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"We have to do both," Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., said about addressing climate change while protecting worker rights.

Unions rebut claims green jobs will be worse for workers

The administration will be urging AmeriCorps to make some of its education awards available to Climate Corps members.

Biden takes executive action to launch Climate Corps

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Wednesday that the lease-sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was seriously flawed.

Biden administration cancels leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

President Joe Biden is marking the anniversary of the Aug. 16, 2022, enactment of his climate, tax and health bill. He spoke Tuesday at Ingeteam Inc., an electrical equipment manufacturer, in Milwaukee.

As Biden celebrates climate funding, Republicans eye the money

Maya Tilousi, member of the Hopi Tribe, Havasupai Tribe of Grand Canyon and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, shakes hands with President Joe Biden at Red Butte Airfield in Arizona on Tuesday. Biden put the brakes on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon by giving an area of nearly 1 million acres national monument status.

Biden designates national monument for lands near Grand Canyon

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., returned to the issue of transmission sitings at a hearing last week.

Congress faces permitting issues unresolved by debt ceiling law

John Kerry, right, the special envoy for climate change, would see his office eliminated in the House's draft fiscal 2024 State-Foreign Operations spending bill.

Spending bill targets Kerry’s office, global climate spending

Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., introduced legislation to rescind money in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, calling it a slush fund.

EPA announces grant competition to fund residential solar

Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, speaks during the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on his legislation on June 15.

House Republicans aim to block a BLM land management proposal

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., said the bill wouldn't prevent the Consumer Product Safety Commission from doing research or from agreeing on voluntary standards with the industry.

House returns to gas stoves, passing bill to block federal ban

Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., said the easing of environmental law 'is all about unlocking America's resources.'

Debt measure alters environmental law, but less than GOP hoped

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan said he was “deeply disappointed that the court is taking away the EPA’s ability that has been standing for 50 years.”

Supreme Court ruling will force changes to ‘waters of US’ rule

From left, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Tom Carper, D-Del., conduct a news conference after the Senate luncheons in the Capitol on March 7.

Carper retirement sets up committee leadership shuffle

Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., have both offered permitting overhaul bills.

Permitting overhaul: Before or after debt ceiling talks?

White House adviser John Podesta described administration priorities for an overhaul of the federal permitting system during an event at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

White House outlines goals for permitting legislation

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., one of the leaders of the inquiry while chairing the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment, passed its work to Senate Budget Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who had previously talked with Khanna about examining the oil companies' climate comments.

Democrats still aim to probe oil giants’ climate-change knowledge

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., said he hopes the regulation considers the "terrible social cost of carbon emissions."

As EPA readies climate rule, Obama and Trump eras linger

The court case stemmed from protections for the Canada lynx.

Legislation would ease impact of Endangered Species Act ruling

House Natural Resources ranking member Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., says he worries that calls for a faster permitting system may mean that the lands near the Grand Canyon will once again be under consideration for mining.

Protection sought for uranium-rich land near Grand Canyon

"This is what we mean when we say that tackling the climate crisis is about creating opportunity," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.

To boost EVs, EPA proposes stricter vehicle emissions standards

The EPA’s “good neighbor” plan aims to reduce cross-state smog pollution from power plants and other industrial sources by requiring the use of emissions reduction technologies.

Republicans question EPA ‘good neighbor’ rule

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is making the rounds to defend the Biden administration's budget request.

GOP House appropriators say Interior must ‘do more with less’

Part of a filtration system designed to filter out PFAS substances from drinking water at a facility in Horsham, Pa.

Utilities see new costs in proposed PFAS water rule

Emissions that cross state lines and cause smog are targeted by the new rule.

EPA finalizes cross-state smog plan over Manchin’s objection

Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, chairman of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, said the Biden administration is "out of touch" and that in his role he remains "committed to crafting a responsible budget that successfully meets America's needs and contributes to the long-term health of our economy."

Republicans greet call for expanded EPA staffing with skepticism

Rep. Bruce Westerman leads a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Feb. 28.

Westerman sees bipartisan path for permitting overhaul

Rep. Pete Stauber says the current permitting landscape is “abused by keep-it-in-the-ground activists who oppose mining solely on ideological grounds.”

Republicans see conflict in Biden push for critical minerals

From left, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., hold a news conference in the Capitol on gas prices on May 18, 2022.

Despite criticism, Biden hasn’t slowed energy production

A law passed last year gives the EPA more money to monitor methane emissions. Flared natural gas is seen burning off at the Deadwood natural gas plant at Garden City, Texas, in 2015.

Biden must count on agencies for environmental agenda

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert referred to the gun ban as an “anti-member safety amendment.”

A ‘most partisan’ committee drops its gun ban

A fishing boat captian navigates past the canneries and fish-processing plants along the Naknek River on the way to fish the waters of Bristol Bay.

EPA blocks mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed

The impact of a severe drought can be seen in the Lake Mead behind the  Hoover Dam.

Colorado River states still fractured over water cuts

"This bill is about restoring America’s energy security,” said its sponsor, House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

House passes bill tying oil reserve sales to federal leasing

Outdoor enthusiasts travel by canoe through several of the hundreds of fresh water lakes that make up the Boundary Waters.

Biden administration issues Boundary Waters mining moratorium

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said the bill would “impose unnecessary, unhelpful restrictions on when the SPR can be used to help provide supply.”

House GOP aims to tie oil reserve sales to public land drilling

House Energy and Commerce Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced the measure to prohibit the sale of any petroleum products from the SPR to “any entity that is under the ownership, control, or influence of the Chinese Communist Party.”

House passes bill limiting oil reserve sales to China

An industry group said research on gas range emissions did not take real-life factors into account.

After backlash, safety commission says gas stove ban unlikely

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said the new Congress is unlikely to pass a permitting overhaul.

Manchin’s permit overhaul falls short again

“We’re not talking about gutting environmental laws, we’re talking about making the environmental laws work so that we can actually protect the environment and we can have a strong and vibrant economy all at the same time,” Rep. Bruce Westerman says. 

Westerman won’t be ‘boxed in’ by climate at Natural Resources

The most pressing threat to the survival of the rare Tiehm's buckwheat is mining, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How a rare plant species could hinder a proposed lithium mine

Environmental activists rallied in front of the White House to mark the close of the 90-day public comment period on the Department of Interior’s proposed Five Year Plan for offshore oil and gas drilling on Thursday.

Interior moves forward with oil and gas drill site leasing

Jaime Sigaran of American Rivers and his sister Bethsaida attend a rally to call for protection of the Clean Water Act outside the Supreme Court on Monday.

Justices question test for determining protected wetlands

The Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether bodies of water like swamps or bogs are within federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.

Supreme Court to hear case on EPA’s Clean Water Act authority

Republicans often view a permitting overhaul as a way to cut through environmental reviews, while Democrats think of it as a way to speed low-carbon power projects and decouple from fossil fuels. Above, high-voltage electricity transmission towers and lines in Texas.

With Manchin’s bill aside, other permitting proposals await

Electric power lines are pictured on Aquasco Farm Road in Prince George's County, Md.

Permitting overhaul puts usual allies in opposing camps

Sn. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., holds a news conference on energy permitting reform in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Manchin permitting bill faces difficult path forward

Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., released the long-awaited text of his federal permitting overhaul proposal.

Manchin unveils permitting proposal as battle lines harden

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., left, and ranking member John Barrasso, R-Wyo., have pointed to the Canadian energy permitting system as something to emulate.

US mining advocates look north and like what they see

“I feel a deep obligation to use my platform to ensure that our public lands and waters are accessible and welcoming,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Thursday.

Interior Department renaming sites containing Native slur

Plenty of electric-vehicle chargers are being installed in the U.S. But there is a shortage of critical minerals for EV batteries.

EV tax credit may be out of reach for most consumers