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Category: Environmental News

07/17 8:27 pm

Two lawmakers are hoping to draw attention to the problem of illegal wildlife poaching and how it helps fund terror groups.Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) on Tuesday discussed the issue at an event Tuesday at the United States… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/17 8:27 pm

FEWER THAN HALF OF SCHOOLS TEST FOR LEAD IN DRINKING WATER: A government watchdog report released Tuesday found that in 2017 fewer than half of all school districts tested their drinking water for lead levels.The schools that tested for lead… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/17 6:27 pm

The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday refused to revive a lawsuit in which a coalition of local residents and environmental groups alleged plans for three Austin-area highway projects were improperly treated separately when considering their environmental impact. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

07/17 4:27 pm

The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday rejected an environmental group’s challenge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a portion of a Texas gas pipeline leading to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the agency correctly determined an expanded environmental review of the entire pipeline wasn’t necessary. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

07/17 2:27 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is taking blame for its response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated communities across Puerto Rico last summer, but the agency and its heads are largely avoiding all mention of climate change… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/17 2:27 pm

Senate Democrats on Tuesday criticized multiple GOP-backed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), saying they threaten the conservation program’s successes.The debate came at a hearing examining Environment and Public Works… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/16 9:27 pm

KOCH INDUSTRIES BACKS MEASURE OPPOSING CARBON TAXES: Koch Industries on Monday offered support for a House resolution that would oppose any carbon tax.In a letter to House lawmakers supporting the measure, Koch takes a clear stance that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/16 9:27 pm

Koch Industries on Monday offered support for a House resolution that would oppose any carbon tax.In a letter to House lawmakers supporting the measure, Koch takes a clear stance that Congress should denounce potential taxes on… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/16 3:27 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin said there’s “a space for cooperation” between the U.S. and Russia when it comes to lowering gas prices.Speaking at a joint press conference with President Trump on Monday in Helsinki, Putin tamped down… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/16 3:27 pm

House lawmakers in both parties are hoping to use a spending bill to block offshore oil and natural gas drilling in the waterways off their states’ coasts.A handful of lawmakers, mainly from coastal states, are sponsoring proposed amendments to the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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