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DOE Oil Group Seeks Carbon Price, Tax Credits To Adopt CCUS ‘At Scale’

A group that advises the Energy Department (DOE) on petroleum policy, including companies across all facets of the oil sector, is for the first time calling for an eventual carbon price and a suite of other federal policies to deploy carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) technologies “at scale."

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EPA faces second suit over oil & gas smog limits

Two environmental groups are threatening suit over EPA’s alleged failure to reduce smog-forming pollution from oil and gas drilling in Colorado, California and Arizona.

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EPA plans February release of water reuse implementation plan

The final National Water Reuse Action Plan will focus on approximately 20 actions to encourage water reuse, a narrowing of the 46 possible actions in the draft plan, an agency official says.

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Study links fossil fuel companies to ocean acidification

Researchers with the Union of Concerned Scientists say the newly published study is the first to track how much any one fossil fuel company contributed to the problem and in what way.

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Groups, Ratepayers Seek CPUC Rehearing To Block New Fossil-Fired Power

California environmentalists and utility ratepayer representatives are seeking a rehearing by state energy regulators of a recent decision authorizing the procurement of new energy resources to ensure grid reliability in southern California, charging that the action fails to ensure that the power will not come from fossil fuels as intended.

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Climate Suit Backers See Differences With New York’s Failed Fraud Case

Supporters of a variety of novel climate change lawsuits are stressing the differences between their cases and New York’s failed securities fraud suit against oil giant ExxonMobil after a state trial court decisively rejected the Empire State’s case.

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Environmentalists detail early to-do list for next president

Among other steps, the groups want the next president to declare climate change to be a national emergency, set a “science-based” national greenhouse gas cap and significantly limit fossil fuel production.

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Democratic AGs tout actions opposing Trump environment rollbacks

In their efforts to challenge Trump rollbacks, state attorneys general are pointing to 28 “decided actions” to date in which they prevailed in all but one.

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Supreme Court declines to hear CWA 401 case

The decision likely bolsters a controversial Trump EPA effort to curtail states’ powers under the Clean Water Act.

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House Democrats Weigh Federalism Framework For Broad GHG Cuts

Top House Democrats are exploring a policy framework for achieving deep greenhouse gas cuts across the economy under which the federal government sets an enforceable goal for emission reductions while giving states discretion on how to reach that goal.

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