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11/14 5:48 pm

House Democrats are eager to elevate climate issues when they take over the House majority next year but are facing disagreement on how best to do so.Lawmakers are split on how to handle the task of confronting climate change, an issue urgently… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 5:48 pm

DEMS SPLIT ON FUTURE CLIMATE COMMITTEE: House Democrats are eager to elevate climate issues when they take over the House majority next year but are facing disagreement on how best to do so.Lawmakers are split on how to handle the task of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 3:08 pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday called the California wildfire devastation “worse than any war zone I saw in Iraq” during his visit to the state.Zinke, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 2:48 pm

President Trump spoke Wednesday with California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to offer support as the state deals with catastrophic wildfires, a shift in tone after the two men exchanged barbs over the fires a few days earlier.”Just spoke to Governor… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 12:28 pm

Increased oil and gas production, as well as expanded access on public lands, are responsible for a surge in the Interior Department’s economic revenue this year, the administration said Wednesday.The department amassed $292 billion in resources… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 12:07 pm

House Democrats are planning to hold two days’ worth of hearings on the impacts of climate change and potential solutions to it when they take the House majority next year.The likely chairmen of the Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 10:17 am

The Democrat expected to chair the committee that oversees environmental policy is bucking calls for a separate, special panel to investigate climate change.Rep. Frank Pallone (N.J.), currently the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 8:58 pm

Authorities in Northern California announced Tuesday that the death toll from the wildfire still raging there has risen to 48 people.The Associated Press reported that authorities confirmed six more fatalities as a result of the Camp Fire, the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 4:37 pm

TRUMP EPA CONSIDERING POLLUTION LIMITS ON TRUCKS: The Trump administration is embarking on what could be its first new regulation to reduce air pollution levels.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked off its Cleaner Trucks Initiative… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 2:07 pm

The Trump administration is embarking on what could be its first new regulation to reduce air pollution levels.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked off its “Cleaner Trucks Initiative” Tuesday, under which officials will consider changes… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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