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Category: Environmental News

01/09 9:28 am

President Trump said Wednesday that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to withhold funding for California unless the state takes measures to improve its forest management to prevent wildfires.”Billions of dollars… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 8:37 pm

A state lawmaker in California on Tuesday rolled out legislation that would make California the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts to customers. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting called it “common-sense… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 8:27 pm

Akin Gump has announced it is adding two former committee chairs in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Lamar Smith of Texas, to its public law and policy practice, one of Washington’s largest lobbying outfits. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

01/08 4:48 pm

The Trump administration’s decision to use national park entrance fees to clean up popular sites during the partial shutdown is raising concerns that the detrimental effects of such a move will extend far beyond the reopening of the government.For… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 4:37 pm

JOSHUA TREE WILL TEMPORARILY SHUTTER TO ADDRESS SHUTDOWN DAMAGE: California’s Joshua Tree National Park will completely shutter Thursday so that officials can address damage wrought during the ongoing government shutdown.The 790,636-acre park… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 4:07 pm

A group of House Democrats introduced a suite of eight bills Tuesday aimed at blocking President Trump’s proposal to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling around the country.Taken together, the bills would ban or put a 10-year moratorium on… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 2:58 pm

The nation’s main oil lobbying group is growing increasingly concerned about the impacts to the industry from President Trump’s ongoing trade war.Mike Sommers, the American Petroleum Institute’s president, said trade war impacts like tariffs on… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 1:57 pm

California’s Joshua Tree National Park will completely shutter Thursday so that officials can address damage wrought during the ongoing government shutdown.The 790,636-acre park between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree in southern California has felt… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 10:19 am

South Carolina’s attorney general became the first Republican to join a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan Monday.Alan Wilson (R) joined nine other states seeking to block seismic testing and potential exploratory… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/08 8:58 am

Carbon dioxide emissions in the United States shot up last year by the largest amount in eight years, according to an estimate released Tuesday.Research firm Rhodium Group said carbon output likely grew 3.4 percent, the second-largest annual… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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