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09/02 3:46 pm

The United Nations’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is asking for information about whether a U.S. plan to advance drilling in Alaska is fair to a native group. CERD Chair Yanduan Li wrote in a letter to U.S…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/02 3:16 pm

The Sierra Club has endorsed Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon (D) in her race to unseat Sen. Susan Collins (R).“We are confident that Gideon will be a tireless environmental advocate standing up for the rights of Mainers to access clean air,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/02 12:56 pm

Controversial oil drilling projects in Alaska’s pristine reserves are among those that benefitted from a June order from President Trump waiving environmental reviews to speed construction — a move he said would aid the economy in the face of the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/01 4:36 pm

HAPPY TUESDAY! 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

09/01 1:16 pm

Top Interior officials misled Congress when they claimed high DC office rent was a factor in the need to move the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to a new headquarters in Colorado, the agency’s internal watchdog found.A report on Tuesday from… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/01 1:06 pm

The Trump administration on Monday finalized a rule allowing itself to issue area-wide and industry-wide reductions on fees that companies pay to the government in exchange for the ability to extract certain minerals from public lands. While… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/01 11:46 am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging the federal government to settle a $38 million bill the state of North Dakota incurred as protestors challenged the Dakota Access Pipeline.In a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Corps said the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/01 10:57 am

The Trump administration is seeking to end endangered species protections for gray wolves throughout the nation by the end of this year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).”We’re working hard to have this done by the end of the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/01 8:56 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued for the second time in a week over a rule that limits states’ ability to fight big projects like pipelines, with tribes and environmental groups who fear damage to nearby waters taking the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/01 5:06 am

More than 100 climate and advocacy groups are asking Joe Biden’s presidential campaign to commit to blocking fossil fuel representatives from its transition team or administration should the former vice president win the election.“We urge you to ban… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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