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06/18 3:16 am

By Elena Craft, PhDOn Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed lawsuits filed by Attorney General Greg Abbott and a group of power companies that could have undermined the Clean Air Act and hurt efforts to reduce climate pollution.
The Clean Air Act requires that …Read Full Article

Source: EDF Texas Clean Air Matters

06/18 3:16 am

By Elena Craft, PhDFollowing a series of delays in release of the ozone standard, several environmental groups have filed a motion with the DC Circuit Court to compel action from EPA. On August 8, 2011 the American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation, and …Read Full Article

Source: EDF Texas Clean Air Matters

06/17 4:56 pm

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/17 4:56 pm

Eyes are on the House after the Senate passed a major conservation bill on Wednesday. The upper chamber approved the Great American Outdoors Act, which would provide $900 million annually for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), in a 73… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/17 3:46 pm

A key Republican will oppose President Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), setting the nomination up for a possible failure. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will vote to oppose Nancy Beck’s nomination for… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/17 1:26 pm

More than a dozen Democrats are calling for the Trump administration to fire Assistant Interior Secretary Douglas Domenech, arguing that two ethics investigations in a six-month period show that his “unethical behavior justifies his… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/17 11:56 am

A federal judge is once again ordering Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to release the full amount of stimulus funding Congress set aside for Native American tribes.A Tuesday decision from U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta was particularly… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/17 11:36 am

The Senate passed a major public lands bill on Wednesday, voting to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars each year for conservation efforts.The Great American Outdoors Act, which passed in a 73-25 vote, would permanently provide $900… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/17 11:06 am

Washington, D.C., has seen its cleanest air on record this year, going back to before the coronavirus pandemic began.The city and the surrounding region have not seen a day with unhealthful air quality throughout 2020, the furthest the city has made… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/17 10:36 am

Environmentalists sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over the president’s decision to allow commercial fishing in a protected marine monument designated by former President Obama. President Trump issued a proclamation this… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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