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09/10 12:36 pm

As wildfires rage across California and the West, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday pledged that major climate change legislation would be an “early part” of Democrats’ 2021 agenda if her party wins back the White House this fall.“So when… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/10 10:16 am

Matthew Leopold, the top lawyer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said in a letter on Thursday that he will resign. “Today, I’m announcing my intent to step down as General Counsel of EPA to return to private practice. To serve the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/10 9:26 am

President Trump this week extended and expanded a moratorium on drilling off Florida’s coast in an attempt to court voters in a must-win battleground state.In making the announcement that he would block drilling in coastal Florida, Georgia and South… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/09 5:36 pm

All 18 national forests in California will shut down due to the wildfires blazing across the state, the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday. Ten national forests will be shut by 5 p.m. Wednesday, adding to the eight others that had already been… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/09 4:56 pm

A Canadian man is facing unusual charges under the country’s National Parks Wildlife regulations after allegedly using a slingshot to launch projectiles at a cougar in Banff National Park.Parks Canada said eyewitnesses provided photo evidence to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/09 4:36 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 at… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/09 3:56 pm

Democrats and environmentalists on Wednesday continued their push to oust William Perry Pendley from leading the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), urging the White House to remove him from his post after his nomination to lead the agency was… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/09 1:46 pm

Fifteen states are suing the Trump administration over its plan for opening up nearly 1.6 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska to oil and gas development. “This plan was rushed, it’s incredibly flawed, there… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/09 12:56 pm

The U.S. should establish a price on carbon and push financial institutions to be better prepared for the economic instability likely to be caused by climate change, according to a new report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/09 9:57 am

Global emissions are ticking back up after falling while the novel coronavirus spread across the globe, leaving the pandemic with little impact in fighting climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.Despite… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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