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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

05/04 1:34 pm

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are requesting documents from the White House regarding Special Climate Envoy John Kerry’s security clearance after Iran’s foreign minister reportedly said Kerry informed him of Israeli attacks on Iranian… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 12:35 pm

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced legislation on Monday that would expand California’s public lands, designating or expanding protections for more than one million acres.The bill, which builds on legislation written by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 11:34 am

The average temperatures in the contiguous U.S. over the last three decades, or “climate normals,” reached a record high, according to a Washington Post analysis of data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.From 1991 to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/04 5:14 am

Kym Worthy never thought in law school that she would wind up a prosecutor. Now she’s behindone of the most prominent criminal cases against public officials in the country.Worthy, the top prosecutor in Wayne County, Mich., co-leads the Flint water… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/03 10:04 pm

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Monday requested additional information regarding potential conflicts of interests related to John Kerry, President Biden’s special envoy for climate, and his previous involvement in finance and energy investing… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/03 7:44 pm

Chemical manufacturing company Olin Corp. said in Texas federal court that it wants $15.8 million from Tenaska Power Services, which it says conflated terms of two contracts and wrongly tried to pass on costs it incurred from Texas’ grid operator during February’s historic winter storm. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

05/03 4:55 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

05/03 3:34 pm

Two top environmental officials from the Trump administration are taking on new positions in Washington, it was announced Monday. Andrew Wheeler, the former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, is joining the Heritage Foundation… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

05/03 3:04 pm

Voters are split over whether the world is facing a climate emergency, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday. Fifty-two percent of respondents said they believe “we are under a climate… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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