Democrats and environmentalists are divided over whether it’s worth working with Republicans on changes to the Endangered Species Act, a law supporters say is underfunded and critics say is ineffective and bureaucratic.
Democrats and environmentalists are divided over whether it’s worth working with Republicans on changes to the Endangered Species Act, a law supporters say is underfunded and critics say is ineffective and bureaucratic.
In an unexpected move, several Senate Republicans helped prevent a final vote on a resolution that would scrap an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions in oil and gas production. By not moving forward with the measure, the Senate missed its last chance to get rid of the environmental regulation promulgated by the Obama administration.
In an unexpected move, several Senate Republicans helped prevent a final vote on a resolution that would scrap an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions in oil and gas production. By not moving forward with the measure, the Senate missed its last chance to get rid of the environmental regulation promulgated by the Obama administration.
The coal industry and outside groups are pushing Congress and the White House to support a key technology that achieves the "Holy Grail" of both lowering greenhouse gas emissions and potentially creating jobs in fossil fuels.
The coal industry and outside groups are pushing Congress and the White House to support a key technology that achieves the "Holy Grail" of both lowering greenhouse gas emissions and potentially creating jobs in fossil fuels.
The Senate is poised to vote this week on a resolution that would repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s methane venting and flaring rule – an Obama administration regulation that would impose enormous costs on American energy producers.
The Senate is poised to vote this week on a resolution that would repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s methane venting and flaring rule – an Obama administration regulation that would impose enormous costs on American energy producers.
The Department of the Interior turned down meetings this week with at least two groups supporting national monument designations in Utah, spurring complaints that the Trump administration’s review of monuments may be one-sided.
The Department of the Interior turned down meetings this week with at least two groups supporting national monument designations in Utah, spurring complaints that the Trump administration’s review of monuments may be one-sided.
Senate bills to protect the electric grid are making a comeback this Congress, but senators appear divided on whether modernizing the grid — or actually making it less efficient — would serve as the best protection against electromagnetic pulse attacks.
Senate bills to protect the electric grid are making a comeback this Congress, but senators appear divided on whether modernizing the grid — or actually making it less efficient — would serve as the best protection against electromagnetic pulse attacks.
Environmentalists sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over an executive order aimed at increasing access to offshore oil and gas production that could include areas where former President Barack Obama banned drilling.
Environmentalists sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over an executive order aimed at increasing access to offshore oil and gas production that could include areas where former President Barack Obama banned drilling.
Investors like to study data when making decisions. And in the case of methane emissions from oil and gas drilling on public lands, the evidence is clear and shows a serious problem: Hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer-owned energy resources are lost each year through flaring, intentional releases, and invisible leaks.
Investors like to study data when making decisions. And in the case of methane emissions from oil and gas drilling on public lands, the evidence is clear and shows a serious problem: Hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer-owned energy resources are lost each year through flaring, intentional releases, and invisible leaks.
Red-state Senate Democrats, fresh off a victory lap over the inclusion of health care benefits for retired coal miners in the omnibus spending package Congress is set to pass this week, said Tuesday they want more for working-class Americans.
Red-state Senate Democrats, fresh off a victory lap over the inclusion of health care benefits for retired coal miners in the omnibus spending package Congress is set to pass this week, said Tuesday they want more for working-class Americans.
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The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a business meeting Wednesday on 17 bills, including the Regulatory Accountability Act, which environmental and public health groups have warned would slow progress of regulations under the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and others.

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