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May 18, 2020
By Kevin Stone
In its 2021 fiscal budget, the Trump administration has proposed an increase over its request for the Department of Interior in 2020.
May 15, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
For the second time in three years, Judge Brian Morris, of the United States District Court for Montana intervened to block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
May 13, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new rule covering acid gas emissions from a few small power plants that reduce waste left behind from mining operations by burning it to produce electricity.
May 11, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a new rule, proposed in 2019, altering the way the federal government calculates the costs and benefits of Mercury and Air Toxics.
May 7, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is delaying the normally required shift to summertime gasoline blends after the coronavirus pandemic caused a plummet in demand, leaving, pipelines, refineries, and storage tanks full of winter-grade fuel.
May 5, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced, after careful review of the best available evidence, it would retain, without changes, standards for particulate matter pollution, more commonly known as soot.
May 4, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
A project operated by Verily Life Sciences to wipe out mosquitos that spread diseases including dengue fever, malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika among others, is having success in tests at three sites in California.
April 30, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Numerous cities and states with plastic bag bans are suspending these policies in response to public health concerns raised about the safety of alternative reusable bags during the Coronavirus pandemic.
April 27, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
More than half of the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management’s Washington, D.C. staff have quit rather than accept transfers to Colorado and other western states to be closer to the lands they manage.
April 27, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Senate Democrats who passed Senate Bill 3150 which would impose a $40 per metric ton tax on of carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2021, incrementally increasing the tax rate in stages to reach a price of $80 per metric ton by 2030.
 

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