H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves First Ever Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Design

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its final safety evaluation of NuScale Power’s small modular nuclear reactor, approving the design.

Alabama Utility Regulators Allow Increase in Solar Panel Fees

The Alabama Public Service Commission dismissed a challenge by environmental groups to an existing fee charged by Alabama Power to ratepayers with rooftop solar panels for maintaining the infrastructure needed to manage the electricity they generate and take from the electrical grid.

MA Attorney General Deems Brookline Natural Gas Ban Illegal

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) struck down an ordinance banning new residences from installing gas infrastructure for heating and hot water in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

Nebraska County Zoning Board Places Moratorium on New Wind Farm Proposals

The Saline County (Nebraska) Planning and Zoning Board approved a four-month moratorium for new wind farm applications.

Florida Regulators Approve Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Tropical Diseases

Recently, the federal government and state regulators in Florida have approved the release of a strain of genetically modified mosquitos into the Florida Keys in an effort to fight mosquito borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fevers, malaria, and yellow fever.

Federal Government Approves Killing Protected Sea Lions to Save Endangered Salmon

A federal task force granted state fish and game agencies in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state the authority to kill hundreds of sea lions to save the struggling steelhead and salmon populations from extinction.

Trump Administration Modifies Methane Emission Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolled back rules imposed under the administration of President Barack Obama limiting regulating methane emissions from small small oil and gas producers.

Maine Supreme Court Declares Power Line Initiative Unconstitutional

Maine’s state Supreme Court has declared a ballot initiative to block a power line project running through Maine to Massachusetts, unconstitutional.

Trump Administration Cleans Up the Environment, Critics Carp from the Sidelines

Even as President Donald Trump kept his promise to roll back unnecessary regulations that hamper U.S. competitiveness and job creation, his administration demonstrated its commitment to cleaning up the environment and keeping statutory deadlines for making environmental decisions.

U.S. Energy Department Proposes Letting More Water Flow Through Shower Heads

The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed modifying restrictions on the amount of water that can flow through shower heads to allow for increased flow.

H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves First Ever Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Design

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its final safety evaluation of NuScale Power’s small modular nuclear reactor, approving the design.

Alabama Utility Regulators Allow Increase in Solar Panel Fees

The Alabama Public Service Commission dismissed a challenge by environmental groups to an existing fee charged by Alabama Power to ratepayers with rooftop solar panels for maintaining the infrastructure needed to manage the electricity they generate and take from the electrical grid.

MA Attorney General Deems Brookline Natural Gas Ban Illegal

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) struck down an ordinance banning new residences from installing gas infrastructure for heating and hot water in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

Nebraska County Zoning Board Places Moratorium on New Wind Farm Proposals

The Saline County (Nebraska) Planning and Zoning Board approved a four-month moratorium for new wind farm applications.

Florida Regulators Approve Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Tropical Diseases

Recently, the federal government and state regulators in Florida have approved the release of a strain of genetically modified mosquitos into the Florida Keys in an effort to fight mosquito borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fevers, malaria, and yellow fever.

Federal Government Approves Killing Protected Sea Lions to Save Endangered Salmon

A federal task force granted state fish and game agencies in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state the authority to kill hundreds of sea lions to save the struggling steelhead and salmon populations from extinction.

Trump Administration Modifies Methane Emission Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolled back rules imposed under the administration of President Barack Obama limiting regulating methane emissions from small small oil and gas producers.

Maine Supreme Court Declares Power Line Initiative Unconstitutional

Maine’s state Supreme Court has declared a ballot initiative to block a power line project running through Maine to Massachusetts, unconstitutional.

Trump Administration Cleans Up the Environment, Critics Carp from the Sidelines

Even as President Donald Trump kept his promise to roll back unnecessary regulations that hamper U.S. competitiveness and job creation, his administration demonstrated its commitment to cleaning up the environment and keeping statutory deadlines for making environmental decisions.

U.S. Energy Department Proposes Letting More Water Flow Through Shower Heads

The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed modifying restrictions on the amount of water that can flow through shower heads to allow for increased flow.