"Nevada voters are favoring taking the first step toward requiring their energy providers to get at least half of their electricity from renewable sources."
Energy & Fuel
"California voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 6, a measure to repeal a recent increase in the state’s gas tax and one that, in many ways, determines the fate of California’s roads, bridges and transit."
"Arizona voters rejected Proposition 127, according to the Associated Press. The initiative would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030."
"With 99.7 percent of precincts reporting, Florida voters have approved the passage of Amendment 9 to ban oil and gas drilling in offshore areas, as well as prohibit using e-cigarettes and vaping devices indoors."
"[Colorado] Proposition 112, the initiative that would dramatically increase oil and gas drilling setbacks from homes, businesses and waterways, was decisively defeated Tuesday night following a contentious campaign in which the industry spent tens of millions of dollars to derail the measure."
"Washington state voters on Tuesday rejected Initiative 1631, a proposed carbon fee on fossil-fuel emissions that spurred the biggest ballot-measure spending spree in state history."
"Several states could radically change course on clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions after Tuesday’s elections."
"A new study says that many large-scale hydropower projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment."
"The Standing Rock Sioux is challenging new government conclusions that the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline poses no significant environmental threats to American Indian tribes in the Dakotas."
"The Trump administration endorsed burning trees and other biomass to produce energy on Thursday, vowing to promote a practice some scientists have declared more environmentally devastating than coal-fired power."