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Category: Environmental News

10/22 1:34 pm

The Trump administration is moving to weaken protections on an imperiled fish population in California’s central valley, a move in line with the interests of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt when he previously lobbied on behalf of farmers who… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/22 1:24 pm

The city of Baltimore’s lawsuit against a group of oil companies over their role in climate change will proceed after the Supreme Court rejected the energy giants’ request for a stay on Tuesday. The oil companies had asked for the Supreme Court… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/22 11:34 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with plans to implement two recent executive orders that aim to limit the impact of agency enforcement guidance on affected industries.In a memorandum sent to staff on Monday, EPA chief… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/22 10:44 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday it would send millions of dollars to the Great Lakes area for cleanup projects, a renewed pledge by the Trump administration after repeated attempts to scuttle funding for the region… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/22 7:44 am

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warned Monday that it may turn off power for more than 200,000 customers due to an “offshore wind event” that could increase the threat of wildfires.”The potential safety shutoff is planned for… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/22 5:04 am

Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have introduced a resolution that would require conserving 30 percent of the United States’ lands and oceans by 2030.The proposal spells out the details of a central component of the climate plan… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/21 7:04 pm

Two Houston engineers have sued Mayor Sylvester Turner and city council members, alleging city leadership violated a charter and drastically underfunded a drainage and street improvement fund that was overwhelming approved by voters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

10/21 5:05 pm

Scientists at NASA said Monday that the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer has shrunk to the smallest size on record since it was first detected in the 1970s.A press release from the agency reported that the hole, which grows and shrinks every year… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/21 3:54 pm

San Jose, Calif., the third-biggest city in California and the largest served by Pacific Gas & Electric, will propose converting the private company into a customer-owned utility, according to the Wall Street Journal.The plan, proposed by Mayor… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/21 3:54 pm

PREPARING AGAINST ANOTHER BUNDY: A government watchdog is warning the Trump administration that it must beef up protections of its federal employees overseeing public lands due to numerous instances of threats and assault.According to a report… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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