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09/25 4:16 pm

Three House Democrats are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to postpone a training that was part of a series on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities last month. The EPA’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/25 3:26 pm

The New Jersey legislature passed sweeping legislation Thursday that would ban single-use paper bags at supermarkets, making the state the first to codify such a prohibition. The New Jersey General Assembly passed the legislation by a 48-24-7… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/25 12:56 pm

Testing for offshore oil and gas isn’t preempted in states where there’s a temporary ban on drilling, the federal government said in court filings this week. Federal lawyers said testing is governed separately from drilling, so the government… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/25 10:16 am

The Trump administration has finalized a plan to open previously protected areas of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to logging. The 9.37 million acre area was previously protected under the 2001 roadless rule, which prevents road… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/24 9:06 pm

A Texas appellate panel ruled Thursday that malpractice claims against a Beaumont, Texas, attorney and his firm were thrown out prematurely because the two had not proved a client fired them before their alleged botching of the man’s Deepwater Horizon economic loss claim. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/24 5:46 pm

HAPPY THURSDAY! 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

09/24 4:46 pm

The House on Thursday passed a broad bill that aims to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy sources as part of an attempt to combat climate change. The chamber approved the 900-page Clean Energy and Jobs Innovation Act in a 220-185 vote… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/24 12:06 pm

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won the endorsement of progressive climate group 350 Action on Thursday as he works to win over skeptical activists. 350 Action, which gained prominence with its fierce opposition to the Keystone XL oil… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/24 5:06 am

Companies are increasingly setting their own goals for carbon neutrality in the absence of a federal plan to address global warming, bracing their business for the stark financial realities wrought by climate change.But while the patchwork of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/23 5:36 pm

The CEO of the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine has announced his resignation after an environmental group released comments that he made describing a close relationship with public officials. CEO Tom Collier of the Pebble Limited… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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