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Category: Environmental News

08/06 4:06 pm

More than 50 Democratic lawmakers are asking the Trump administration to turn over documents after the White House directed agencies to create a shortlist of construction projects that could be fast tracked to boost the economy amid the coronavirus… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/06 3:06 pm

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday introduced a bill that would require the government to make stronger consideration of racial and economic inequalities in its environmental policies.The legislation… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/06 2:56 pm

Government agencies are using some outdated standards while evaluating permits for liquified natural gas (LNG) export facilities, according to a new report from a congressional watchdog. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO)… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/06 12:36 pm

The latest update to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) seasonal hurricane and tropical storm outlook predicts a record number of major storms for 2020.The updated forecast predicts 2020 will see 19 to 25 named storms with… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/06 10:16 am

President Trump on Wednesday pledged to hear out both supporters and opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska after his son tweeted opposition to it following the completion of an administration environmental impact assessment.“I would… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/06 9:56 am

A coalition of environmental groups on Thursday filed suit against the Trump administration, challenging its rollback of a bedrock environmental law.The suit, spearheaded by the Natural Resources Defense Council on behalf of eight other groups, is… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/06 5:16 am

STONINGTON, Maine — President Trump is struggling to win over Maine voters with his recent pledge to lift restrictions for the state’s lobster industry.Trump was beaming when he traveled to the state just two months ago to tell lobstermen he was… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/05 5:06 pm

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! 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

08/05 4:36 pm

Senators and other energy sector officials warned Wednesday that foreign adversaries are continuing to target the U.S. electric grid, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has only underscored the dangers.“The threat of cyberattacks by foreign… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/05 4:16 pm

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a lower court’s determination that the Dakota Access Pipeline should be temporarily shut down.U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg had ordered the pipeline to be shut down last month… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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