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April 22, 2019

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Gov. Inslee signs a clean-energy bill. The twist? A Republican sponsored it.

By Joseph O’Sullivan, Seattle Times  •    •  Posted 2019-04-22 06:06:32

Which sounds more plausible: an ultra-rare, hydrogen-powered car tooling around the state Capitol parking lot? Or a GOP senator from east of the Cascade Mountains successfully sponsoring a clean-energy bill? [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

Gov. Inslee signs a clean-energy bill. The twist? A Republican sponsored it.

By Joseph O’Sullivan, Seattle Times  •    •  Posted 2019-04-22 06:06:32

Which sounds more plausible: an ultra-rare, hydrogen-powered car tooling around the state Capitol parking lot? Or a GOP senator from east of the Cascade Mountains successfully sponsoring a clean-energy bill? [ read more … ]

Gov. Pritzker signs legislation allowing more wind energy production in Illinois

By KHQA  •    •  Posted 2019-04-22 06:06:52

Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 2988 Friday, clarifying current law around zoning standards for wind energy development across the state. The new law will create jobs, revitalize communities with new investment in rural areas — including tens of millions of dollars in annual payments directly to landowners and farmers and hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax payments to schools and local government bodies — and produce clean, renewable energy that will help Illinois work toward lowering its emissions. [ read more … ]

America’s business lobby shifting on climate change

By Amy Harder, Axios  •    •  Posted 2019-04-22 06:07:26

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is subtly shifting its position on climate change and growing vocal about the need to address it. Driving the news: The chamber recently updated its website with new language, including a statement stronger than anything the group has said before: “Inaction is not an option.” The group last week also released what it dubbed an energy and climate agenda, focused on clean-energy innovation. [ read more … ]

Environmentalists see victory with Green New Deal blitz

By Miranda Green, The Hill  •    •  Posted 2019-04-22 06:07:39

Environmentalists and lawmakers are praising a Democratic messaging blitz that they say has put the problem of global warming back at the forefront of the national conversation. Since Democrats took back control of the House, roughly 14 congressional hearings have been held on topics related to climate change, a striking change from the years when Republicans ran both chambers of Congress. [ read more … ]

Trump energy advisers key to Mueller investigation

Scott Waldman, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-04-22 06:07:57

When President Trump’s campaign was criticized for its lack of serious policy ideas in the winter of 2016, officials brought in energy advisers with ties to Russia. Those ties included one adviser who had worked with Russian intelligence officials and another whose interactions with foreign governments and claims about Hillary Clinton’s emails eventually kick-started an FBI investigation, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election. [ read more … ]

 

 

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