Lobbyists Swarm Congress Over Carbon Rules Resolutions

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By Anthony Adragna Jan. 25 – Despite the low odds of gaining enough votes to block President Barack Obama’s signature environmental regulations, more than 40 groups reported lobbying Congress during the fourth quarter of 2015 on the Congressional Review Act resolutions to kill the rules. Organizations ranging from large coal companies like Arch Coal Inc.
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Ohio has yet to write rules for fracking industry

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In June 2014, the state published a list of 20 rules it was working on to govern Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry. The rules were intended to cover serious environmental, financial and health issues, including recycling fracking waste, tracking wastewater pulled from wells developed with the hydraulic fracturing process and establishing a timetable for companies to report well leaks.


Bid to mine more coal on U.S. federal lands tests Obama’s green agenda

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WASHINGTON President Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to better manage fossil fuel development will face a test within days, when federal officials rule on whether to open public lands containing more than 600 million tons of coal to more mining. Interior Department officials are due to decide Jan.



Meet the biggest energy efficiency rule the U.S. has ever released

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They dribble out regularly – Energy Department rules or “standards” that require ever improving levels of energy efficiency for dishwashers, refrigerators, and much more. On Thursday, though, the Department dumped what it is describing as the “largest energy-saving standard in history” and one that “will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date” – a standard governing commercial air conditioners and furnaces.

Exporting Denial During the Paris Climate Talks

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We’re now in the final month of what will be the hottest year ever measured on our planet. We’ve watched wildfire scorch nine million American acres. Around the world flood and drought are wreaking unprecedented havoc. The only place where it seems to be business as usual is Capitol Hill.