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04/23 11:16 am

The Trump administration on Thursday outlined its plan for revitalizing the U.S. nuclear energy industry in a move that would boost uranium mining while benefiting just a handful of companies.The report from the Nuclear Fuel Working Group includes a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/23 10:26 am

House Democrats are calling on the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to ensure that minority and low-income communities have equal access to clean air protections amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter spearheaded by Rep. Bobby Rush… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/23 10:16 am

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with environmentalists by giving a broad reading to the types of water-borne pollution covered by the Clean Water Act.In a 6-3 decision, the justices held that a permit is required for either a direct… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/22 6:56 pm

Arkema Inc. is seeking pretrial consolidation of eight lawsuits brought on behalf of more than 750 plaintiffs who say they were harmed by chemical releases from the company’s Houston-area plant during Hurricane Harvey. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

04/22 4:26 pm

OPENING ACT: President Trump said Wednesday that his administration would begin to reopen national parks as states relax restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.“Thanks to our significant progress against the invisible enemy, I am… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/22 4:26 pm

The Arctic Ocean will see an iceless summer within the next 30 years, according to a new study looking at the impact of climate change on the region.The study, conducted by McGill University in Montreal, found that the impact of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/22 2:56 pm

Oil prices rose nearly 20 percent Wednesday, a sign of a stabilizing market after trading went into negative pricing for the first time in history at the start of the week.West Texas Intermediate settled at $13.78 per barrel, up from around $11… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/22 2:26 pm

Former Vice President Al Gore (D) endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) presidential candidacy on Wednesday during a climate-change focused livestream discussion on Earth Day. “We need policy changes and that means we need to change… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/22 12:46 pm

The Florida Aquarium made a breakthrough discovery that could eventually save dying coral reefs, the aquarium announced Wednesday. Scientists at the aquarium in Tampa successfully reproduced cactus coral for the first time in human care, using… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

04/22 12:16 pm

A harmful air pollutant dropped as much as 60 percent in some parts of the globe as cities have implemented strict lockdown orders due to the coronavirus pandemic.A report released Monday by IQ Air, an air quality tracking firm, found that levels of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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