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11/08 11:44 am

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued civil subpoenas to four car manufacturers that agreed to a tailpipe emissions agreement with California over the summer, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.The Trump administration has been… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/08 11:44 am

A top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) political appointee is under investigation for his suspected involvement in destroying important documents that should have been retained, Politico reported late Thursday. The investigation by… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/08 10:24 am

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspector general is pushing back on a legal opinion from EPA lawyers that minimized their responsibility to comply with investigations, the latest tit-for-tat between the agency and its internal… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/08 10:14 am

MSC Cruises on Friday announced Friday that it hopes to become carbon neutral by 2020. Executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago said in a statement that the company will commit to make sure that “our fleet makes no negative contribution to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/07 5:04 pm

The White House on Thursday sent its nomination for outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s replacement to the Senate. Nominee Dan Brouillette current serves as the deputy secretary at the Department of Energy. Perry is expected to leave… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/07 5:04 pm

New Zealand lawmakers passed a law Thursday that will aim to make the country carbon neutral by 2050.The bill had sweeping support and passed by a count of 119 to 1, NPR reports.”We have to start moving beyond targets. We have to start moving beyond… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/07 4:34 pm

SCIENCE VS THE EPA: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided “largely non-responsive” documents in response to a final threat by House Democrats, according to committee staff, likely setting the stage for a forthcoming subpoena.The EPA had… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/07 4:14 pm

Iowa’s senators and governor are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon its plans to use a formula that corn farmers argue won’t ensure ethanol is blended into the nation’s fuel supply.The arcane process for adding ethanol to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/07 2:14 pm

Microsoft founder Bill Gates was spotted in the Capitol Thursday, planning to meet with leaders of the newly formed Senate Climate Solutions Caucus.Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), one of the founders of the caucus, called Gates “one of the most… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

11/07 7:44 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided “largely non-responsive” documents in response to a final threat by House Democrats, according to committee staff, likely setting the stage for a forthcoming subpoena.The EPA had until Tuesday… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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