The House GOP failed to pass a measure that would slash energy funding by 10 percent from offices such as the Department of Energy and the Interior Department due to bipartisan opposition.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced its plan to re-prioritize the Superfund cleanup program for more than 1,300 toxic sites across the U.S. while changes to the program are considered.
President Donald Trump’s Advisory Council on Infrastructure shared its charter and goals to analyze solutions for an “all of the above” approach to energy.
Senior administration officials said President Donald Trump will nominate a coal lobbyist for Murray Energy and former top aide for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Government employee unions shared with their members the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to buy out more than 1,200 employees over the next two months. Current employees suspect few will accept the voluntary buyouts and early retirement offers.
The Trump administration issued its first comprehensive regulatory agenda for government agencies. The document includes details on how the Environmental Protection Agency plans to rollback Obama-era regulations like the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Water Rule.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said a broad consensus exists in the House for changes to the Russia sanctions bill to ensure the language will not harm U.S. job prospects, specifically in foreign oil deals.
Democrats and environmentalists criticized the House GOP budget proposal for its requested $5 billion in revenue over the next 10 years. Granting the revenue request would pave the way for permitting oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Environmental Protection Agency completed its review and announced a proposal to continue enforcing the existing standards and regulations for nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant from the burning of fossil fuels in industrial processes, transportation and power production.
A draft of the U.S. power grid report ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry noted that solar and wind energy don’t threaten national energy reliability.