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10/17 1:18 pm

Senate Democrats are planning an amendment to stop the GOP from using the budget process to more easily allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and a handful of others told reporters Tuesday that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/17 1:18 pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to the developer of a canceled nuclear plant project in South Carolina.Scana Corp., whose subsidiary was developing the V.C. Summer nuclear project with a state-run corporation, announced… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/17 1:08 am

President Trump’s approval rating on his response to hurricanes has dropped 20 points since a devastating storm slammed into Puerto Rico, a CNN poll released Monday finds.In September, 64 percent approved of Trump’s hurricane response… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/16 7:08 pm

PRUITT TAKES ON ‘SUE AND SETTLE’ LITIGATION: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt is cracking down on settlements with environmental groups.Pruitt rolled out a new policy Monday meant to add transparency and stakeholder input… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/16 7:08 pm

The Trump administration on Monday approved a proposed expansion of an oil sands pipeline that crosses the Canadian border.Enbridge Energy’s Line 67, also known as the Alberta Clipper, now has State Department approval to nearly double its capacity… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/16 1:08 pm

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pledging to crack down on settlements with environmental groups that sue the EPA.“The days of regulation through litigation are over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/16 6:57 am

The Senate could vote in the coming week on a supplemental aid package to fund relief efforts for communities hit by natural disasters throughout the U.S.House lawmakers on Thursday approved a $36.5 billion bill to fund hurricane relief, a flood… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/15 12:57 pm

Conservatives have opened a new front in the fight over the future of America’s national monuments. House Republicans are moving forward with a bill to reform a century-old conservation law, raising the stakes in their ongoing effort to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/14 6:58 pm

Robert Kavlock, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, is retiring, CNN reported Saturday.Kavlock serves a dual role as the agency’s acting science adviser. His last day… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/14 12:58 am

Federal regulators on Friday approved two major natural gas pipelines for construction on the East Coast, a move heralded by business leaders and condemned by environmentalists.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted approvals for the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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