Laws & Regulations

"Bill To Shield Some Louisiana Environment Violations Fails"

"A proposal pushed by Louisiana’s oil and gas industry to let refineries and other industrial plants keep some environmental violations secret fell a handful of votes short of House passage Thursday, amid fierce opposition that it could hide the impacts of the state’s petrochemical industry."

Source: AP, 05/17/2019

"Air Pollution: Emails Link Flip-Flop On Illinois Smog To Pruitt Deputy"

"The director of Illinois' environmental agency abruptly reversed positions last year on a key air quality compliance recommendation after being contacted by Clint Woods, the deputy head of EPA's air office, according to public records cited in federal court litigation."

Source: Greenwire, 05/17/2019

New York Rejects Pipeline in Fierce Battle Over State’s Energy Future

"In a major victory for environmental activists, New York regulators on Wednesday rejected the construction of a heavily disputed, nearly $1 billion natural gas pipeline, even as business leaders and energy companies warned that the decision could devastate the state’s economy and bring a gas moratorium to New York City and Long Island."

Source: NY Times, 05/16/2019

"Warren Unveils Bill To Protect U.S. Military From Climate Change"

"Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future climate change damage and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at certain bases in a little over 10 years."

Source: Reuters, 05/16/2019


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