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06/14 5:18 pm

President Trump is directing all agencies to cut their advisory committees by “at least” one-third.The new Executive Order issued Friday evening directs all federal agencies to “evaluate the need” for each of their current advisory committees. The… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/14 4:57 pm

Oregon officials with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week began removing barrels recently discovered at the bottom of Wallowa Lake marked as containing chemicals.The Twitter account for U.S. EPA Region 10 tweeted about the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/14 4:57 pm

A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday filed an amendment that would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a drinking water standard for so-called “forever chemicals.”Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/14 4:47 pm

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations that Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the Natural Resources Committee chairman, created a hostile work environment from drinking on the job, his spokesman confirmed on Friday.The ethics investigation… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/14 2:28 pm

Pope Francis warned oil and gas executives gathered at the Vatican on Friday about the dangers of climate change and urged them to help mitigate it.”Time is running out. Deliberations must go beyond mere exploration of what can be done and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/14 9:08 am

A Trump administration official consulted with advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to help challenge widely accepted scientific findings about global warming, according to emails obtained by the Associated Press.William Happer… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/14 8:38 am

Democrats are pushing the Puerto Rican government to reject a debt resettlement deal with the island’s power company, arguing that it will increase Puerto Ricans’ electric bills and stymie development of renewable energy.A May deal would address the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 7:07 pm

A litigation funding company that lost a $5.8 million investment in mass tort claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster can’t revive its claims that prominent plaintiffs’ firm Watts Guerra LLP wasn’t diligent in signing up potential clients, a Texas appellate court ruled. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

06/13 4:17 pm

House Democrats are pushing the president to speed up nominations to the Department of Interior on the heels of a complaint the agency is temporarily filling roles with existing staff to avoid seeking Senate confirmation.“Fifty-nine percent of key… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 4:17 pm

TIME FOR A FLINT DO-OVER: Prosecutors have said they are dismissing all criminal charges against eight people who were charged in the Flint, Mich., water crisis and are restarting their investigation into one of the worst manmade public health… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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