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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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...

Federal Judge Halts Keystone XL Pipeline Construction, Again

For the second time in three years, Judge Brian Morris of the United States District Court for Montana intervened to block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. In the current instance, Morris...

Trump Administration Delays Summer Season Fuel Switch

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is delaying the normally required shift to cleaner-burning summertime gasoline in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic having caused plummeting demand that has left...

U.S. EPA Maintains Current Soot Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will retain, without changes, standards for particulate matter pollution, more commonly known as soot. The agency says it made the decision after careful review of the...

Alphabet Unit Experiment Shows Promise in Reducing Disease Bearing Mosquitos

With government approval and oversight, the Debug Fresno project was begun by small start-up company, Mosquito Mate. VLS, a unit of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, took over the project, using its greater resources to expand the effort.

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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