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01/08 6:38 am

George, the last of a Hawaiian land snail species, has died at 14 years old. The Associated Press reports that the snail, known as the Achatinella apexfulva, was one of the last 10 of its kind that were brought into captivity in 1997. … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/07 7:27 pm

Former GOP Rep. Ryan Costello (Pa.) is signing on to work for a group pushing a business-backed proposal to fight climate change with a carbon tax.Costello, less than a week out of the House, announced Monday in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/07 5:08 pm

SCOTUS WON’T BLOCK EXXON PROBE BY MASSACHUSETTS: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case in which Exxon Mobil Corp. is trying to stop Massachusetts’s demand for documents from it in a climate change investigation.The announcement in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/07 4:08 pm

Renewable energy company Soaring Wind Energy LLC and China-focused investor Tang Energy Group Ltd. told a Texas federal judge Friday that another investor is trying to delay enforcement of an over $70 million arbitration award by asking to hold off on further discovery during its appeal of an order confirming …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

01/07 3:57 pm

Newly acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is directing the National Park Service (NPS) to drain their funds collected from entrance fees “until they’ve reached a zero balance,” in order to keep parks open, according to an internal memo… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/07 9:38 am

The Supreme Court refused Monday to take up a case in which Exxon Mobil Corp. is trying to stop Massachusetts’s demand for documents from it in a climate change investigation.The announcement in the case, Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Healey, came without… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/06 4:18 pm

The House Natural Resources Committees intends to investigate the Trump administration’s decision to dip into visitor fees to keep parks open, the panel’s chairman warned Sunday.Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said that his committee — which oversees… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/06 12:37 pm

The National Parks Service is planning to dip into entrance fees to expand operations as the partial government shutdown enters its third week.Acting Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt signed an order Saturday allowing park managers… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/04 4:48 pm

The Trump administration will press forward with key steps toward opening more areas in northern Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/04 3:58 pm

ZINKE DENIES THAT HE LIED TO INVESTIGATORS: Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke denied the allegation that he lied to federal investigators.His denial came after a Washington Post story reporting that the Justice Department is looking into whether… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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