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US agencies revamp endangered species rules; TransAlta coal generators get boost

FERC chairman plans summit in Kentucky on 'future of American energy'

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee is organizing a bipartisan event planned for this fall in his home state of Kentucky focused on "the future of American energy."

US agencies revamp endangered species rules, resolve debate over frog habitat

In the name of easing regulatory burdens, the Trump administration has finalized sweeping changes to a 46-year-old law that saved a number of species such as bald eagles, humpback whales, grizzly bears and Florida manatees from the brink of extinction.

Coal ash delays help US EPA exceed savings goals under Trump's '2-for-1' order

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has far exceeded its deregulatory mandate under President Donald Trump's executive order requiring federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every one they create, according to a new internal watchdog report.

EPA proposes rule to keep states from blocking pipelines, energy projects

The EPA issued a proposed rule to help infrastructure developers overcome permitting hurdles in states such as New York, which has used its Clean Water Act authority to stop natural gas pipeline projects approved by the federal government.

United Nations says climate change threatens global food supply

Humankind is using land in an unsustainable way that, when combined with climate change, puts the world at risk of food instability, increasing food prices, worsening flooding, widening deserts and growing water scarcity, according to a landmark United Nations' report.

Groups call US EPA emissions proposal 'backdoor' run around national policy

Former EPA officials and environmental groups are accusing the Trump administration of attempting an end-run around a national policy governing the excessive release of air pollution at power plants and other industrial facilities, according to public comments submitted to the agency Aug. 5.

Analysis finds one-quarter of world's population exposed to extreme water stress

Nearly one-quarter of the world's population lives in countries with extremely high water stress levels due to withdrawing far more water annually for public consumption, agriculture, energy production and industrial purposes than nature is capable of replenishing, according to the World Resources Institute.

Growth in electric-fracking fleets stunted by tight producer budgets

Oilfield services companies are considering whether spending to convert legacy hydraulic-fracturing fleets to run on electricity makes good financial sense as producers slowly embrace the technology.

TransAlta coal generators get boost amid higher prices, fuel flexibility

Despite being slated for retirement or fuel transition over the coming years, TransAlta Corp.'s fleet of coal-fired power plants delivered higher profits in the second quarter than in the same period in 2018 as Alberta power prices rose and costs dropped.

FirstEnergy Solutions to accelerate deactivation of Pa. coal-fired plant

Bankrupt power provider FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. has decided to accelerate the deactivation of the Bruce Mansfield coal-fired plant in Beaver County, Pa., to Nov. 7.