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08/13 3:56 pm

The Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to rehear a challenge to an air pollution permit Exxon Mobil Corp. needs to expand a petrochemical plant in Texas. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/13 3:46 pm

A Facebook subcontractor’s efforts to install undersea fiber optic cables off the coast of Oregon resulted in an accident that forced the company to leave a sizable amount of drilling equipment on the sea floor.The accident, first reported by… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/13 3:36 pm

House Democrats are pushing the National Park Service (NPS) to require masks as visits to America’s parks surge amid the pandemic.“We now understand that the Department of the Interior (DOI) is not requiring masks or social distancing at indoor… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/13 1:46 pm

Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) unveiled a bill on Thursday that aims to hold natural gas producers liable for major leaks. The bill comes the same day that the Trump administration is expected to roll back methane regulations… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/13 5:16 am

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) made waves during the campaign not with the specifics of her climate plan, but rather with her focus on rectifying environmental wrongs often centered in vulnerable communities.Harris, now presumptive Democratic… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/12 5:26 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

08/12 5:26 pm

The Trump administration is moving to loosen environmental standards for showerheads following a string of public complaints from the president about low-flow fixtures designed to save water.A new proposal from the Department of Energy (DOE)… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/12 1:16 pm

Exxon Mobil Corp. and some of its executives are asking a Texas federal judge to dismiss a consolidated derivative shareholder suit alleging the company misrepresented climate change-related business projections, arguing that its board already looked into the allegations and concluded they were “entirely without merit.” …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/12 10:56 am

Six former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators from both Democratic and Republican administrations are calling for a “reset” at the agency, prompting pushback from the Trump administration.Former administrators Lee Thomas, William… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/11 7:16 pm

A U.S. district court struck down the legal opinion used to justify the Trump administration’s coming rollback of protections for migratory birds late Monday, writing that the Department of the Interior memo was “contrary to law.”The Migratory Bird… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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