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News Climate Change Energy Environment
December 11, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of December 3, 2018
December 10, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced the Commonwealth will use some of the money it received as part of a $93 million settlement from Volkswagen to help local transit authorities switch out aging fossil fuel powered public buses for electric buses.
December 7, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Tax would have funded 'clean energy' projects
December 7, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Dozens of landowners, environmental groups, and two Indian tribes, are suing to force the the Keystone XL pipeline's owner, TransCanada, to reapply for approval to build the portion of the pipeline slated to cross Nebraska.
December 5, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Small hydropower projects dominate the growth of hydropower in the United States over the past decade.
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December 4, 2018
By James Taylor
Under a renewable energy proposal from Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Indiana consumers would face a 12 percent electricity rate hike, which will cost the average household more than $100 per year in additional electricity costs.
December 4, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The wildfires devastating California are terrible, but they are not a new phenomenon.
December 3, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is allowing more fishing and hunting opportunities on federal wildlife refuges around the country.
November 28, 2018
The United States should stop funding the International Agency for Research on Cancer, says a new study, because its risk assessments and classifications are driven by political considerations not grounded in sound scientific methods.
November 26, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
A multi-year effort by federal, state, and local agencies to prop up an Oregon solar-panel manufacturer has ended in a shuttered factory, millions of taxpayer dollars down the drain, and a heavily polluted manufacturing site.
November 22, 2018
By Linnea Lueken
Construction of the first 40 miles of a new wall on the nation’s southern border is underway in California and New Mexico after U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel upheld waivers to various laws, including the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
November 19, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) ruled a Kansas utility may establish electric grid maintenance fees for customers with rooftop solar electricity generation.
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November 16, 2018
By Duggan Flanakin
Texas Gulf Coast oil terminals exported more crude oil than they received from foreign sources for the first time ever in April, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports.
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November 15, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The price governments in developed countries impose on carbon dioxide emissions in order to meet their commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement are far too low to achieve the stated temperature target, a new report says.
November 15, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have replaced Obama-era rules targeting methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal land with regulations developed by Trump administration officials.
November 13, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal judge in Montana ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
November 12, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
New international rules governing maritime air emissions set to go into effect in less than 18 months are raising the prospect of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for oceangoing cruise ships and freighters.
November 8, 2018
By Tim Benson
The United States has “likely” become the largest crude oil producer in the world, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia.
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November 2, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Due to government policies, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. announced it plans to deactivate four fossil-fuel powered electric plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania between 2021 and 2022.
November 2, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is giving building owners in New York State who install electric vehicle charging stations state subsidies covering up to the 80 percent of the cost.
November 1, 2018
By Duggan Flanakin
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a Secretarial Order promoting transparency and accountability in consent decrees and settlement agreements, aimed at ending secret “sue and settle” deals with environmental activist plaintiffs.
October 31, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an August 2017 ruling, written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, striking down a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule banning the use of hydroflourocarbons.
October 30, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Voters in Nevada this November will consider a proposed constitutional amendment that would more than double the amount of solar, wind, and some other types of renewable energy Nevada’s electric utilities are required to deliver.
October 29, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to proceed with a ban on the pesticide Chlorpyrifos.
October 26, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
A new report details how a network of climate activists provides off-the-books staff members and consultants for governors and states’ attorneys general to pursue an anti-fossil fuel agenda.
October 25, 2018
By Linnea Lueken
Australia’s ruling Liberal Party has changed course on energy policy after an internal revolt against proposed energy restrictions cost Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull his job.
October 24, 2018
By Mitchell Rolling
Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) unanimously approved construction of a controversial wind farm opposed by local residents in Freeborn County.
October 16, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett, Roy Spencer
Award winning climate scientist Dr. Roy Spencer says big government funding of climate science is destroying integrity in the field.
October 15, 2018
By Mitchell Rolling
More three million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Lake Michigan from the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility, a sewage treatment plant in Milwaukee, during a mid-August power outage.
October 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Energy prices in Indiana will be falling during the next year, a result of ripple effects from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
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October 12, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Denying environmentalists challenges, Arizona’s Supreme Court has ruled a new 7,000 unit residential housing development planned near the San Pedro River can move forward.
October 11, 2018
By Michael McGrady
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is phasing out its special focus on pollution enforcement against the oil and gas industry and livestock producers.
October 9, 2018
By Mitchell Rolling
Centerpoint Energy of Minnesota asked the Minnesota Public Utility Commission to allow a pilot program in which its customers could purchase renewable natural gas as fuel for home heating and cooking.
October 8, 2018
By Duggan Flanakin
Texans are once again engaged in a battle to protect both a tiny reptile—the dunes sagebrush lizard—and the giant Permian Basin oil and gas industry.
October 4, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
A New York county Supreme Court justice has ruled Competitive Power Ventures can resume startup tests at its new natural gas power plant in Wawayanda, New York.
October 3, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
In November, Voters in Colorado will consider a ballot initiative that effectively places four out of every five acres of nonfederal land in the state off-limits to new oil and gas drilling.
October 1, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A federal district judge halted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s two-year delay of the agency’s restrictive Waters of the United States rule.
September 28, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Environmental activists are encouraging states to use their water quality review authority to delay or block new energy infrastructure projects.
September 27, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Democrats are pushing a bill that would require the U.S. to be 100 percent fossil free by 2035.
September 26, 2018
By Tim Benson
Arizona voters will be considering a ballot initiative to require Arizona utilities to generate 50 percent of their electricity through renewable energy sources such as solar and wind by 2030 this November.