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12/02 4:24 pm

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! 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

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12/02 4:24 pm

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler will quarantine after he was exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19. “Earlier today I was informed I experienced secondary exposure from an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. After… …Read Full Article

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12/02 3:54 pm

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) suggested President-elect Joe Biden should select a more moderate Midwestern Democrat as his next Agriculture Secretary. “I realize this might hurt their chances but if Biden becomes pres he should select an Iowan… …Read Full Article

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12/02 2:34 pm

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is taking heat for comments appearing to link the coronavirus pandemic with nature punishing humans.“Someone said to me right at the beginning of the pandemic, it’s almost as though Mother Nature sends us to our… …Read Full Article

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12/02 2:34 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with its administrator Andrew Wheeler have joined the conservative social network Parler.Parler describes itself as a place where people can “speak freely…without fear of being ‘deplatformed’” and… …Read Full Article

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12/02 2:14 pm

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) is slated to serve as the top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee for the 117th Congress after being elected by the House GOP Steering Committee on Wednesday.Westerman — a Yale Forestry School graduate… …Read Full Article

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12/02 1:14 pm

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) was elected by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve as the next ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday. McMorris Rodgers — a former member of leadership who… …Read Full Article

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12/02 11:54 am

 A new report from the United Nations is projecting that 2020 will be among the three hottest years on record. The provisional report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that data from January to October currently… …Read Full Article

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12/01 6:14 pm

By Elena Craft, PhDOn Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed lawsuits filed by Attorney General Greg Abbott and a group of power companies that could have undermined the Clean Air Act and hurt efforts to reduce climate pollution.
The Clean Air Act requires that …Read Full Article

Source: EDF Texas Clean Air Matters

12/01 6:14 pm

By Elena Craft, PhDFollowing a series of delays in release of the ozone standard, several environmental groups have filed a motion with the DC Circuit Court to compel action from EPA. On August 8, 2011 the American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation, and …Read Full Article

Source: EDF Texas Clean Air Matters

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