"Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms, in the deep waters off the West Coast."
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"Democratic leaders are trying to slip controversial permitting provisions developed by Sen. Joe Manchin into the latest version of the fiscal 2023 defense authorization bill, according to three people familiar with the matter."
"Tens of thousands of residents in rural North Carolina could be without electricity for days after gunfire seriously damaged two power substations."
"The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region, saying the local water utility’s approach for reducing lead levels is succeeding and making swift progress. It’s a recognition that cities can effectively address the lead pipe crisis if they try."
"California water agencies that serve 27 million people will get just 5% of what they requested from the state to start 2023, water officials announced Thursday."
"The first sign of serious trouble for the drought-stricken American Southwest could be a whirlpool."
"Pennsylvania’s most active gas driller pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, capping a landmark environmental case against a company that prosecutors say polluted a rural community’s drinking water 14 years ago and then tried to evade responsibility."
"The Biden administration will give three Native tribes $75 million to move away from coastal areas or rivers, one of the nation’s largest efforts to date to relocate communities that are facing an urgent threat from climate change."
"The advocates say they are “appalled” by Maryland Energy Administration grants aimed at promoting and expanding natural gas infrastructure in the state."