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Federal Regulators Approve Construction Restart on the Mountain Valley Pipeline

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given Mountain Valley Pipeline permission to resume construction on parts of its pipeline running through West Virginia to Virginia.

U.S. District Court Declares Obama Era Methane Rule Unlawful

The chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, struck down a regulation to limit methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal lands imposed by the Bureau of Land Management in 2016.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Directs Agencies to Make the State Carbon-Dioxide-Neutral

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued and Executive Order directing state agencies to enact policies and programs which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state 28 percent below 1990 levels by 2025, and make the state carbon-dioxide-neutral by 2050.

California Governor Bans the Sale of Cars and Trucks with Internal Combustion Engines after 2035

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order banning the sale of gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in 2035.

Federal Energy Regulators Grant New Advantages to Distributed Power Generation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission imposed a rule which will allow aggregated distributed energy resources to participate in the various regional wholesale electric power markets.

Vermont House Overrides Gov. Phil Scott’s Veto of Climate Legislation

The Vermont House voted to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) that would legally require the state to meet carbon dioxide emission reduction targets in the coming years.

Ohio Regulators Remove Bird Protections Placed on Lake Erie Wind Farm

Bowing to political pressure, the Ohio Power Siting Board removed seasonal restrictions it had put in place in May on the nighttime operation of a proposed offshore industrial wind facility.

California’s Power Struggles Continue as Wildfires Reduce Solar Power Output

Smoke from California’s multiple wildfires added to the state’s electric power woes, reducing the amount of electricity generated by solar cells across the state, demonstrating the continued criticality of fossil fuels for reliable electric power generation.

President Trump Extends Offshore Drilling Moratorium off the Coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina

President Donald Trump extended a moratorium on offshore drilling in federal waters off Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

Kansas Approves Night Hunting of Booming Coyote Population

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism voted to modify state regulations in order to allow licensed hunters to use artificial light, night vision, and thermal-imaging equipment when hunting coyotes at night beginning in 2021.

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 Regulators Approve Construction Restart on the Mountain Valley Pipeline

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given Mountain Valley Pipeline permission to resume construction on parts of its pipeline running through West Virginia to Virginia.

U.S. District Court Declares Obama Era Methane Rule Unlawful

The chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, struck down a regulation to limit methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal lands imposed by the Bureau of Land Management in 2016.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Directs Agencies to Make the State Carbon-Dioxide-Neutral

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued and Executive Order directing state agencies to enact policies and programs which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state 28 percent below 1990 levels by 2025, and make the state carbon-dioxide-neutral by 2050.

California Governor Bans the Sale of Cars and Trucks with Internal Combustion Engines after 2035

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order banning the sale of gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in 2035.

Federal Energy Regulators Grant New Advantages to Distributed Power Generation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission imposed a rule which will allow aggregated distributed energy resources to participate in the various regional wholesale electric power markets.

Vermont House Overrides Gov. Phil Scott’s Veto of Climate Legislation

The Vermont House voted to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) that would legally require the state to meet carbon dioxide emission reduction targets in the coming years.

Ohio Regulators Remove Bird Protections Placed on Lake Erie Wind Farm

Bowing to political pressure, the Ohio Power Siting Board removed seasonal restrictions it had put in place in May on the nighttime operation of a proposed offshore industrial wind facility.

California’s Power Struggles Continue as Wildfires Reduce Solar Power Output

Smoke from California’s multiple wildfires added to the state’s electric power woes, reducing the amount of electricity generated by solar cells across the state, demonstrating the continued criticality of fossil fuels for reliable electric power generation.

President Trump Extends Offshore Drilling Moratorium off the Coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina

President Donald Trump extended a moratorium on offshore drilling in federal waters off Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

Kansas Approves Night Hunting of Booming Coyote Population

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism voted to modify state regulations in order to allow licensed hunters to use artificial light, night vision, and thermal-imaging equipment when hunting coyotes at night beginning in 2021.