Environmental Politics

"Spending Deal To Lift Oil Export Ban"

"Lawmakers have agreed to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports as part of a spending and tax package announced by congressional leadership on Tuesday night, according to a GOP lawmaker. In exchange, Republicans agreed to extend a series of expired or expiring renewable energy tax breaks."

Source: The Hill, 12/16/2015

"E.P.A. Broke Law With Social Media Push for Water Rule, Auditor Finds"

"The Environmental Protection Agency engaged in 'covert propaganda' and violated federal law when it blitzed social media to urge the public to back an Obama administration rule intended to better protect the nation’s streams and surface waters, congressional auditors have concluded."

Source: NY Times, 12/15/2015


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