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07/30 4:16 pm

Community and environmental groups have urged the D.C. Circuit to vacate the approval of two liquefied natural gas projects on the Texas Gulf Coast, claiming federal regulators ignored the combined pollution impacts on nearby and largely low-income Hispanic and Latino communities. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

07/30 3:26 pm

A Texas appellate panel ruled Thursday that Harrison County can be fined by the state’s environmental quality commission for failing to comply with water code requirements, finding the Legislature unambiguously excluded governmental immunity from administrative penalties under the statute. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

07/30 3:16 pm

A class-action lawsuit by residents of Flint, Mich., against state and local officials can proceed, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. State Supreme Court justices in a 4-2 decision rejected a bid to end the civil case against… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 1:56 pm

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) has proposed a new bill aiming to prevent oil and gas drilling near polar bear dens, targeting the Trump administration’s plans to open up a wildlife refuge in Alaska for drilling.The bill, introduced… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 12:06 pm

A group of Democratic senators on Thursday introduced companion legislation to the House’s “Environmental Justice for All” bill aimed at addressing environmental inequalities faced by low-income and nonwhite communities. The legislation, … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 11:56 am

The Trump administration is extending the life of giant pits of toxic coal sludge, a move critics say further risks contamination of nearby water sources.The Environmental Protection Agency late Wednesday announced it had finalized a new regulation… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 11:26 am

The man who killed one of Uganda’s most popular mountain gorillas, Rafiki, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday.Felix Byamukama pleaded guilty to three counts — illegal entry into a protected area, killing a gorilla and killing a duiker… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 9:06 pm

Kinder Morgan Inc. shot back against claims its planned $2.15 billion Permian Highway Mountain pipeline didn’t go through the proper environmental reviews, telling a Texas federal court it lawfully secured an exemption to some demands of the approval process. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

07/29 5:46 pm

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! 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… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/29 4:46 pm

Legislation from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) would cement a number of Trump administration recommendations to bolster nuclear energy, and, in turn, uranium mining.The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairman’s legislation comes… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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