STAT – The FDA on Friday approved a landmark rare disease treatment — the first to rely on a Nobel-prize-winning technique known as RNA interference, which silences disease-causing genes.
Reuters – California and 18 other states said they would sue to stop a Trump administration proposal to weaken Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards.
InsideClimate News – FERC is considering revising how it approves natural gas pipeline projects. These states want it to focus more on costs to the environment and consumers.
Reuters – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting chief said the government will withdraw a decision to lift strict sales limits on remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks”.
Ars Technica – The chic, plant-based Impossible Burger that browns and “bleeds” like the real thing just got a little more possible.
Reuters – The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby like counting ethanol exports toward annual biofuels quotas.
Power – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has ordered the North American Electric Reliability Corp. to broaden its Critical Infrastructure Protection reliability standards to include mandatory reporting of cybersecurity incidents that could harm the bulk electric system.
StateScoop – After creating the Department of Innovation and Technology by executive order in 2016, Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill codifying its place in the state government.
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.