Senators Hopeful They Can Keep Rail Safety Bill On Track After E Palestine

"Three months after the devastating East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment, senators are optimistic they can pass a bipartisan rail safety bill to prevent similar disasters."

Source: The Hill, 05/04/2023

"They Pollute. You Pay (Literally)."

"How regular taxpayers are subsidizing the ultra-wealthy's use of climate-polluting private jets."

"Just 70 miles south of Pittsburgh in rural Farmington, Pennsylvania, there is a luxury resort called Nemacolin. Best known as the lavish location where ABC filmed The Bachelor during pandemic lockdowns, the 2,000-acre property hosts three hotels, seven eateries, a casino, two spas, and two golf courses. It also has a private airstrip for guests to land their jets.

Source: HEATED, 05/03/2023

"California Phases Out Diesel Trucks: What Happens Next?"

"In a move that will transform California’s economy and end diesel’s decades-long dominance in goods movement, the Air Resources Board today unanimously approved an ambitious, contentious mandate to shift big rigs and other trucks to zero-emissions."

Source: CalMatters, 05/01/2023

"EPA Allows Gasoline With Higher Ethanol Blend During Summer"

"Fuel stations throughout the country will be able to sell gasoline blended with 15% ethanol during the summer under an emergency waiver issued Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency in a move that could reduce prices at the pump and boost demand for the Midwest-based ethanol industry."

Source: AP, 05/01/2023

Flooding on Upper Mississippi River To Halt Barge Traffic For Weeks: USDA

"All barge traffic will be halted across a wide swath of the Upper Mississippi River for weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday, as record winter snowfall in the upper Midwest is now melting and flooding into waterways."

Source: Reuters, 04/28/2023

"GM Kills Another Electric Car. It’s Different This Time."

"For years now, the Chevrolet Bolt has held a unique slot in America’s auto fleet: an affordable little electric vehicle that proved Detroit could actually make such a thing. On Tuesday, the Bolt’s maker, General Motors Co., said that the last copies of the electric compact will roll off the production lines by the end of the year."

Source: E&E News, 04/27/2023

"Granholm Backs Mountain Valley Pipeline"

"The Biden administration has thrown its weight behind the Mountain Valley pipeline, a major natural gas project favored by West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and opposed by environmental advocates."

Source: E&E News, 04/25/2023


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