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05/13 11:34 am

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General identified a decline in enforcement activity within the agency from fiscal year 2007 through fiscal year 2018 in a report released Thursday.In the report, the OIG said the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/13 10:14 am

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to advance President Biden’s nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Department of Interior, Tommy Beaudreau.The panel voted 18 to 1 to advance Beaudreau’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/13 9:44 am

Colonial Pipeline paid almost $5 million in ransom to hackers last Friday despite reports that said the company had no intention of paying, Bloomberg news reported.Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the company paid in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/13 9:14 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is rescinding a Trump-era rule that was expected to make it harder to regulate air pollution, the agency announced on Thursday. The agency issued an interim rule to rescind the previous rule, which… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/13 8:44 am

The Colonial Pipeline, which was shut down by a ransomware attack last week, projected Thursday that it would resume deliveries to all markets it serves by midday.“Colonial Pipeline has made substantial progress in safely restarting our pipeline… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/13 7:15 am

The Biden administration has temporarily waived a century-old U.S. shipping law for one company in order to mitigate fuel shortages on the East Coast following the days-long shut down of Colonial Pipeline due to a cyberattack.Homeland Security… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/12 7:04 pm

A Canadian energy company is continuing to operate a pipeline through Michigan despite Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) order to shut down. Whitmer on Tuesday ordered Enbridge Energy to stand down its oil and gas pipeline, Line 5, by May 12, saying… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/12 6:44 pm

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said Wednesday that his panel would start to consider bills related to jobs and infrastructure this month, with the committee first taking up legislation focused on clean energy.Wyden indicated… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/12 5:54 pm

IT IS WEDNESDAY, MY DUDES!  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… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/12 5:24 pm

Major indicators of climate change in the past three years include the loss of Alaskan permafrost, more severe summer heat waves in U.S. cities and the recession of winter ice in the Great Lakes, according to data released Wednesday by the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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