Meet the man who unwittingly triggered the war over gas stoves
Maxine Joselow, The Washington Post
The son of a labor icon, Richard Trumka Jr. warned that gas ranges could harm children’s health. He’s since been swept up in the backlash against regulating gas appliances.
House Democrats launch sustainable investing caucus
Saul Elbein, The Hill
A group of House Democrats is forming a caucus to advocate for sustainable investing — a rapidly growing sector that already accounts for trillions in global investment.
Amid Rising Emissions, Could Congressional Republicans Help the US Reach Its Climate Targets?
Emma Ricketts and Grant Schwab, Inside Climate News
Key House committee chairmen say they are concerned about the threat of climate change, but focus more on removing carbon from the atmosphere than on reducing emissions from fossil fuels.
Biden vowed to punish Saudis over oil cut. That’s no longer the plan.
Missy Ryan, The Washington Post
Administration officials now point to intensified opposition in Congress as a chief outcome of OPEC’s decision to slash output ahead of last year’s midterm elections.
The Trump rules still vexing Biden
Robin Bravender, E&E News
The Biden administration took office with the promise of demolishing Trump-era environmental policies in favor of more stringent rules.
Republicans launch newest fight against Biden’s oil drawdowns
Josh Siegel, Politico
A bill to limit releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve seeks to blunt the political gains that Democrats have gained from lower gasoline prices.
Meet the top House recipients of oil and gas money
Scott Waldman, E&E News
The oil and gas industry donated millions of dollars to members of the House in the last election cycle. Now, many of the top recipients are well-positioned to advance its interests.
Bill to withdraw Virginia from carbon-trading program dies in state committee
Zack Budryk, The Hill
A committee of the Virginia Senate on Tuesday defeated a bill backed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) that would withdraw the state from a regional carbon-trading initiative.
A top Senate Republican promotes climate conspiracy theory
Scott Waldman, E&E News
One of the Senate’s top Republicans is pushing a debunked conspiracy theory that Russian President Vladimir Putin is funding U.S. environmental groups.
EPA plans to stop 6 power plants from dumping toxic coal ash into unlined ponds
Ella Nilsen, CNN
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced it plans to stop six coal-fired power plants from continuing to dump coal ash – a toxic byproduct of coal-fired electricity – into unlined ponds.