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Category: Environmental News

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

08/11 5:06 pm

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says it made the right call when it greenlighted the construction of a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Texas, and it wants the D.C. Circuit to shoot down a challenge that argues otherwise. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/11 4:56 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

08/11 12:46 pm

A government assessment recently obtained by an environmental group appears to link a well the group says is used in U.S.-Mexico border wall construction to low water levels in wildlife habitats at an Arizona refuge with endangered species. … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/11 12:16 pm

Phoenix, Ariz., has in the past few days twice broken its record for the most days in a year with temperatures of at least 110 degrees, according to data from the National Weather Service.Sunday marked the 34th day in 2020 at or above that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/11 11:56 am

Each of the Senate’s 47 Democrats have signed a letter opposing President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), citing William Perry Pendley’s history of controversial comments and opposition to federal ownership of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/11 8:16 am

A new report from the Interior Department’s watchdog reignites questions over the involvement of the agency’s top lawyer in withholding public documents.The report could give ammunition to Democrats who have accused Interior Solicitor… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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