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  1. Energy Dept: Perry flew charter plane on White House-requested trip

    10.06 / 23:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry flew a charter plane last week to tour a coal mine after the White House requested he take the trip, the Department of Energy (DOE) said late Friday.The Sept. 28 trip to the Jeddo Coal Co. near Hazleton, Pa., was the…
  2. Watchdog expands probe into EPA chief’s travel

    10.06 / 23:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) internal watchdog is expanding its investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel habits.The EPA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) said Friday that it will now examine Pruitt’s taxpa…
  3. Feds push back deadline for new Dakota Access review

    10.06 / 23:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    Federal lawyers said Friday that the government’s court-ordered environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline will be complete by next spring, not this year, as previously expected.In a court filing, the Army Corps of Engineers said it w…
  4. Perry: ‘There is no free market in the energy industry’

    10.06 / 23:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended his proposal for high payments to nuclear and coal plants Friday, hitting back at the idea that his new proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would disrupt a com…
  5. EPA moves to repeal Obama climate rule 'in its entirety'

    10.06 / 19:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    The Trump administration will soon propose repealing the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants, but won’t commit to replacing it with another regulation.A draft of the proposal obtained by The Hill on Friday asserts that und…
  6. EPA to argue Obama climate rule violates law: report

    10.06 / 19:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reportedly set to repeal the Obama administration’s landmark climate rule for power plants, arguing that it violates federal law.The EPA is planning to target the legality of the central tenant of t…
  7. Trump Cabinet members attended mining lobby meeting at Trump hotel: report

    10.06 / 19:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    Three members of President's Trump Cabinet attended the National Mining Association's board of directors meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Washington this week. The Washington Post reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, …
  8. Musk: Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico power grid

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk says that he believes he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with batteries and solar power. “The Tesla team has [built solar grids] for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability lim…
  9. FEMA takes down data on Puerto Rico access to water and electricity: report

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website has removed key statistics on Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria from its website, according to The Washington Post.FEMA removed information on Puerto Rico's access to c…
  10. Overnight Energy: Feds revisit sage grouse plan | Ex-lobbyist nominated for EPA No. 2 spot | House to vote on disaster r

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    INTERIOR TO REVIEW SAGE GROUSE PLAN: The Interior Department has begun the process of reconsidering and potentially revising a 2015 plan to protect the greater sage grouse, a Western bird that has seen its habitat dwindle.In a notice …
  11. Trump taps ex-lobbyist for EPA No. 2 job

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    President Trump is picking Andrew Wheeler, a former lobbyist and senior Republican congressional staffer, to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deputy administrator.The White House announced the nomination Thursday a…
  12. Trump administration to reconsider sage grouse conservation plans

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Environment
    The Interior Department has begun the process of reconsidering and potentially revising a 2015 plan to protect the greater sage grouse, a Western bird that has seen its habitat dwindle.The decision earned immediate criticism by those who charge…