"U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration may allow the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol year-round, which could help farmers by firing up corn demand but faces opposition from Big Oil."
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- Source: Reuters, 04/13/2018
"New Jersey’s Democrat-led Legislature on Thursday passed a $300-million-a-year financial bailout for the state’s nuclear industry, one that could raise the bills of utility ratepayers by $41 a year if approved by Gov. Phil Murphy."Source: AP, 04/13/2018
"Wildfire smoke is bad for your lungs, but now scientists say it may be just as bad for your heart."Source: San Jose Mercury-News, 04/13/2018
"The residents of Baca, a small town on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, are like those of any other town in America. ...But the residents of Baca live without clean, running water in their homes."Source: Ms. Magazine, 04/13/2018
"The Interior Department reassigned 27 senior executives 'without a written plan or clear criteria, and without consulting the departmental leadership,' according to a department inspector general report released Wednesday."Source: CNN, 04/12/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hasn’t given congressional investigators all of the information they requested about Administrator Scott Pruitt’s official travel spending, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a letter on Wednesday."Source: The Hill, 04/12/2018
"At least two members appointed by Scott Pruitt to the EPA Science Advisory Board received industry funding for research that's bolstering agency efforts to roll back greenhouse gas rules for cars."Source: ClimateWire, 04/12/2018
"A blockbuster deal between Bayer and Monsanto appears to be moving ahead. On Monday, the US Department of Justice approved the German pharmaceutical and chemical group's bid to buy the US seed giant for more than $60 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. Bayer agreed to sell off additional assets to alleviate anti-trust concerns."Source: Business Insider, 04/12/2018
"Frustrated by President Trump's continued support for embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Senate Democrats are vowing an all-out floor fight against the man nominated to occupy the No. 2 slot at the agency."Source: E&E Daily, 04/12/2018
"When the Environmental Defense Fund told commercial space guru Tom Ingersoll that it wanted to launch a satellite to measure methane from oil and gas operations, he says his reaction was “Whoa! You guys want to do what?”Source: Washington Post, 04/12/2018
"Kinder Morgan Canada on Sunday suspended most work on a C$7.4 billion ($5.8 billion) oil pipeline expansion that has become the focus of protests, a move underscoring uncertainty over major energy projects in Canada."Source: Reuters, 04/12/2018
"The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass."Source: Washington Post, 04/12/2018
"The U.S. Senate has confirmed a former astronaut and petroleum geologist as the next director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Senate approved James F. Reilly by a voice vote on Monday to be the director, taking over from William Werkheiser, who has served as acting director since 2017."Source: EOS, 04/12/2018
"This unsung treaty limits pollutants that increase global warming or hurt human health. Its latest update—which adds black carbon—could be ratified this year."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/12/2018
"An internal assessment of threats aimed at Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, undercuts claims made by Mr. Pruitt’s security team to justify millions of dollars in security expenditures, according to an internal document obtained by a Senate Democrat."Source: NY Times, 04/11/2018