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06/21 7:57 pm

‘NO TIMEFRAME’ FOR DAKOTA REVIEW: A government lawyer told a federal judge on Wednesday that he has “no timeframe” for a new environmental review of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.Asked by U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg if… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/21 7:57 pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was in the hot seat Wednesday as senators grilled him over his push to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the fight over making Yucca the sole location for… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/21 1:57 pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hit back at Democrats on Wednesday during a contentious budget hearing, accusing them of “willfully” delaying the confirmation of his department’s nominees.“In my opinion, it’s being slow-rolled, and it’s not the White… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/21 1:57 pm

The former energy secretary under President Barack Obama is launching a new nonprofit organization focused on studying advancements in the energy field.Ernest Moniz, who taught physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for decades before… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/20 8:37 pm

ZINKE, PERRY DEFEND BUDGET: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry went to opposite sides of Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend President Trump’s proposals to slash their departments’ budgets.At Zinke’s appearance before… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/20 8:37 pm

Environmentalists and Democrats levied new criticisms Tuesday against the Trump administration’s approach to methane regulations.A group of 15 state attorneys general joined a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency that alleges the EPA… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/20 7:49 pm

Two international shipping companies pled guilty in federal court Tuesday to concealing the dumping of oil-contaminated water and garbage into the ocean and agreed to pay a $1.9 million penalty, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas said. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

06/20 2:37 pm

Senators of both parties on Tuesday poked holes in President Trump’s budget request for the Interior Department, which cuts funding for the agency by 11 percent. During a Tuesday hearing, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told Interior Secretary… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/20 2:37 pm

Major oil companies are lining up behind an idea from former top Republicans to impose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.The Climate Leadership Council, which is pushing the idea, on Tuesday announced that Exxon Mobil Corp., BP, Royal Dutch Shell… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/20 10:55 am

June 20, 2017 (Houston)

James SmithBy James Smith – “Environmental Alert” (Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP)

On June 5, 2017, Attorney General Sessions issued a one page memorandum (“the Sessions

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