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01/15 4:54 pm

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation hearing for the role of Transportation Secretary will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21. Just a day after President-elect Joe Biden is slated for inauguration, Buttigieg will face… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 4:14 pm

U.S. officials are expressing concerns about Mexico’s handling of energy permits, raising allegations of preferential treatment for state-owned energy companies.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette and Commerce… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 11:34 am

The National Park Service (NPS) announced that it is temporarily closing most parts of the National Mall beginning Friday through at least the day after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. The announcement comes after the agency… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 11:05 am

Environmental and civil rights groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a new lead rule critics argue doesn’t do enough to remove the lead pipes that contaminate drinking water. The December rule will speed notification… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 9:44 am

Inspector generals across four government agencies plan to review the government’s response to the riots on January 6, examining how poor communication and planning led to a siege on the Capitol.Investigators at the Departments of Justice, Homeland… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 8:24 am

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Deanne Criswell to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Criswell is the first woman nominated to lead the agency, which is primarily responsible for responding to natural disasters that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/15 7:54 am

The incoming Biden administration plans to tap Janet McCabe to serve as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the transition team announced early Friday.McCabe previously served as the acting assistant administrator for… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 4:54 pm

HAPPY THURSDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 3:24 pm

The Trump administration is finalizing a rule that will lessen the amount of money oil and gas companies that drill on public lands and in public waters pay to the federal government. The rule will make changes to the way that these royalties… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 2:34 pm

Environmentalists are challenging an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plan to return jurisdiction over some waterways to the state of Florida.The grant from EPA gives Florida the authority to issue permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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