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Category: Environmental News

11/14 11:54 am

The top Democrat on the House committee that oversees the Interior Department is demanding answers on the reasoning behind a forthcoming relocation of nearly 250 federal employees out West.Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Chair of the House… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 9:04 am

Koala bears are being rescued from wildfires that have burned more than 2 billion acres in Australia, The New York Times reported. The animals are reportedly being treated at rescue centers and at least one private home. “… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 8:24 am

Two progressive lawmakers unveiled the next step to their Green New Deal plan Thursday, a bill focused entirely on reimagining public housing.The Bill introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Ny) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) places a sharp… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/14 7:34 am

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a plan on Thursday to invest $1.3 trillion in electric car-charging stations, high-speed railroads, clean energy research and other infrastructure. The plan has a goal of helping the “… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 4:24 pm

A HALT ON DRILLING: The Trump administration has suspended the production of oil and gas on 130 plots in Utah following a legal challenge by environmentalists.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) quietly issued suspensions of operation and production… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 4:14 pm

A California board voted to enact tougher energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, pushing back against a rollback from the Trump administration.A new rule from the Department of Energy (DOE) eliminates energy efficiency… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 2:24 pm

Democrats tore into an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plan Wednesday that would bar the agency from relying on scientific studies that don’t release their underlying data — a controversial proposal resurfacing this week with reports that the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 1:54 pm

As Texas and other states review their judicial election processes, they would be well served by taking guidance from Massachusetts’ Governor’s Council system, which protects the judiciary from the hazards of campaigning, says Richard Baker of New England Intellectual Property. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

11/13 11:14 am

The Trump administration has suspended the production of oil and gas on 130 plots in Utah following a legal challenge by environmentalists that the government failed to first consider the effects of climate change.On Sept. 27 the Bureau of Land… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/13 10:14 am

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday began her return to trip to Europe on a low-carbon catamaran, the Associated Press reports.Thunberg, who has spent the past three months in North America, tweeted that she and the Australian … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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