Quartz – Moody’s Investor Service predicts that the US coal industry will continue a “sharp decline.” That is, unless carbon capture and storage (CCS) is deployed.
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Inside Climate News – With federal policies to control greenhouse gas emissions in limbo, more states are taking steps toward putting a price on carbon pollution.
Reuters – Alaska’s Republican senator said on Thursday she will ask Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove certain sensitive offshore areas of Alaska from his proposed strategy to increase oil and gas drilling in federal waters.
Huffington Post – “The risks of fracking to our health and to our environment are real,” state Attorney General Xavier Becerra says.
The Associated Press – The EPA said it was withdrawing the “once-in always-in” policy under the Clean Air Act, which dictated how major sources of hazardous air pollutants are regulated.
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The Washington Post / The Associated Press – Puerto Rico’s governor announced that he is moving to privatize the territory’s public power company after its slow, troubled recovery from Hurricane Maria.
The New York Times – While the tariffs were welcomed by the companies that sought them, economists warned the levies could drive up prices for consumers and hurt some American businesses.
Bloomberg – For a lesson in how liquefied natural gas is radically reshaping the global energy market, consider the tale of a ship heading to Boston.
Oil & Gas Journal – Representatives of the groups said that the suggested reforms are supported by more than 200 community groups representing affected communities nationwide.
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