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08/18 2:47 pm

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is quashing speculation that he’ll leave the Senate to become President Trump’s Energy secretary.The Democratic senator, who is facing a tough 2018 reelection bid, said at a town hall that he would not be jumping to the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/18 8:48 am

Government lawyers are urging a federal judge not to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline while regulators conduct a new environmental review of the project because there is a “serious possibility” the review will reaffirm the pipeline’s earlier… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/17 2:47 pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Thursday came out against expanding offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean waters off the coast of his state.McAuliffe had previously said he could support drilling near Virginia on the condition that the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/16 4:17 pm

Occidental Chemical Corp. asked a Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday to block a bid for class certification by landowners suing over a massive sinkhole that opened near the underground operations of Texas Brine Co., saying proposed class members are not bound by a common issue. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/16 2:38 pm

More than 100 lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to consider allowing oil and natural gas drilling in more areas off the coast of the United States.In a Wednesday letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the members said officials should… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/16 8:37 am

The Department of Energy is preparing to sell 14 million barrels of crude oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) beginning later this month.The agency announced late Tuesday that it would draw down the stockpile to meet the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/15 7:07 pm

The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday rejected the Sierra Club’s challenge to the U.S. Department of Energy’s decision to give Freeport LNG Expansion LP the green light to export liquefied natural gas from a Texas-based facility. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/15 2:37 pm

President Trump is set to repeal an Obama-era order requiring tougher new building standards for government-funded infrastructure projects in flood-prone areas, including those at risk of rising sea levels brought on by climate change.Trump will… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/15 2:37 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to rewrite limits on toxic waste from power plants, the agency said in a court filing this week.Agency officials in April delayed compliance deadlines for the rule, a 2015 directive from the Obama… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/14 7:47 pm

Several environmental groups are challenging new chemical safety regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The groups sued the EPA on Monday over rules, published in July, that determine which uses of chemicals the agency will… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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