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01/04 3:48 pm

The Interior Department is not accepting public requests for information during the partial government shutdown, which is now in its 14th day with no end in sight.The agency’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request website–an automated… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/04 2:57 pm

The top Senate Democrat overseeing environmental policy secured a number of commitments from three Trump administration nominees before the Senate confirmed this week.In recent letters, Alexandra Dunn, the incoming head of the Environmental… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/04 2:27 pm

Former Rep. Beto O’ Rourke signaled his support for the “concept” of the Green New Deal, making him the latest high-profile Democrat to get behind the progressive idea.Chris Evans, spokesman for O’Rourke’s unsuccessful Senate campaign, told HuffPost… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/04 12:58 pm

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called on national park visitors to help clean up trash during the partial government shutdown that has left parks severely understaffed.Speaking to the Associated Press days after he resigned amid… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/04 11:48 am

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in a new interview that she believes only radicals “have changed this country.”Ocasio-Cortez made the remark during an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” program with Anderson Cooper that is set to broadcast… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/03 8:58 pm

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday denied reports that he is under investigation for lying to the Interior Inspector General’s Office. Zinke in his first interview since leaving office told The… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/03 5:28 pm

A Texas appeals court has revived a woman’s claim that chemicals leaking from a passing truck onto the hood of her car caused a host of medical problems for her and her children, overturning a previous summary judgment ruling in favor of an oil recycling company. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

01/03 5:07 pm

HOUSE ENERGY PANEL TO DEDICATE FIRST HEARING ON CLIMATE CHANGE: The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold its first hearing under the chamber’s new Democratic majority on climate change.Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), who became the panel’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/03 4:57 pm

Renewable energy replaced coal as Germany’s main power source for the first time last year, according to Reuters.Renewable sources of energy accounted for 40 percent of German electricity production in 2018, up from 38.2 percent in 2017… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/03 4:18 pm

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold its first hearing under the chamber’s new Democratic majority on climate change.Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), who became the panel’s chairman Thursday when the new Democratic-majority House was sworn… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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