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News Climate Change Energy Environment
September 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy's plan to prematurely close two coal power units at its Comanche Generating Station and replace them largely with renewable power sources at an estimated cost of $2.5 billion.
September 20, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem (R–Tucson) says Arizonan’s, especially the poor and those on fixed incomes, will be harmed if voters adopt a renewable energy initiative being pushed by a California Billionaire.
September 19, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Washington could become the first state to impose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, and the first government anywhere to impose the tax through a direct popular vote, this November.
September 19, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
Bank of the West decision to divest itself from all businesses involved in the production, exploration, and distribution of coal, oil, and natural gas has angered elected officials in Wyoming and Colorado.
September 18, 2018
By Duggan Flanakin
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a series of policy reforms altering how it fosters species recovery under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, to reduce conflict between species and people while enhancing species recovery.
September 17, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a religious-freedom lawsuit brought by a group of Roman Catholic nuns from Pennsylvania to halt the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline, which is under construction through land they own.
September 14, 2018
By Jay Lehr
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi provides readers a short course on weather forecasting, in the process, he uses global warming alarmists’ own words to refute their claims humans are destroying the earth.
September 13, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered a halt to construction on the 600-mile pipeline Atlantic Coast Pipeline designed to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
September 10, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling that found Winona County’s ban on frac-sand mining was neither an unconstitutional limitation on interstate commerce nor a governmental “taking’ of private property without compensation.
September 7, 2018
By Duggan Flanakin
A bi-partisan group of House legislators introduced a bill to use oil and gas revenues to fund the backlog of maintenance needs on many Federal lands.
September 7, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a major rule change allowing states greater flexibility in regulating coal-powered electrical plants’ waste products.
September 6, 2018
By Jim Lakely
Think tank known globally for promoting sound climate science and economics counters pro-Paris efforts
September 6, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s office of Inspector General concluded the agency had shared responsibility for Flint’s drinking water fiasco, with EPA’s slow reaction to the crisis needlessly worsening the problem.
September 4, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Southwestern Energy Company is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision that overturned decades of the state’s oil and gas law redefining fracking as trespass.
September 3, 2018
By Michael McGrady
San Francisco became the latest city to ban the sale or distribution of single-use plastic straws at restaurants, bars, and retailers countywide.
August 30, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
By a unanimous vote, the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) rejected what would have been the largest wind-energy project ever constructed in the United States.
August 29, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
The administration of President Donald Trump is stepping up efforts to increase exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe.
August 28, 2018
By Jim Lakely
Heartland Institute Senior Fellow for Environment and Energy Policy James Taylor was a guest on "America Talks Live" on NewsmaxTV.
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August 28, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration formally proposed freezing automobile fuel mileage mandates at 2020 levels through 2026.
August 27, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Heartland Institute hosted its second America First Energy Conference at which more than 40 speakers from government and the private sector discussed energy and environment regulatory reforms necessary to advance U.S. energy dominance.
August 23, 2018
By James Taylor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to replace the Clean Power Plan developed by the agency under former President Barack Obama.
August 23, 2018
By Joe Barnett
In the first civil trial over claims the popular herbicide Roundup causes cancer, a California superior court jury awarded Dewayne Lee Johnson more than $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages from Monsanto Corporation.
August 22, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
A climate change lawsuit filed against the state of Washington by a group of 13 youth activists was dismissed by a King County Superior Court Judge.
August 16, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
U.S. crude oil and natural gas production set new records in March, data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration show
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August 15, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) scrapping his predecessor’s ocean policy and replacing it with one de-emphasizing federal bureaucratic control of coastal waterways and adjacent lands.
August 13, 2018
By Tim Benson
Two new peer-reviewed studies show hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas is not contaminating groundwater in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.
August 13, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Tesla announced it is laying off 9 percent of its solar workforce and shuttering a dozen U.S. installation facilities.
August 10, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
Californians new water-efficiency standards mean residents accustomed to showering and doing laundry on the same day may have to change their ways.
August 10, 2018
By Jay Lehr
In Sustainable, DeWeese details the increasing efforts by socialist-leaning groups to remove our property rights and individual freedoms under the banner of “sustainability.”
August 9, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
The House Natural Resources Committee has opened an investigation into ties between the New York City-based Natural Resources Defense Council and the government of China.
August 9, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Four prominent Senators sent a letter to National Science Foundation Inspector General (IG) Allison Lerner requesting her office investigate a grant program administered by NSF designed to educate meteorologists about climate change.
August 7, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Cambridge University rejected anti-fossil fuel activists demands the University divest its endowment of fossil fuel related companies.
August 6, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Rhode Island lawmakers pulled a bill that would have allowed hunting of animals imported into the state on large private preserves.
August 3, 2018
By Joe Barnett
With the financial support of a California billionaire, efforts to use government power to force a radical increase in the use of renewable energy have advanced in three states.
August 1, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal judge dismissed New York City’s (NYC) lawsuit against five major oil companies to force them to help pay the city’s costs of dealing with climate change.
July 31, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
In a recall election, California voters removed a state senator who voted to raise the state’s gas tax last year.
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July 30, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with the government of Idaho allowing the state to manage its own water pollution program.
July 30, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The Texas Supreme Court struck down the City of Laredo’s ban on plastic bags, in a decision likely to overturn similar ordinances in nearly a dozen other Texas municipalities.
July 30, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal appeals court rejected environmentalists’ arguments the U.S. Department of Interior must evaluate potential climate change impact when leasing federal land for coal mining.
July 27, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
After months of increasing scrutiny, and under mounting pressure from Capitol Hill, Scott Pruitt resigned his position as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.