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News Climate Change Energy Environment
March 21, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
The Donlin Gold project, a joint venture of Novagold Resources Alaska Inc. and Barrick Gold US Inc., is closer to becoming a reality with the state of Alaska having issued two critical permits.
March 21, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a party-line vote of 52 in favor and 47 opposed, on February 28.
March 20, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
A new study, “Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security,” shows climate change is not a danger to U.S. national security.
March 19, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
A North Dakota judge rejected a challenge to a state permit issued to Meridian Energy Group in to begin construction of what would be the first new industrial crude oil refinery in the United States in nearly 40 years.
March 18, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Legislators in Maine have proposed two bills that could expand black bear hunting in the state.
March 15, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A pending decision by the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to the premature closing of scores of coal-powered electricity plants across the country, potentially hampering the reliability of the nation’s electric power grid.
March 12, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A California state court judge in San Diego ruled gray wolves will continue to be protected under the state’s Endangered Species Act.
March 8, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
A bill introduced in the Connecticut legislature would mandate climate change be taught to young children in government schools statewide.
March 7, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Newly elected Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker of Illinois signed an executive order committing his state to join 17 other states in the United States Climate Alliance
March 6, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to streamline and reduce regulatory burdens have saved businesses and consumers billions of dollars while continuing to protect public health and safety and improving environmental outcomes.
March 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Xcel Energy, one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities, has committed to producing 100 percent carbon-dioxide-free electricity in its eight-state Western and Midwestern service area by 2050.
March 4, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Georgetown, Texas’ plan to rely on 100 percent wind and solar power has resulted in skyrocketing electricity bills for consumers and the city’s budget suffering millions of dollars in losses in a few short years.
March 4, 2019
By Charles N. Steele
Democrats in Congress, are promoting a Green New Deal that would eliminate all fossil fuels in ten years, create a massive federal public works and jobs program, explicit proposals to replace market freedom and limited government with socialism.
February 27, 2019
By Tim Benson
Companion bills to ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, are under consideration in the Florida Legislature.
February 22, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A Virginia Senate committee voted down a bill to ban oil and gas production off the state’s coast.
February 19, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a bill to end the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity in the state by 2036.
February 18, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has determined Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) imposed by the Obama administration in 2011, were not “appropriate and necessary.”
February 15, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
Delegates to the recent U.N. climate conference in Katowice, Poland added provisions to the Paris climate treaty asking countries to submit “transparency reports” on their contributions to climate change and report “loss and damage” due to climate change.
February 14, 2019
By Tom Harris
President Donald Trump was right to announce the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, but he should go farther.
February 14, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The 24th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ended after two weeks of negotiations with very little to show for the efforts of the thousands of participants.

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