Trump's 2 FERC nominees agree: Climate change is no hoax
Despite earlier apparent attempts to dodge the question, Neil Chatterjee, one of President Donald Trump's two nominees to fill empty seats on the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has acknowledged that climate change is real and at least partly a result of human activities.
Analysis: A closer look at Trump's Paris exit speech
President Donald Trump announced June 1 that he intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change, proclaiming it a "bad deal" that harms the country's economy, workers and job prospects. Many of Trump's statements and the evidence he offered to justify withdrawing from the international accord have been questioned, including a public rebuke from Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers who claim the president misused one of their studies.
Trump: US getting out of Paris climate accord but open to 'new deal'
President Donald Trump vowed June 1 to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change but said he is willing to renegotiate the country's commitments to the agreement or seek a "new deal." The president made the announcement from the White House rose garden, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and other administration officials in attendance.
Some states cheer EPA's ozone delay, Sierra Club mulls litigation
Several states are breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would push back the determination of which states are meeting the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards by a year.
Experts: Predictable parties working to meet Paris goals, but will it be enough?
As supporters of the Paris Agreement on climate change across the U.S. spoke out to show the world they are still committed to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, reaction was mixed from energy industry observers who saw mostly predictable parties ready to pledge allegiance to the global climate deal.
EPA delays decisions on 2015 ozone standards
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt extended the deadline for determining what areas of the country are in or out of attainment with the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, citing insufficient information.
Governors, cities and businesses promise leadership after Paris exit
President Donald Trump may have announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change, but over 1,200 governors, mayors, businesses, and college and university leaders sent an open letter to the United Nations on June 5 making this promise: "We are still in."
NRC members: Private interim storage could be licensed faster than Yucca
The Trump administration has revived hopes for a long-term nuclear waste storage repository at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada, but private interim storage sites may be faster to license, three Nuclear Regulatory Commission members said June 7.
House energy panel advances hydropower, FERC merger review bills
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced 11 energy infrastructure and efficiency bills June 7, as Congress and the Trump administration work to develop a broader package to spur infrastructure development.
Western lawmakers decry Trump proposal to spin off federal transmission assets
A group of 15 U.S. congressmen from Oregon and Washington urged the Trump administration not to pursue the sale of three federal power marketing administrations' transmission assets, saying the move would raise rates for consumers and threaten grid reliability for rural communities.
Pruitt defends Paris exit, refuses to opine on Trump's climate beliefs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said the president made a "courageous decision" to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, defending the Trump administration's controversial plan to pull out of the global pact.
Trade groups oppose Trump proposal to divest federal power transmission assets
Two organizations representing public power utilities and electric cooperatives are voicing strong opposition to President Donald Trump's proposal to sell the transmission assets of three federal power marketing administrations.