"One of two men convicted in the first of several trials stemming from a 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities in Nevada was sentenced on Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role in the armed confrontation."
Laws & Regulations
"New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has announced."
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is allowing the public to weigh in on its proposal to repeal the Obama administration’s controversial water pollution rule."
"Senate appropriators approved legislation yesterday afternoon that would cut NOAA but boost weather satellite spending during fiscal 2018."
"The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee [Wednesday] quickly approved a conservation package whose potential reach extends from the Chesapeake Bay and Western state wetlands to hunters and anglers everywhere."
"The same communities that fought for decades to protect California’s coast from offshore oil drilling have renewed their battle calls as the Trump administration considers opening 3,500 square miles of state waters to energy development."
"Ryan Zinke, a former member of the Navy SEALs and lifelong Montana outdoorsman who now heads the Interior Department, loves to compare himself to Theodore Roosevelt, the father of American conservation."
"Lawmakers have proposed dozens of energy and environmental amendments to a House spending package due on the floor this week, which could force votes on topics ranging from climate change to lightbulb efficiency."
"The House easily passed bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to expand sanctions on Russia and limit the Trump administration's ability to lift them. The legislation comes after lawmakers addressed a series of concerns oil and gas companies raised about the package, which they said would limit the extent to which American and Russian energy firms could interact."
"In a call to rescind an Obama-era regulation governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is calling for public input on how best to rely on "pre-existing authorities" to manage unconventional drilling."