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03/30 4:26 pm

The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) plans to sue the Trump administration over a rollback to a controversial Obama-era water law, arguing leaders failed to consider how it would impact endangered species.The January policy from the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/30 11:16 am

Citgo is liable for a 2004 oil spill and must pay back cleanup costs, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. In 2004, an oil tanker chartered by Citgo Asphalt Refining Company and others hit an anchor in the Delaware river, which ultimately… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/28 5:46 pm

Critics worry a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy will leave the agency unaware of how much pollution is leaking into air, water and soil as companies are given the green light to suspend monitoring during the coronavirus outbreak.A&… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/27 10:16 pm

Three states have moved toward enacting criminal penalties for protesting against fossil fuels amid the coronavirus pandemic.Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) was the first to enact such a law, signing legislation earlier this month designating “… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/27 8:56 pm

Community and environmental groups are challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of three fracked gas export terminals on the Texas Gulf Coast, claiming the agency ignored pollution impacts on nearby and largely low-income Latino communities. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

03/27 5:06 pm

AN OBAMANATION: A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration’s decision to repeal an Obama-era rule that established standards for hydraulic fracking on federal land. California and several environmental groups sued over the repeal… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/27 4:36 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Friday that it will extend the amount of time that winter gasoline can be sold this year as producers have been facing lower demand due to the coronavirus. It will allow companies to sell the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/27 2:46 pm

U.S. oil drilling saw the largest single-week drop in activity in four years as low oil prices take a toll on the industry. The number of active rigs dropped by about 44, falling to 728 this week, according to rig data provider Baker Hughes…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/27 1:46 pm

A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration’s decision to repeal an Obama-era rule that established standards for hydraulic fracking on federal land. California and several environmental groups sued over the repeal, claiming it… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/27 5:07 am

Plummeting oil prices caused by a Saudi-Russian feud and the coronavirus outbreak may lead to a decline in fracking, the controversial practice that has fueled the domestic energy revolution in the U.S.Fracking, which involves blasting water and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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