lawsuits say EPA shouldn't factor in personal protective equipment when determining the risks of high-priority chemicals.

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EPA poised to strengthen air toxics rules for coke-makers /articles/epa-poised-to-strengthen-air-toxics-rules-for-coke-makers/ Thu, 23 May 2024 17:24:05 +0000 /articles/epa-poised-to-strengthen-air-toxics-rules-for-coke-makers/ Coke is a critically important fuel for the small number of integrated mills that turn iron ore into finished steel.

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NGO sues Norway over deep-sea mining plan /articles/ngo-sues-norway-over-deep-sea-mining-plan/ Thu, 23 May 2024 16:35:40 +0000 /articles/ngo-sues-norway-over-deep-sea-mining-plan/ The organization argues that the Norwegian government failed to do the due diligence to ensure its exploration would have minimal ecosystem impacts.

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Who gets to profit from a bigger grid? Ask the states. /articles/who-gets-to-profit-from-a-bigger-grid-ask-the-states/ Thu, 23 May 2024 10:48:19 +0000 /articles/who-gets-to-profit-from-a-bigger-grid-ask-the-states/ Federal regulators left it to the states to wrestle with monopoly utilities that want exclusive rights to expand the power grid.

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Why EEI is trying to kill Biden’s climate rule /articles/why-eei-is-trying-to-kill-bidens-climate-rule-2/ Thu, 23 May 2024 10:47:45 +0000 /articles/why-eei-is-trying-to-kill-bidens-climate-rule-2/ The powerful utility group cast aside its tradition of remaining neutral on climate change. Here's why.

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Maryland warns FERC over coal plant costs /articles/maryland-warns-ferc-over-coal-plant-costs/ Thu, 23 May 2024 10:47:13 +0000 /articles/maryland-warns-ferc-over-coal-plant-costs/ The state's consumer advocate says operator would see a profit windfall from running coal stations for reliability purposes.

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Louisiana approves largest renewable expansion in state history /articles/louisiana-approves-largest-renewable-expansion-in-state-history/ Thu, 23 May 2024 10:46:20 +0000 /articles/louisiana-approves-largest-renewable-expansion-in-state-history/ Regulators advanced a plan that could lead to renewables firing 30 percent of the state's power.

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Mountain Valley pipeline startup delayed until June /articles/mountain-valley-pipeline-startup-delayed-until-june/ Thu, 23 May 2024 10:45:52 +0000 /articles/mountain-valley-pipeline-startup-delayed-until-june/ The natural gas project is nearing completion after years of legal fights and slowdowns.

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Appeals court backs FPL in hurricane costs lawsuit after law change /articles/appeals-court-backs-fpl-in-hurricane-costs-lawsuit-after-law-change/ Thu, 23 May 2024 10:45:21 +0000 /articles/appeals-court-backs-fpl-in-hurricane-costs-lawsuit-after-law-change/ The 3rd District Court of Appeal said Florida Power & Light and other utilities are protected from such lawsuits by legislation passed in 2023 that provides the state Public Service Commission with oversight of disaster preparedness and response.

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How Germany lost the battle to prevent tariffs on Chinese cars /articles/how-germany-lost-the-battle-to-prevent-tariffs-on-chinese-cars/ Thu, 23 May 2024 10:44:47 +0000 /articles/how-germany-lost-the-battle-to-prevent-tariffs-on-chinese-cars/ The die was already cast when Ursula von der Leyen announced an EU probe into market-distorting subsidies for Chinese electric vehicles last fall.

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