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10/01 10:06 am

A Texas state judge on Thursday threw out remaining criminal charges against Arkema Inc. and the former manager of a plant accused of reckless chemical releases during Hurricane Harvey, cutting short a trial and finding no evidence in the record supported the felony charges. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/30 5:26 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

09/30 5:16 pm

A top official at the Interior Department has slowed the release of a study on the number of polar bears that give birth on land overlapping an area recently opened to oil and gas drilling, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.The study has… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/30 3:36 pm

Greenland’s ice sheet will melt at its fastest rate in 12,000 years this century, a new study projects. The study, published in the journal Nature, said the melt rate of the ice sheet between 2000 and 2018 was about 6,100 gigatons tons per… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/30 12:16 pm

A Texas state court judge said there’s not enough evidence to support a felony charge against the CEO of Arkema Inc. for reckless emissions of hazardous chemicals during Hurricane Harvey, but let charges against Arkema and its former plant manager move forward in an ongoing trial. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/30 11:46 am

The Department of the Interior will not name a new acting director to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) after it’s leader was ousted by a federal judge, top officials told employees in an email obtained by The Hill. Instead the job will be… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/30 10:56 am

British ecologist and nature documentary host David Attenborough called for a $500 billion per year global investment in nature on Wednesday.The call came during a one-day summit held by the United Nations convened to discuss the protection of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/30 8:56 am

The oil and gas multinational giant Royal Dutch Shell will cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs as the company shifts towards renewable energy sources.The job cuts were announced in an interview with Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden published on the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/29 10:46 pm

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over climate change and their respective records on the issue during Tuesday night’s presidential debate.Moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump during one segment of the debate… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/29 5:06 pm

The House on Tuesday unanimously passed four bills aimed at securing the power grid and other energy infrastructure against cyberattacks.All four of the bipartisan bills were approved by voice vote, and supported by the leaders of the House Energy… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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