Biden scraps Trump plan to weaken environmental rules to build renewables in California

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A wind farm, part of the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm, is pictured in Tehachapi By Nichola Groom (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Wednesday said it would scrap a Trump-era proposal to weaken environmental protections for millions of acres of California desert to ease development of wind and solar energy projects. […]

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Environmental groups appeal Illinois order allowing Dakota pipeline expansion

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Environmental groups are appealing a decision made last month by Illinois regulators to allow the expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL), according to documents filed with the state on Friday. The Illinois Commerce Commission last month voted to approve an application to roughly double the capacity […]

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Coal baron Murray, a Trump ally who fought environmental regulation, dead at 80

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Robert Murray, founder and CEO of Murray Energy greets coal miners at the EPA hearing in Charleston 2/2 (Reuters) – U.S. coal baron Robert Murray, an ally of President Donald Trump and a leading industry voice who called global warming a hoax, died on Sunday at age 80, U.S. media […]

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Trump to revamp environmental law in bid to fast track pipelines, roads

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is expected to announce his final plans to expedite permitting for major infrastructure like oil pipelines and road expansions in Atlanta on Wednesday, a […]

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