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.

A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

Newly prominent climate realist Michael Shellenberger had a few road bumps on the way to his current reality check.

Michigan Court OKs Enbridge Pipeline Construction, Rules Process Constitutional

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the construction of a replacement Enbridge oil pipeline tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.

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.

Heartland Institute Submits Coalition Letter Supporting FERC Management of Net Metering

Fourteen research institute’s joined The Heartland Institute in filing a public comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of a petition filed with the agency by the New England Ratepayers Association to end the ability of states to pass the costs of roof top solar panel installations on to ratepayers in general.

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...

USDA Finalizes Rule Deregulating Some Biotech Crop Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a final rule to exempt some genetically edited plants from government oversight, in part, by allowing automatic approval of variations of previously approved genetically modified crops.

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.

California Gov. Newsom Proposes Cutting Climate Spending to Help Plug Budget Gap

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed cancelling billions of dollars in climate spending to help close the financial gap created by the COVID-19 crisis.

Partners in Liberty: The Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation pursues energy and environmental policies that open access to markets, reduces costly, ineffective regulatory barriers, and gets the government out of energy markets and off private property.

Proposed Vermont Amendment Would Guarantee Right to ‘Clean Environment’

Vermont legislators are considering a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that would guarantee its residents the “right to a clean environment.”

New Federal Rules Increase Electric Supply Competition in New York

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a suite of orders imposing minimum bid prices on subsidized renewable energy resources in the New...

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...

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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.