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06/08 1:04 pm

Republicans on the Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday grilled Tracy Stone-Manning, President Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), questioning her on partisanship and her personal finances.While Democrats praised Stone-… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/08 10:24 am

Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount apologized on Tuesday for the impact of a cyberattack that shut down the major fuel provider last month. “I want to express my gratitude to the employees of Colonial Pipeline, and the American people,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/08 9:54 am

The Department of Energy on Tuesday announced a series of policy actions to scale up manufacturing of advanced battery technology, part of a broader White House effort to promote domestic battery production.The actions announced include a new… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/07 5:34 pm

A nonpartisan congressional watchdog has agreed to analyze the environmental and cultural impacts of the southern border wall. In a letter dated last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) told Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) that it… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/07 5:14 pm

MONDAY AGAIN: Welcome to Overnight Energy, your source for the day’s energy and environment news.Please send tips and comments to Rachel Frazin at rfrazin@thehill.com . Follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin . Reach Zack Budryk at zbudryk@thehill.com… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/07 4:14 pm

U.S. investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency that Colonial Pipeline paid hackers last month to end a ransomware attack on its systems.Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced Monday afternoon that the Department of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/07 3:44 pm

Climate change is emerging as a sticking point in infrastructure negotiations, as proposals from President Biden and Republicans remain disparate on actions to address the warming planet. Following additional negotiations last week, during… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/07 2:14 pm

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Monday expressed concern about the possibility of future climate legislation, particularly flagging issues about climate in infrastructure negotiations. In a tweet thread, the senator said, “I’m now… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/07 12:24 pm

Craig McLean, the acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on Monday lamented what he said was insufficient funding for the agency to achieve its mandate.“NOAA is a $12 billion agency trapped in a $5 and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/07 11:54 am

 The Energy Department announced on Monday that it was starting an “Earthshots” initiative to reduce the costs of clean energy within a decade — starting with its first goal of reducing the cost of clean hydrogen to $1. The Energy… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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