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Biden Urges OPEC to Increase Its Oil Output to Offset Rising Prices

The Biden administration has asked the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to substantially increase oil production in and exports from its member states in an attempt to stem rapidly rising U.S. fuel prices.

Appeals Court Upholds Broad Federal Wetlands Jurisdiction

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the application of wetlands permitting requirements imposed under the 1972 Clean Water Act on property near Priest Lake, Idaho, owned by Mike and Chantell Sackett.

Maui Needs Federal Clean Water Act Permit For Groundwater Discharge, Rules Judge

United States District Judge Susan Oki Mollway has ruled Maui County, Hawaii, needs a 1972 Clean Water Act permit for its groundwater discharge of treated water from its wastewater treatment facility.

Senate Democrats Propose Requiring 80 Percent Carbon Dioxide Emission Free Electricity By 2030

A plan being developed by the Senate Democratic caucus would provide incentives for energy producers that meet clean energy goals, while penalizing those that do not meet a proposed 80 percent carbon dioxide emission free electrical generation rate by 2030.

North Dakota Sues the Biden Administration over Federal Oil and Gas Lease Suspension

North Dakota has filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration over the Department of Interior’s January nationwide suspension of oil and gas lease sales on federal lands.

Ohio Law Allows Counties to Limit or Ban Industrial Solar and Wind Projects

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 52 into law, allowing county commissioners to reject or place limits on the siting of specific wind or solar industrial developments.

Swiss Voters Reject Carbon Dioxide Restrictions Law and a Synthetic Pesticide Ban

In a referendum vote, Swiss voters rejected a new law meant to keep the nation on pace with Paris accord commitments.

Biden Administration Proposes Rescinding Trump-Era Endangered Species Reforms

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service announced they are rescinding or revising a number of regulatory reforms the agencies made under the Trump administration to the 1973 Endangered Species Act.

House Passes Bill to Mandate ESG Disclosures

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill backing the Securities and Exchange Commission's push to craft new rules requiring more comprehensive environmental, social, and governance disclosures

Despite Growing Numbers, the Biden Administration Seeks Endangered Listing for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Despite having a working voluntary conservation plan in place, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), under President Joe Biden, has proposed adding the lesser prairie chicken to endangered species list.

Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone writes from Dallas, Texas.

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