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10/10 2:46 am

By Elena Craft, PhDOn Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed lawsuits filed by Attorney General Greg Abbott and a group of power companies that could have undermined the Clean Air Act and hurt efforts to reduce climate pollution.
The Clean Air Act requires that …Read Full Article

Source: EDF Texas Clean Air Matters

10/10 2:46 am

By Elena Craft, PhDFollowing a series of delays in release of the ozone standard, several environmental groups have filed a motion with the DC Circuit Court to compel action from EPA. On August 8, 2011 the American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation, and …Read Full Article

Source: EDF Texas Clean Air Matters

10/09 10:06 am

President Trump bashed the Green New Deal during a phone interview Thursday evening, incorrectly telling Fox News host Sean Hannity that it would require builders to use “tiny little windows.”The climate change-fighting resolution sponsored by Rep…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/08 6:46 pm

A federal court on Thursday struck down an Obama-era regulation targeting methane leaks from drilling on public lands, arguing that it went beyond the scope of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which promulgated the rule. The 2016 rule… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/08 6:06 pm

HAPPY THURSDAY! 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

10/08 5:16 pm

A conservation group sued the federal government on Thursday over an action taken this year to no longer allow polluters to reduce their fines by paying for projects to help the environment. A Department of Justice (DOJ) memo issued in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/08 2:56 pm

Environmental groups immediately pledged to file suit after the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on Thursday removed protections for the wolverine.The rare creature — there are an estimated 300 living in pockets of Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/08 1:56 pm

Nearly half a million clean energy workers remain unemployed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis. The analysis of unemployment filings by BW Research Partnership shows that 477,900 clean energy workers, or… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/08 10:16 am

Smog levels fell in Washington D.C. over the course of the last several months, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.A report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) found there were just two days between March and the end of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

10/08 9:36 am

Prince William has announced an initiative that would offer the equivalent of about $1.3 million to develop climate and environmental solutions.The Duke of Cambridge said the Earthshot Prize would take inspiration from President John F. Kennedy… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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