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News Climate Change Energy Environment
June 22, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A group of 29 research institutes are supporting a resolution introduced by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) putting Congress on record opposing any carbon tax.
June 21, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
California may soon become the first state to mandate solar panels be installed on all new homes, apartments, and condominiums.
June 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Republican attorneys general from 15 states asked federal judge William Alsup to dismiss a climate liability lawsuit against five oil companies brought by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco.
June 20, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The state of Washington’s sales tax exemption program providing incentives for people to purchase alternative fuel vehicles—primarily electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle purchasers—ended in May.
June 20, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The energy company building a 600 mile natural gas pipeline stretching from West Virginia to North Carolina said a federal appeals court panel’s decision to invalidate a key environmental permit will not halt construction.
June 14, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
New York state’s Court of Appeals, determined chimpanzees are not legal persons, and as such don’t have the rights of legal persons.
June 13, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A tiny Japanese island contains staggering amounts of rare earth elements, minerals which are used in high-tech devices like smart phones, superconductors, and missile guidance systems.
June 11, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Wyoming announced it would hold the first grizzly bear hunt in the lower 48 states in more than 40 years in and around Yellowstone National Park.
June 8, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #287
June 6, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Pulaski County Judge Tim Fox ruled six Arkansas farmers may spray a weed killer manufactured by Monsanto Co and BASF on their crops despite a ban on the pesticide imposed by the Arkansas Plant Board in 2017.
June 4, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The United States Department of Justice is suing the state of California to overturn a state law granting it the power to veto the sale of federal lands within the state to private individuals.
June 1, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A Federal judge in Arizona has ruled wildlife managers from the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed do enough to protect a subspecies of wolf native to the American Southwest.
May 30, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case concerning the forced provision of public access to private property in rural eastern Pennsylvania that could have a profound impact on property rights across the nation.
May 28, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined the city of Oakland for polluting San Francisco Bay.
May 24, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled climate change activists can claim their actions to trespass and vandalize an oil pipeline were justified to fight climate change.
May 22, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Federal Judge James Browning tossed a lawsuit filed to overturn permits issued by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for oil and gas wells near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.
May 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal district court upheld a local ordinance requiring a Missouri couple to plant grass at their home for aesthetic reasons, despite the fact one of the homeowners is allergic to grass and it harms her health.
May 18, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal appeals court in New York blocked a Department of Transportation decision to delay increased penalties for automobile manufacturers who fail to meet federal fuel economy standards.
May 18, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Representatives from a number of pro-hunting conservation organizations are included in the membership of the International Wildlife Conservation Council , established by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in November 2017.
May 17, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
California billionaire Tom Steyer is pushing a ballot measure in Arizona that would result in the premature closure of a nuclear plant that provides the largest share of the state’s electricity.
 

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