National (U.S.)

"Repeal Of Obama Drilling Rule Stalls In The Senate"

"The GOP’s effort to roll back contentious Obama-era regulations is hitting a snag. Some Republican senators are coming out against a resolution that would repeal an Interior Department regulation governing oil and natural gas drilling on federal land. The rule is designed to cut down on the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas."

Source: The Hill, 03/21/2017

With NOAA Cuts, Will Trump Starve Climate Messenger?

Proposed budget reductions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could undermine the work of agencies as varied as National Weather Service and Sea Grant, as well as a satellite network informing much climate research. The latest TipSheet outlines NOAA stories that may emerge ... or vanish.

"U.S. Judge Signs Peabody Bankruptcy Exit After Environmental Deal"

"A U.S. judge formally approved Peabody Energy Corp's plan to emerge from bankruptcy late Friday after the coal producer struck a settlement with the U.S. government over legacy environmental claims at a gold and metal mining subsidiary."

Source: Reuters, 03/20/2017

"Budget: Trump Proposes Slashing DOE Clean Energy Research"

While the Energy Department's nuclear weapons program get an 11% increase under the Trump budget, "clean energy, smart grid and electric vehicle initiatives favored under the Obama administration are singled out for elimination or sharp cutbacks."

Source: EnergyWire, 03/17/2017


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