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08/04 11:46 am

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Mark Menezes for the No. 2 spot at the Energy Department in a 79-16 vote. President Trump nominated Menezes to be the department’s deputy secretary in March. He will replace Dan Brouillette, who previously… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/04 10:36 am

President Trump on Tuesday signed a major piece of conservation legislation into law as he and other Republicans seek to tout conservation accomplishments ahead of the elections in November. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act, which… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 5:26 pm

The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power utility announced his resignation on Monday as thousands of customers remain without power after the tropical storm last week.José Ortiz is expected to resign on Wednesday as many of the 1.5 million… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 4:56 pm

IT’S MONDAY! 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 rfrazin@… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 4:46 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with the second phase of returning employees to the office, prompting concerns from employees as the agency’s internal dashboard shows an uptick in cases.The new guidelines don’t force employees… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 4:16 pm

Exxon Mobil Corp. has urged a Texas federal court to toss a putative securities fraud class action accusing the oil giant of concealing its climate change knowledge, arguing the lead plaintiff “irrevocably tied its fate” to a dismissed New York action. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/03 3:26 pm

The Interior Department took a shot at the Democratic chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee in a statement wishing him a speedy recovery from COVID-19.“We wish Chairman [Raul] Grijalva a speedy recovery. He’s paid a lot of money by the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 2:06 pm

The world’s capacity to produce energy from coal declined during the first half of 2020, the first time this has happened on record, according to new data. The data, from the group Global Energy Monitor, showed that global coal-fired… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 11:36 am

More than 300 environmental groups are calling on senators to vote against President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), arguing William Perry Pendley should be disqualified because of his history of controversial comments… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 8:56 am

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has tested positive for COVID-19 after being in Washington, D.C., this week, becoming the latest member of Congress to be diagnosed with the disease.”While I cannot blame anyone directly for this, this week has shown… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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