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Category: Environmental News

12/18 9:17 am

Congress is expected to vote in the coming week on final passage of Republicans’ tax reform bill, which would also open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and natural gas drilling.The conference committee responsible for… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/17 9:17 pm

Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who spoke up about Trump administration policies had their emails scrutinized by a lawyer working for a Republican campaign research group, according to a report published Sunday by The New… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/16 3:18 pm

A wildfire burning in southern California became the third largest in the state’s history, according to data from the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.The so-called Thomas Fire on Saturday grew to include 259,000 acres of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/16 9:17 am

A top executive at a consulting firm hired by the Environmental Protection Agency has been investigating agency employees critical of the Trump administration.The New York Times reported that Allan Blutstein, a vice president for Definers Public… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/15 9:17 pm

New York City’s mayor and the state’s attorney general are planning a hearing of their own on the Trump administration’s plan to repeal former President Obama’s climate change rule for power plants.Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Eric… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/15 8:37 pm

Two brothers who admitted to trafficking alligator snapping turtles can’t escape without a bite, a Texas federal judge held Friday, ordering them to serve 21 months and 16 months in prison, respectively, for illegally taking and selling members of the threatened species. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

12/15 7:57 pm

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to revisit its decision that Noble Energy Inc. has to indemnify ConocoPhillips in connection with $63 million in environmental cleanup costs despite arguments that Noble’s predecessor wasn’t properly told about the indemnity agreement. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

12/15 3:18 pm

A House chairman has invited the CEO of outdoor retailer Patagonia to testify before his committee amid an ongoing clash between the two over national monuments.House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) wants Patagonia… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/15 3:18 pm

The Trump administration is putting a halt to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plans to organize a forum to challenge consensus on climate change science.The plan, dubbed “red team, blue team” after… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/15 10:47 am

We tell jurors how important they are to the successful implementation of our judicial system, but oftentimes we don’t treat them with the reverence they deserve. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, Lisa Blue of Baron and Blue, and Robert Hirschhorn of Cathy E. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

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