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House Democrats offer bill to reverse EPA, BLM methane rollbacks

The bill would codify the Obama EPA’s methane rules for new oil and gas equipment, while also reinstating Obama BLM methane limits for operations on federal land.

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EPA, NRC Craft MOU To Clarify Powers To Regulate Uranium Mining

EPA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) officials are discussing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would clarify the agencies' authorities to regulate uranium mining, signaling EPA may give further concessions to the NRC that could limit the agency's power to set groundwater protection standards for the sector.

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Quote-Unquote: House testimony on PFAS legislation

The testimony is aimed at helping lawmakers make the case for a series of bills addressing PFAS.

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House Appropriators Propose To Boost EPA's FY20 Funds By $672 Million

The House Appropriations Committee is floating increases to EPA funding in its fiscal year 2020 spending bill for the agency, laying out a plan that would reverse years of proposed and actual decreases in EPA funding and which sets up further negotiations with the GOP-controlled Senate and White House.

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Chamber Touts Shift Toward Climate Action But Skepticism Remains

Echoing congressional Republicans, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is trying to show that it wants to more directly respond to climate change, embracing low-carbon technologies even as it largely resists policies that would mandate greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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Rep. Kildee, Key Task Force Leader, Details Path For Advancing PFAS Bills

On the eve of a key legislative hearing, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), the Democratic co-chair of a bipartisan task force aimed at addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), is detailing the path he and other lawmakers plan to take to advance PFAS legislation in the House though their effort still likely faces a rocky path.

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Carper seeks five GAO studies on climate impacts

 The Democratic senator is urging the Government Accountability Office to prepare five studies examining how climate change threatens waste storage, energy infrastructure, chemical facilities and flood-related infrastructure.

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Democratic state AGs urge Congress to reject EPA budget cut

State officials including 18 attorneys general are calling on House and Senate leaders to reject the White House’s request for deep EPA budget cuts and instead maintain or boost its funding in fiscal year 2020.

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UARG Announces Plans To Dissolve Amid Ongoing House Investigation

The Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG), the power sector organization that often challenges EPA air rules, is dissolving after 40 more than years -- even as House Democrats are pledging to continue their investigation into the group over its ties to EPA air chief Bill Wehrum.

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Seeking Broad Support, Democrats Float CES To Achieve Utility Carbon Cuts

Supporters of the new clean energy standard (CES) proposal in Congress say it is a politically achievable roadmap for major power sector greenhouse gas cuts, and that the plan could get a political boost by building on numerous similar state programs and by including support for a broad suite of low-carbon technologies.

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