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Trump opens Atlantic sanctuary to commercial fishing

06 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will open up a 5,000 square mile conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England to commercial fishing.

U.S. EPA proposes changes to how clean air rules are written

05 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released on Thursday a proposed overhaul of how major clean air rules are written by changing the cost-benefit analysis process, a move that would affect the stringency of future regulations.

Massachusetts directs agency to study phase-out of natural gas

05 Jun 2020

Massachusetts' top attorney asked the state's public utilities regulator on Thursday to probe the future of the natural gas industry as the state moves away from burning fossil fuels because they contribute to climate change.

Trump gives U.S. agencies power to fast-track big infrastructure projects

05 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that gives federal agencies emergency powers to fast-track major energy and other infrastructure projects by overriding environmental permitting requirements.

Massachusetts directs agency to study phase-out of natural gas

05 Jun 2020

June 4 Massachusetts' top attorney asked the state's public utilities regulator on Thursday to probe the future of the natural gas industry as the state moves away from burning fossil fuels because they contribute to climate change.

U.S. EPA proposes changes to how clean air rules are written

04 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 4 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will release on Thursday a proposed overhaul of how costs and benefits factored in its major clean air rule-makings, a move that would affect the stringency of future regulations.

In rare bipartisan bill, U.S. senators tackle climate change via agriculture

04 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. senators on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill that would direct the Agriculture Department to help farmers, ranchers and landowners use carbon dioxide-absorbing practices to generate carbon credits, a rare collaboration on climate change.

U.S. EPA moves to curb state powers to deny permits for energy projects

02 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed on Monday a rule limiting state powers to block energy infrastructure projects, setting up a fight with some Democratic governors who say Washington is stripping their ability to protect their states' interests and combat climate change.

U.S. EPA moves to curb state powers to deny permits for energy projects

01 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler will sign a rule on Monday that would limit state powers to block pipelines, coal terminals and other energy infrastructure projects, according to two people familiar with the process.

U.N. delays crucial climate summit for a year, cites pandemic

29 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year, officials said on Thursday.

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