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Category: Environmental News

03/04 5:07 pm

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) on Monday introduced a proposal that would require the state’s electricity providers to shift to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. “The new policies will ensure reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/04 5:07 pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Monday that President Trump’s view of wind power and other environmentally-friendly initiatives as “moronic” and “narrow-minded.”Inslee, who announced last week his bid for president in 2020, pushed back on “… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/03 10:48 am

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), who announced last week a 2020 presidential bid, said Sunday that there will be an “enormous cost” if the U.S. does not act to combat climate change.”If you net this out, what’s going to require sacrifices is the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/01 7:39 pm

Green groups threatened to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Texas Department of Transportation over their approval of an Austin, Texas, highway construction project that they say threatens federally protected salamander species. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

03/01 4:18 pm

INTERIOR GREEN LIT USE OF $250M TO KEEP PARKS OPEN UNDER SHUTDOWN: Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt gave over 100 national parks the green light to use more than $250 million in reserved government funds to stay open during the last… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/01 3:48 pm

Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt gave over 100 national parks the green light to use more than $250 million in reserved government funds to stay open during the last government shutdown, according to an internal letter obtained by The Hill… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/01 12:28 pm

Newly announced 2020 presidential hopeful Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) will spend his first week campaigning about climate issues.Inslee, who formally announced his run for the White House on Friday, will spend the first days campaigning… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/01 11:28 am

A group of liberal lawmakers in both the House and Senate are raising concerns over a new climate council being organized at the White House that includes members who question the science behind global warming.In two letters sent to the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/01 11:17 am

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced in a video Friday morning he will run for president, becoming the first governor to join a crowded field vying for the Democratic nomination.Inslee, 68, made clear his announcement video that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 8:38 pm

An attorney for Harris County, Texas, told a state appellate court in oral arguments Thursday that the Texas Legislature, in passing a set of statutes governing dry cleaning businesses in 2003, could not have intended to insulate those companies from any lawsuit seeking civil penalties for groundwater pollution. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

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