"The Senate will consider, as soon as next week, whether to kill a Trump administration methane-emissions rule, in what would be the first time this Congress that the full upper chamber deliberates using its power to overturn regulations."
"More than 300 corporate leaders will ask the Biden administration to nearly double the emission reduction targets set by the Obama administration."
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"President Biden's first budget proposal sketches a vision for greening the entire federal government, and it includes areas that have been traditional afterthoughts to climate policy, such as prisons."
"Biden proposal includes first major focus on restructuring roadways that divided cities and cut off minority neighborhoods".
"Bills to increase penalties for “impeding” the operations of a pipeline or power plant—in many cases elevating the offense to a felony—are pending in at least five states and have been enacted in 15 others."
"For years, Big Oil has cozied up to American public schools—and now they seem to be cashing in their chips. New emails appear to show that some elected officials in charge of public schools may have been helped in attacking the Biden administration’s recent decision to pause oil and gas leasing on federal land by powerful oil industry lobbying groups."
"Republican efforts to stall President Joe Biden’s climate agenda are slowly beginning to take shape." "A new ALEC working group is promoting long-shot tactics like nullification and a constitutional convention."