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Category: Environmental News

05/05 11:55 am

German officials announced a higher target for carbon emission reductions Wednesday after a constitutional court ruled a 2019 emissions law was inefficient.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government will now target a reduction of 65 percent by the end of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/05 11:44 am

The Biden administration’s conservation goals will include “different categories” of lands on which varying activities may occur, the leader of the White House’s environment council told The Hill. White House Council on Environmental Quality (… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/05 10:14 am

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Wednesday responded to CNN contributor and former Sen. Rick Santorum’s (R-Pa.) claim that there was “nothing” in America before European colonization, calling the remarks an “unfortunate” reflection of how Native… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/05 5:14 am

The White House’s confusing path to keeping its commitment to boost refugee numbers slashed under former President Trump was paired with an unexpected caveat: The administration doesn’t expect to meet its own goal.The warning came alongside… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/05 5:14 am

As gas prices are on the rise, Republicans see a window to step up their attacks on President Biden’s energy agenda.GOP criticisms of higher costs at the pump could resonate with Americans, and congressional Republicans have repeatedly bashed the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 11:25 pm

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is seeking to criticize the Biden administration’s energy agenda by drawing comparisons to Obama-era policies.In a new report released Wednesday, Barrasso criticized both former President  Obama’s $90 billion… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 5:54 pm

IT’S TUESDAY!!!  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@… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 5:17 pm

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced a new $73 billion plan on Tuesday aimed to replace the country’s mass transit buses with clean vehicles. The proposal seeks to replace the country’s 70… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 3:54 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) compliance chief instructed staff to step up enforcement in communities disproportionately affected by pollution.In an April 30 memo obtained by The Hill, acting assistant administrator Lawrence Starfield… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 3:24 pm

The pandemic plunge in carbon emissions may be short-lived unless governments implement policies now that encourage actions such as increased public transportation, climate experts are warning.Emissions plunged 17 percent globally at… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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