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03/18 4:07 pm

A pair of Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Interior Department watchdog to look into ethical concerns involving a number of key agency officials.Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) wrote a letter to Interior’s acting… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/18 3:08 pm

The D.C. government is beefing up its legal team ahead of an anticipated legal challenge against Exxon.The city’s Attorney General Karl Racine on Friday tweeted a job application for outside counsel “passionate about protecting our… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/18 9:48 am

A group of marine mammal biologists last week sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin calling on him to release orcas and belugas from “whale jail.” The 34 scientists that signed on to the letter requested that the roughly 80… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/18 7:37 am

A dead whale that washed up in the Philippines last week had nearly 90 pounds of plastic in its stomach, according to researchers.Marine biologist Darrell Blatchley, the founder of natural history institution the D’ Bone Collector Museum, told CNN… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/15 9:28 pm

Jackson Walker LLP has announced the hiring of a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attorney with experience helping clients navigate regulatory issues as a partner in its Dallas office. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

03/15 4:28 pm

YOUTH ACTIVISTS PROTEST ACROSS GLOBE FOR CLIMATE ACTION: Protests erupted across the globe on Friday led by youth activists demanding governments take action to thwart the inevitable effects of climate change.From Israel to South Africa to the U.S… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/15 3:27 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is banning a deadly chemical, often used in paint strippers, from being sold to consumers after a long campaign from safety advocates.The EPA said Friday that it was putting forth a final rule to remove the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/15 10:08 am

California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years, the National Integrated Drought Information System said Thursday. The state remains categorized as “abnormally dry,” but weather in 2017 and a wet winter this… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/14 8:38 pm

The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at a Houston energy conference on Thursday reiterated earlier statements that the agency’s recent approval of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Louisiana signals a path for more projects to get the green light. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

03/14 4:58 pm

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Thursday to prevent political interference into public science research amid what they called “President Trump’s multi-agency assault.”The lawmakers said in a press… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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