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08/10 3:26 pm

A coalition of environmental and other groups on Monday threatened to sue the Department of Energy (DOE) over missed deadlines to update energy efficiency standards for products such as appliances. A notice of intent to sue filed by the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/10 3:26 pm

The United States and Texas governments want to end seven years of negotiation with the city of Houston over sewage system overflows and have asked a Lone Star federal judge to approve a contested consent decree that includes $4.4 million in fees for the city. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/10 2:46 pm

The Sierra Club, one of the nation’s most influential environmental groups, endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president on Monday. “We are confident that Joe Biden will be the champion for climate justice that America needs… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/10 9:36 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will sign and issue new rules this week that will get rid of certain methane gas emission requirements for oil and gas producers, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Unidentified… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/09 7:16 am

Local advocates are raising concerns that remote parts of Puerto Rico remain without the necessary telecommunications network as the U.S. island territory prepares for a historic hurricane season.Puerto Rico, which has already been… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/07 4:16 pm

TGIF!!! 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 rfrazin@… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/07 3:46 pm

The Interior Department on Friday proposed a new rule that would allow oil and gas companies to pay less money to the government in exchange for producing energy on public lands by changing how these royalties are calculated. The proposal would… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/07 1:46 pm

De-facto National Park Service (NPS) Director David Vela is retiring, he announced Friday, leaving the job amid a lawsuit challenging the legality of his tenure in the post.Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced Margaret Everson, a former… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/07 12:56 pm

An Italian valley resort near the Alps was forced to evacuate Friday over fears that a massive glacier could collapse and impact those in its path.Valerio Segor, the region’s director of natural risk management, said Friday the evacuation could not… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/07 5:06 am

A former industry client of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was able to secure significant relief from a government agency at a time when oil prices hit historic lows during the coronavirus pandemic.Since April 1, the federal government has… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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