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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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Federal Judge Makes Rare Ruling to Drain Operating Oil Pipeline and Require Further Environmental Reviews

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg vacated a permit issued in 2017 which allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed and begin operating.

Ballooning Costs from Lawsuits Lead Companies to Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, two of the largest utilities in the United States, announced they were cancelling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that had been in various stages of development for six years.

Climate Change Weekly: Climate Alarmism Versus the Scientific Method

Albert Einstein once said, “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” To verify a hypothesis, there must be a test by which it can be proved false.

Minnesota Sues Chemical, Energy Companies, Claiming Climate Change Fraud

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued ExxonMobil Corp., Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute, claiming they deceived consumers for decades about the causes and consequences of supposed human caused climate change.

Trump Administration Finalizes Rules for Shipping Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail

The Trump Administration finalized regulations to allow liquefied natural gas to be shipped across country by rail for the first time ever without the need for special permits.

Florida Court Tosses Youth Climate Lawsuit

In another in a string of defeats in lawsuits in which youth plaintiffs are attempting to force governments to take action to fight climate change, Florida circuit court Judge Kevin Carroll dismissed a lawsuit brought eight Florida youths against Gov. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules U.S. Forest Service Can Approve Pipeline Under National Trail

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal appeals court ruling that held the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lacked the authority to allow a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross...

Federal Appeals Court Rules Cities’ Climate Lawsuit Belongs in California State Court

A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a U.S. District Court’s June 2018 ruling dismissing climate change lawsuits brought by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco against five oil companies, potentially putting the case back in California state court.

Trump Administration Approves Economically and Environmentally Costly Nevada Solar Project

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has approved the largest solar installation in U.S. history, a 690-megawatt project to be constructed on federal land approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada. The...

Trump Administration Backs Aquaculture Expansion

As part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to get the economy restarted, Trump issued an executive order (EO) directing federal agencies to develop plans to boost domestic seafood production, in part by...

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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Federal Judge Makes Rare Ruling to Drain Operating Oil Pipeline and Require Further Environmental Reviews

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg vacated a permit issued in 2017 which allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed and begin operating.

Ballooning Costs from Lawsuits Lead Companies to Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, two of the largest utilities in the United States, announced they were cancelling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that had been in various stages of development for six years.

Climate Change Weekly: Climate Alarmism Versus the Scientific Method

Albert Einstein once said, “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” To verify a hypothesis, there must be a test by which it can be proved false.

Minnesota Sues Chemical, Energy Companies, Claiming Climate Change Fraud

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued ExxonMobil Corp., Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute, claiming they deceived consumers for decades about the causes and consequences of supposed human caused climate change.

Trump Administration Finalizes Rules for Shipping Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail

The Trump Administration finalized regulations to allow liquefied natural gas to be shipped across country by rail for the first time ever without the need for special permits.

Florida Court Tosses Youth Climate Lawsuit

In another in a string of defeats in lawsuits in which youth plaintiffs are attempting to force governments to take action to fight climate change, Florida circuit court Judge Kevin Carroll dismissed a lawsuit brought eight Florida youths against Gov. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules U.S. Forest Service Can Approve Pipeline Under National Trail

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal appeals court ruling that held the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lacked the authority to allow a permit...

Federal Appeals Court Rules Cities’ Climate Lawsuit Belongs in California State Court

A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a U.S. District Court’s June 2018 ruling dismissing climate change lawsuits brought by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco against five oil companies, potentially putting the case back in California state court.

Trump Administration Approves Economically and Environmentally Costly Nevada Solar Project

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has approved the largest solar installation in U.S. history, a 690-megawatt project to be constructed on federal land...

Trump Administration Backs Aquaculture Expansion

As part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to get the economy restarted, Trump issued an executive order (EO) directing federal agencies to develop plans...