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09/23 4:17 pm

Almost 40 Democratic senators wrote to the Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday urging questions focused on climate change to be included in the presidential debates. Their letter comes a day after the announcement of the first… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/23 4:17 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

09/23 3:46 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the first agency following through on President Trump’s pledge to withhold federal funds from “anarchist” jurisdictions, threatening to remove an agency office from Manhattan due to alleged safety… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/23 3:46 pm

Both Republicans and left-wing environmental groups criticized a sprawling House energy package billed as a response to climate change.House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has said the chamber would vote this week on the legislation…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/23 3:26 pm

A Texas oil trader was charged Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York, with paying $870,000 in bribes for his former firm, Vitol Group, to former officials at Ecuador’s national petroleum concern — payments he allegedly called a “token of appreciation” for business including a $300 million fuel contract. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/23 1:46 pm

A new executive order from California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) seeks to phase out the use of gas-powered cars in the state by only allowing the sale of zero-emissions passenger cars and trucks by 2035. The executive order also aims to require… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/23 9:06 am

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) unearthed a record-low temperature reading for the northern hemisphere of nearly -70 degrees Celsius (-93 F) recorded nearly three decades ago in Greenland.The WMO publicly announced the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

09/22 9:26 pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday said it had reached a settlement with a Houston businessman accused of swindling at least 20 investors out of about $7 million, purportedly to fund water desalination plants in Kenya, that instead paid for his purchases of a car, a condo, and …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/22 8:26 pm

Texas and several other states on Monday filed a brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to rescind California’s Clean Air Act waiver that allowed it to set its own greenhouse gas standards and run a zero-emissions vehicle program. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

09/22 5:26 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

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