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 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...

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...

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.

States Suspending Plastic Bag Bans in Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Numerous cities and states which had imposed bans of plastic bags in recent years are suspending these policies in response to public health concerns raised about the safety of alternative...

U.S. BLM Washington Insiders Quit Rather than Accept Relocation to the Nation’s Heartland

More than half of the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Washington, D.C. staff have quit rather than accept transfers to Colorado and other western states to be...

U.S. EPA, DOT, Promote Safety by Reducing Mandated Future Fuel Economy Increases

The Trump administration finalized updates to the nation’s fuel economy standard on March 31, with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saying the new rule will...

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 Approves Economically and Environmentally Costly Nevada Solar Project

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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...

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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.

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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.

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U.S. BLM Washington Insiders Quit Rather than Accept Relocation to the Nation’s Heartland

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