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09/20 4:08 pm

BIG U.S. OIL COMPANIES JOIN CLIMATE INITIATIVE: Three of the United States’ largest oil and natural gas companies are joining a major fossil fuel–backed international coalition to battle climate change.Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Occidental… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/20 3:08 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing more data on how it implements the federal mandate to blend ethanol into gasoline.The new data portal on the EPA’s website is meant, in part, to allay complaints from the ethanol industry that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/20 2:08 pm

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking aim at Donald Trump Jr.’s affinity for hunting, releasing a Halloween costume of him entwined with a bloodied leopard.”There’s nothing more frightful than an… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/20 11:48 am

The Trump administration is planning to do away with an Obama-era regulation that restricted a known greenhouse gas from being used as a refrigerant in household appliances.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late Wednesday announced it’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/20 11:17 am

Three of the United States’ largest oil and natural gas companies are joining a major fossil fuel-backed international coalition to battle climate change.Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. all announced that they’re… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/20 5:07 am

The Trump administration is on track to erase former President Obama’s restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.This week, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a final rule that would weaken methane… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/19 7:58 pm

A Texas federal judge on Tuesday dismissed some claims against BP PLC from more than a dozen of the investor suits in multidistrict litigation related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, finding that a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarified that certain claims based on company statements from before the …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/19 5:48 pm

The U.S. government will implement a system for dispersing dangerous vapors at a polluted nuclear site in Washington state in response to a lawsuit on behalf of cleanup workers who were sickened by the vapors.The Associated Press reports that the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/19 4:59 pm

EPA WATCHDOG LOOKS INTO HARVEY HANDLING: The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking into how the agency handled last year’s response to Hurricane Harvey.The EPA Office of Inspector General on Wednesday announced… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/19 12:48 pm

The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking into how the agency handled last year’s response to Hurricane Harvey.The EPA Office of Inspector General (IG) on Wednesday announced its investigation, saying the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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