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."
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The Washington Post – The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to overhaul requirements for handling the toxic waste produced by burning coal.
Energy News Network – From new charges and restrictions to buy-all/sell-all models, Northeast states look to upend net metering.
Reuters – The plan would have boosted the renewable fuel blending obligation for the refining industry to 11.76 percent from 10.88 percent to offset volumes lost under the small refinery hardship waiver program.
Bloomberg – The natural gas industry is on a mission to prove it can keep up with the green energy industry, whose price reductions are starting to become a competitive threat to fossil fuels.
Bloomberg – The Trump administration’s plan to keep money-losing power plants open would save coal mining jobs but at the same time unleash more pollution that would cost lives, according to a new analysis.
Cleveland.com – The first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project has been recommended for approval on Lake Erie, with some restrictions.
Utility Dive – In a 3-2 decision that drew sharp dissent from two commissioners, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected both of PJM Interconnection's proposals to address failures in its capacity markets due to state subsidies supporting preferred generation resources.
The Roanoke Times – After coming to a brief halt, construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline is resuming piecemeal along its approximately 100-mile route through the New River and Roanoke valleys.
The Blade – A broad coalition of 75 industry, government, and military dignitaries has come out in support of President Trump’s plan to bail out the nation’s nuclear plants, agreeing that more premature closures pose a national security threat.
Reuters – The United States should help the natural gas industry push back against opposition by environmental groups to pipeline projects by adopting new regulations or laws that favor infrastructure, backers of the industry said at a conference this week.
Utility Dive – The third Republican commissioner on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission surprised the energy industry by announcing his imminent departure.