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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.
May 17, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Republican attorneys general from 15 states filed have asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss Oakland and San Francisco’s climate liability lawsuits against five oil companies.
May 15, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal court has ruled policies enacted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect endangered species caused flooding of farms along the Missouri river and thus the government owes property owners compensation.
May 15, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
U.S. crude oil production, topped 10.057 million barrels per day (bpd) in November 2017, shattering a 47-years old record.
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May 14, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) phase out certain greenhouse gases.
May 10, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
A politically connected Mississippi based electric car company filed for bankruptcy in the face of lawsuits from the State of Mississippi among others.
May 9, 2018
Harvard University lost at least $1 billion dollars of its endowment on high-risk, sustainable, natural resource investments, according to a recent report in Bloomberg Businessweek.
May 7, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Several state legislatures, including those of Connecticut, Hawaii, and Utah, are considering establishing a tax on carbon dioxide on emissions from fossil fuel use.
May 4, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
Citing high costs and ineffectiveness, the U.S. Navy is cancelling a plan developed under former President Barack Obama to install hybrid electric drives in 34 destroyers.
May 3, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation modifying Obama-era air pollution rules for certain types of coal-fired power plants.
May 1, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed a ban on the importation of animal parts or trophies from sport-hunted African elephants and lions from select countries.
April 30, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to help develop smaller, modular coal-fired power plants that are more efficient and flexible than larger facilities.
April 27, 2018
By Jay Lehr
In the book Global Warming Temperatures and Projections, physicist William T. Lynch uses physics and mathematical modeling to analyze climate change, demonstrating peoples’ fears of runaway climate change are unjustified.
April 26, 2018
By Ben Zycher
Ben Zycher of the American Enterprise Institute says a new carbon tax proposal is doomed to failure.
April 25, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule aimed at improving the quality and transparency of the science the agency relies on when developing regulations.
April 25, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced steps to streamline the agency’s New Source Review process.
April 23, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Customers across the country are seeing their electric power, gas, and water costs decline as a result of corporate tax cuts in the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Donald Trump in December of 2017.
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April 17, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A new report from Congress details attempts by the Russian government to disrupt U.S. energy markets.
April 16, 2018
By Tim Benson
A bill to provide tax relief for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) by exempting income derived from coal mining from the state’s transaction privilege tax is on hold.
April 13, 2018
By Joe Barnett
As part of more than 300 lawsuits before his court, a federal judge held a week-long hearing in mid-March to examine the scientific evidence on whether a popular pesticide causes cancer.
April 12, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A new citizens’ ballot campaign in Michigan would force the state to get 30 percent of its electricity from select renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power by 2030.
 

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