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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Top Democrats from a powerful House committee sent a request for information to the Environmental Protection Agency last week regarding correspondence the agency had with outside groups and other internal documents before announcing several rollbacks of environmental regulations. “We write to express our deep concerns about actions taken by the …

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UCLA law professor Ann Carlson is thankful for the role wealthy plaintiffs’ attorneys play in advancing climate change litigation across the country. She is also grateful for the significant funding her UCLA law clinic receives to focus on climate litigation efforts. But what’s not always clear is Carlson’s own position …

U.S. Department of the Interior

Use of federal lands led to an increase in both job creation and economic output for the first time in several years, according to the Department of the Interior’s Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2017. Economic output resulting from federal lands and resources increased by $400 million to $292 billion, …

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Fresh off the Democratic capture of the U.S. House of Representatives, green groups with ties to wealthy anti-fossil fuel foundations are working to position climate change as a top priority despite very little traction for the issue on the campaign trail. Members of Bill McKibben’s 350.org-backed youth activist group Sunrise Movement have challenged Democratic leaders to take up plans for a “Green New Deal,” confronting top members of the House Democratic leadership in recent days.

Western and national oil and gas industry groups today told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that revisions to the agency’s methane rule were “on the right track” while touting industry’s success at cutting emissions significantly. “EPA is on the right track in revising OOOOa, as the changes proposed are designed …

EPA To Host Public Hearing In Denver On Quad Oa Rule

by Michael Sandoval November 13, 2018

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing Wednesday on revisions proposed in September to an Obama-era rule on regulating methane emissions. The EPA’s proposed rule “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration,” according to the agency, will “significantly reduce regulatory burden, saving the industry tens of millions of dollars in compliance costs each year.”

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In pushing back against a ballot measure that threatened tens of thousands of jobs in oil and gas and other sectors of the Colorado economy, the effort to defeat Proposition 112 came down to people power and personal outreach to friends and neighbors. Simon Lomax, research fellow for Vital for …