"Shadowy Oil and Gas Interests Are Deciding Texas' Energy Fate"

"The future of Texas’ troubled electric grid is being decided in the dark, with zero public input, by a group of people with deep connections to the fossil fuel industry."

Source: Earther, 08/17/2022

"U.S. States Urge Postal Service To Halt Gas Vehicle Purchases"

"A group of 17 state attorneys general urged the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to halt planned purchases of gasoline-powered delivery vehicles pending a new environmental review, in a statement on Monday that encouraged the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs)."

Source: Reuters, 08/16/2022

Army Corps Opens Lengthy Environmental Review Of Line 5 Tunnel For Comment

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday opened a two-month window for the public to comment on a plan to dig a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house Enbridge's controversial Line 5 oil pipeline."

Source: Detroit News, 08/16/2022

"House Passes Sweeping Climate, Tax and Health Care Package"

"Congress gave final approval on Friday to legislation that would reduce the cost of prescription drugs and pour billions of dollars into the effort to slow global warming, as House Democrats overcame united Republican opposition to deliver on key components of President Biden’s domestic agenda."

Source: NYTimes, 08/15/2022

"Climate Bill Targets Transmission to Unjam Clean Energy Backlog"

"Senate Democrats’ climate bill includes $3 billion in loans and grants for electric transmission projects—money that, in addition to tax incentives for electricity generators, would break down a significant barrier to a large-scale clean energy rollout, advocates said."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/10/2022

"Billions in Feds’ Spending on Megafire Risks Seen as Misdirected"

"Congress is spending billions to save communities from Western megafires by thinning large swaths of forests even as scientists say climate change-driven drought and heat are too extreme for it to work. The money would be better spent thinning woods closest to homes and shoring up houses against embers raining down from firestorms, according to academics, former agency officials, and others who study wildfires."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/09/2022

"Manchin Won a Pledge From Democrats to Finish a Contested Pipeline"

"Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia has secured a promise from Democratic leaders and the White House to complete a highly contested 304-mile gas pipeline in his state, his office said, a major concession won as part of negotiations over a climate and tax bill."

Source: NYTimes, 08/02/2022

"MISO Approves Large Grid Expansion, Paving Way For Renewables"

"The Midwest grid operator approved 18 new high-voltage transmission lines yesterday, setting the stage for adding 53 gigawatts of renewable energy to the grid. The decision marks the most U.S. power lines ever approved at once and was hailed by climate advocates as a model for the nation."

Source: E&E News, 07/27/2022


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