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What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Federal authorities halted work on the massive Mountain Valley Pipeline this month after failing to follow protections.

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Study: Minnesota can meet climate goals through clean energy, electrification 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The latest study on how Minnesota can reach greenhouse gas reduction goals set back in 2007 shows renewable energy and a more connected grid can help de-carbonize the state's economy.
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A “Just Transition” From Coal: Stepping Up Efforts in a Difficult Battle 1.8.2018 Truthout.com
Just Transition Fund is trying to help communities and governments prep for closing plants.

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Scandal-plagued EPA administrator Pruitt resigns 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Methane Leaks From Oil and Gas 60 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates, New Study Finds 25.6.2018 Truthout.com
Environmental groups called for action from state-level regulators in response.

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Large methane leaks threaten perception of 'clean' natural gas 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study finds that oil and gas operations are leaking 60 percent more methane than previously reported by the federal government.
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EPA Staff Says Trump Administration Changing Agency Mission to Protect Industry 10.6.2018 Truthout.com
The EPA is facing an ongoing, broad-scale takeover by industries it regulates.

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The Energy 202: Wilbur Ross declined to endorse his own department's climate science findings 16.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Commerce Secretary did not defend the work of NOAA's climate scientists.
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The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week 4.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week
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Hydropower projects in the Balkans threaten Europe's last wild rivers 29.4.2018 Hindu: News
Hydropower projects in the Balkans are particularly damaging because water is diverted through pipelines, leaving empty channels where rivers used to be, and causing loss of fauna and erosion.
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Coal to solar 27.4.2018 BBC: Business
One Chinese firm has transformed a mining disaster area into the world's biggest floating solar farm.
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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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Sickened Coal Ash Cleanup Workers Seek Justice From Tennessee Valley Authority Contractor 17.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
At the same time the Trump administration is seeking to  roll back regulations  designed to protect people and the environment from toxic coal ash, hundreds of workers who cleaned up the nation's largest-ever coal ash spill and claim it sickened them are still waiting for their day in court. A team of attorneys  has filed lawsuits  in federal court on behalf of 53 dead and sick workers against Jacobs Engineering, a Fortune 500 government contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to clean up following the spill of over a billion gallons of coal ash from a holding pond at the federally-owned corporation's Kingston power plant in eastern Tennessee on Dec. 22, 2008. The spill inundated a nearby residential community and contaminated the Emory and Clinch rivers with coal ash, which is laden with  heavy metals ,  radioactive elements , and  other health-damaging contaminants . The disaster also spurred the federal regulations now targeted for rollback. After the USA Today Network-Tennessee ...
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Senate confirms a former coal lobbyist as Scott Pruitt’s second-in-command at EPA 13.4.2018 Washington Post
Andrew Wheeler would take over if the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled director leaves.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's troubles have no easy remedy 9.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's troubles have no easy remedy
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The Energy 202: Trump administration again targets California's environmental rules 3.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump administration again targets California's environmental rules
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's climate message is now official EPA guidance 29.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
EPA staffers were instructed to underscore the uncertainties about how human activity contributes to climate change.
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The Energy 202: Meet the government insiders quietly shaping Trump's energy and environment agenda 27.3.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Meet the government insiders quietly shaping Trump's energy and environment agenda
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