Congress is in a holding pattern on rewriting the renewable fuels mandate, as an Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut the quota has curbed unease about the program, a lawmaker involved in the negotiations said.
Legislation for U.S. disposal of nuclear waste must provide for storage at Yucca Mountain, the head of a House panel overseeing environmental issues said, renewing the debate over the abandoned Nevada site.
Bloomberg BNA —House and Senate Republicans tell Bloomberg BNA they intend to make the Environmental Protection Agency's newly proposed power plant carbon dioxide standards a key issue in the fall 2014 midterm elections.
A federal court put a gridlocked U.S. Congress, already wrestling with shrinking budgets, back in the debate over Yucca Mountain, the multibillion dollar nuclear waste site abandoned by the Obama administration.
A proposed requirement that U.S. nuclear-power plants add $20 million devices to prevent radiation leaks, one of the costliest recommendations stemming from meltdowns in Japan two years ago, has attracted a flurry of last-minute lobbying.
Republican lawmakers in Illinois asked a federal three-judge panel to block implementation of a new Democrat-drawn electoral map they say hurts Latino voters while eliminating one of the state’s 19 U.S. congressional districts.