House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on lands bills: H.R. 163, H.R. 361, H.R. 433, H.R. 706, H.R. 908, H.R. 930, H.R. 1025, and H.R. 1808. National Park Service Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Herbert C. Frost to testify.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, "Oversight of Army Corps of Engineers Water Management in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Systems." South Atlantic Division Commander Brigadier General Donald E. (Ed) Jackson, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy to testify.
House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on pending lands bills: H.R. 587, H.R. 1168, H.R. 1170, H.R. 1684, H.R. 2068, H.R. 2095, S. 130, S. 304, and S. 459.
A Florida man and his company will pay $2.25 million in criminal fines for EPA violations of illegal dredging and wetlands violation, a record wetlands fine for a Florida resident, Sunshine State News reports.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned huge swaths of wilderness has turned toward the mountain community of Idyllwild, leaving the town of artists, inns and outdoorsmen virtually empty in a summer tourist season when it's normally booming.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in suburban Washington are sweating through a punishing heat wave under orders to avoid long showers, turn off sprinklers and think twice about flushing the toilet.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — To spawn in Little Bear Creek's west fork, wild steelhead must run a hazardous, 500-mile gauntlet up the Columbia, Snake and Clearwater rivers from the Pacific Ocean that includes sea lions and anglers' lures.
House Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee hearing, "A Washington, DC-Based Bureaucratic Invention with Potential Water Conservation and Property Rights Impacts: The National Blueways Order."
After meeting with White House adviser John Podesta along with eight other Democratic senators, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota told reporters he believes the EPA will increase its biofuels blending targets when it sets final levels for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, Platts reports.
The Transportation Secretary is defending his department’s proposed rule to improve oil train safety – faced with environmentalists’ demands to pull old DOT-111 tank cars from service immediately, Anthony Foxx said on PBS that the transition away from them will take time given the percentage of them in service now, The Hill reports.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Board of Immigration Appeals last month in a complicated case where the statute in question was ambiguous, which may be a preview of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule to limit carbon emissions for power plants based on the Clean Air Act, E&E reports.
Russian oil giant Rosneft is working on a plan to reduce the impact of Western sanctions on its operations, CEO and sanctions target Igor Sechin said in a statement as the company reported a jump in pre-sanctions second quarter net income to $4.9 billion, Reuters reports.
The Office of Surface Mining has issued hundreds of environmental violations including cessation orders, while $2 million in unpaid penalties have piled up on coal mines in five states that are owned by billionaire James Justice, according to an investigation by E&E.
Instead of an expected slowdown, Texas 2013 oil production increased to a level near the record set in 1972, pushed by higher oil prices that climbed on international unrest, according to an industry analysis, FuelFix reports.
More utilities are joining Germany’s balancing market, where the government pays them to add or cut power to the grid within seconds to balance out surges and drops caused by increasing reliance on wind and solar energy, Bloomberg reports.
Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who’s challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a key election contest, said at the Heritage Foundation Thursday that even lawmakers from states that have imposed fracking bans voted in favor of his legislation to push LNG exports, The Hill reports.
Despite increasing violence in parts of Libya including the capital, a tanker has arrived in Brega and should leave next week bound for Genoa loaded with 750,000 barrels of crude, the port said on its Facebook page, according to The Wall Street Journal.