H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is the director of The Heartland Institute's Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
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D.C. Court of Appeals Reverses Dakota Access Pipeline Shutdown

A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issuing a stay on a district court order requiring the Dakota Access pipeline to be shut down and drained by August 6, allows the pipeline to continue operating during the appeals process.

U.S. Supreme Court Approves Trump Administration Clean Water Act Pipeline Rules, but Not for Keystone XL

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing most oil and gas pipeline projects approved under expedited procedures by the Trump administration to proceed.

Electric Vehicle Fees Increasing in California and Other States

Owners of electric and hybrid vehicles in a number of states will have to start paying new or increased registration fees in 2020.

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...

H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is the director of The Heartland Institute's Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

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