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Category: Environmental News

09/25 5:18 pm

William Pendley, the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has released a 17-page recusal list highlighting a number of people, companies and advocacy groups he must avoid while working at the agency.The disclosure shows… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/25 5:07 pm

A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Energy (DOE) has not done enough to protect the electrical grid against increasing cyber attack attempts, the same day a Senate committee approved… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/25 4:57 pm

Fishermen and community groups on Tuesday told the Fifth Circuit that Texas environmental regulators wrongly barred them from challenging a flawed air permit issued for a proposed liquefied natural gas export project on the Gulf Coast. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/25 3:17 pm

Experts have warned that the famous Mont Blanc glacier is at risk of collapsing, with Italian local officials closing roads and evacuating homes in Northern Italy. Officials from the Fondazione Montagna Sicura, or “Safe Mountains Foundation” in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/25 2:18 pm

A coalition of state Attorneys General — led by California, Maryland and Massachusetts — are suing the Trump administration over recent changes made to the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act (ESA).California AG Xavier Becerra (D) challenged… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/25 4:18 am

The latest United Nations’ climate report released Wednesday paints a dire picture of the world’s oceans, warning that some ice melt may be irreversible as the globe faces rising sea levels that threaten coastal areas.Even if countries significantly… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/24 4:57 pm

SAY HELLO TO INTERIOR’S ‘NEW’ LAWYER: The Senate voted to confirm a top lawyer for the Department of the Interior who was accused of lying to Congress.Daniel Jorjani, already the de facto top lawyer for the department, was confirmed with a 51-43… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/24 4:07 pm

The Senate voted to confirm a top lawyer for the Department of the Interior who was accused of lying to Congress.Daniel Jorjani, already the de facto top lawyer for the department, was confirmed with a 51-43 vote. He is the subject of an… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/24 3:57 pm

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler said his agency is “limited” in regards to its “statutory authorities to address the issue” of climate change.Wheeler added the agency was working within the limits set by Congress,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/24 3:37 pm

The American Prairie Reserve (APR), a conservation group determined to create the largest forest reserve in the lower 48 states, said Tuesday that it is scaling back its plan for increased bison grazing in Montana.The group’s original goal was… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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