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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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Trump Administration Issues Impact Statement Clarifying Migratory Bird Protections

Taking a step toward providing clarity to when entities have illegally “taken” protected migratory birds, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its final environmental impact statement for proposed changes to regulations governing the killing of migratory birds.

Whitehouse’s Call for a Climate Inquisition Undermines Scientific Research

Many progressive Democrats, and their lapdogs in the mainstream media, have long been calling for a climate inquisition: prosecution, fines, imprisonment, and reeducation camps for economists, scientists, and political analysts whose research has led them to question whether humans are causing a climate catastrophe or that big government must impose harsh restrictions on the public in order to prevent it.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Bi-Partisan Oil and Gas Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently vetoed bipartisan legislation designed direct the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to differentiate between shallow, conventional, oil and gas wells from deep, unconventional wells when setting regulations.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Minnesota Regulators Grant Final Permits for Pipeline Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted one of the last remaining permits needed for Enbridge Energy to build its long-planned Line 3 replacement oil pipeline.

Colorado Regulators Finalize New Oil and Gas Restrictions

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has finalized new rules limiting oil and gas operations in the state.

California Court Rules State Endangered Species Act Doesn’t Cover Insects

California’s Superior Court has ruled the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) does not cover insects and that bees cannot be classified as fish, overturning a determination by the state’s Fish and Game Commission.

U.S. Banking Regulator Proposes “Fair Access” Rule

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has proposed a rule aimed at ensuring fair access to banking services provided by national banks, federal savings associations, and agencies of foreign bank organizations.

President Donald Trump Replaces Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman

President Donald Trump replaced Neil Chatterjee, the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with James Danly, another Republican commissioner.

Illinois Regulators Approve Dakota Access Pipeline Oil Capacity Expansion

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved a proposal for the Dakota Access Pipeline to double its capacity from 570,000 bpd to 1.1 million barrels per day.

Minnesota Regulatory Agencies Approve Enbridge Replacement Oil Pipeline

Two Minnesota regulatory agencies approved environmental permits for a replacement oil pipeline across the northern part of the state.

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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Trump Administration Issues Impact Statement Clarifying Migratory Bird Protections

Taking a step toward providing clarity to when entities have illegally “taken” protected migratory birds, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its final environmental impact statement for proposed changes to regulations governing the killing of migratory birds.

Whitehouse’s Call for a Climate Inquisition Undermines Scientific Research

Many progressive Democrats, and their lapdogs in the mainstream media, have long been calling for a climate inquisition: prosecution, fines, imprisonment, and reeducation camps for economists, scientists, and political analysts whose research has led them to question whether humans are causing a climate catastrophe or that big government must impose harsh restrictions on the public in order to prevent it.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Bi-Partisan Oil and Gas Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently vetoed bipartisan legislation designed direct the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to differentiate between shallow, conventional, oil and gas wells from deep, unconventional wells when setting regulations.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Minnesota Regulators Grant Final Permits for Pipeline Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted one of the last remaining permits needed for Enbridge Energy to build its long-planned Line 3 replacement oil pipeline.

Colorado Regulators Finalize New Oil and Gas Restrictions

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has finalized new rules limiting oil and gas operations in the state.

California Court Rules State Endangered Species Act Doesn’t Cover Insects

California’s Superior Court has ruled the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) does not cover insects and that bees cannot be classified as fish, overturning a determination by the state’s Fish and Game Commission.

U.S. Banking Regulator Proposes “Fair Access” Rule

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has proposed a rule aimed at ensuring fair access to banking services provided by national banks, federal savings associations, and agencies of foreign bank organizations.

President Donald Trump Replaces Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman

President Donald Trump replaced Neil Chatterjee, the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with James Danly, another Republican commissioner.

Illinois Regulators Approve Dakota Access Pipeline Oil Capacity Expansion

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved a proposal for the Dakota Access Pipeline to double its capacity from 570,000 bpd to 1.1 million barrels per day.

Minnesota Regulatory Agencies Approve Enbridge Replacement Oil Pipeline

Two Minnesota regulatory agencies approved environmental permits for a replacement oil pipeline across the northern part of the state.