The Conversation – Approximately 3 million miles of pipelines move crude oil, natural gas and other hazardous liquids across the U.S. Roughly half of the crude oil pipelines operating today are at least 50 years old.
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The Washington Post – Environmentalists called the decision a major blow against the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, which is being built from West Virginia though the rugged terrain of far Southwest Virginia.
The New York Times – Hoover Dam helped transform the American West. Now it is the focus of a new challenge: turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future.
Bloomberg – The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions -- including its mandate for electric-car sales -- in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards.
Science – President Donald Trump’s administration wants a lawyer and energy investor to take over the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in Washington, D.C.
Cleveland.com / The Plain Dealer – Lingering fears about the impact of a Lake Erie wind farm on birds and bats appears to be the only remaining hurdle to building the first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project.
The Vindicator – An energy policy proposed by the Trump administration could derail plans for new natural gas plants and send companies running from Ohio.
Houston Chronicle – The American Petroleum Institute, the industry's largest lobbying group, said that it was disappointed in the White House's decision to deny an exemption request for tariffs "on imported steel used in certain parts of oil and natural gas industry operations."
The Washington Post – The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to overhaul requirements for handling the toxic waste produced by burning coal.