"BOULDER, Colo. — A few months after Chris Cook and his family moved from California into a four-bedroom house nestled among ponderosa pines in the foothills here, they got a letter saying their home insurance policy had been canceled."
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- Source: Stateline, 01/04/2019
"A trio of public interest groups have lodged a protest against a proposed Department of Energy rule to designate critical electric infrastructure.
The rule proposed in October laid out how DOE would employ its authority to designate critical electric infrastructure under the Federal Power Act.Source: EnergyWire, 01/04/2019
"The US EPA has denied an NGO petition to require increased reporting of asbestos under the TSCA chemical data reporting (CDR) rule."Source: ChemicalWatch, 01/04/2019
"The Trump administration is sitting on billions of dollars intended to help vulnerable cities and states prepare for extreme weather, prompting growing criticism from state officials worried about the next storm season."Source: Bloomberg, 01/04/2019
"The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold its first hearing under the chamber’s new Democratic majority on climate change."Source: The Hill, 01/04/2019
"House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown."Source: AP, 01/03/2019
"The Washington governor believes his focus on the environment will resonate with voters. But can he persuade enough Americans to pay attention to him?"Source: Atlantic, 01/03/2019
"Hours after taking office, Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an assault on environmental and Amazon protections with an executive order transferring the regulation and creation of new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which is controlled by the powerful agribusiness lobby."Source: Guardian, 01/03/2019
"David Bernhardt, the Interior Department’s No. 2 official and a former fossil fuel lobbyist, took over Wednesday as acting secretary after the resignation of scandal-plagued agency chief Ryan Zinke."Source: HuffPost, 01/03/2019
"Xcel is leading the pack, with a pledge to go 100% zero carbon by 2050. Other major electricity providers are trading coal for wind and solar sooner than planned. "Source: InsideClimate News, 01/03/2019
"The children fell ill, one by one, with cancers that few families in this suburban Indianapolis community had ever heard of. An avid swimmer struck down by glioblastoma, which grew a tumor in her brain. Four children with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Fifteen children with acute lymphocytic leukemia, including three cases diagnosed in the past year."Source: NY Times, 01/03/2019
"Almost a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were pure electric, a new world record as the country strives to end sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2025."Source: Reuters, 01/03/2019
"Alexandra Dunn was confirmed by the Senate Jan. 2 to lead the EPA’s chemicals office."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 01/03/2019
"ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A board of high-ranking Maryland officials on Wednesday rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia.
The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 against an easement for TransCanada’s pipeline. It would run under the Potomac River near Hancock, Maryland, and extend about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Columbia Gas’ network in Pennsylvania to Mountaineer Gas’ distribution system in West Virginia.Source: AP, 01/03/2019
"Add one more item to those “Out for 2019” lists : plastic straws. D.C. banned plastic straws in restaurants and other businesses effective Jan. 1, 2019, becoming the second major U.S. city to do so. Seattle made the change six months ago."Source: WAMU, 01/03/2019