Crypto industry finds itself in the thick of local fights over greenhouse gas emissions

Jul 1, 2022
New York's denial of a power plant permit highlights what's at stake for the crypto industry and communities fighting to meet climate goals.
Thursday, New York state officials decided not to renew an air permit for a cryptocurrency mining facility citing emission-reduction goals. Above, a workers install a row of bitcoin mining machines in Texas.
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The Supreme Court’s EPA ruling has big implications

Beyond the Environmental Protection Agency, the ruling could limit the power of other federal agencies.
The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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Why you should care about a Supreme Court decision on the "administrative state"

Executive agencies implement laws passed by Congress. The conservative legal movement seeks to limit their power.
The court might rule this week on a case involving the Environmental Protection Agency that’s part on an ongoing legal debate about the powers of the executive branch.
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Stepping up the technology to find methane leaks

Nov 2, 2021
The EPA has proposed new limits on methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities, which already leak more than the agency estimates.
The Environmental Protection Agency is calling for oil and gas companies to find and fix leaks of the greenhouse gas methane. The technology for doing so includes lasers and drones.
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Chemical tax to clean up toxic sites gets new life as part of infrastructure deal

Jul 2, 2021
Environmental justice groups hope the deal will restore a funding source to clean up Superfund sites: an excise tax on chemicals.
Revenue from a new excise tax on chemicals like Benzene and Mercury would go into the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund to clean up hazardous sites.
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Unplugging from work is extra hard ... and needed this year

Dec 25, 2020
It can be harder to disconnect from work, when the home is also your office.
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Science joins impeachment on Capitol Hill today

Nov 13, 2019
A proposed rule would limit how scientific research can be used to set policy.
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How much is the federal government spending on climate change?

Sep 2, 2019
Only a fraction of what is being spent on efforts to recover from climate-related disasters.
A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Fact-checking the EPA's claim that oil & gas companies have an incentive to catch leaking methane

Aug 30, 2019
EPA justifies its rollback of methane emission regulations for the oil and gas industry.
The Hess Gas Plant in Tioga, North Dakota, as seen in 2013.
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Environmental groups prepare for fight over methane proposal

Aug 30, 2019
A Trump administration proposal to roll back Obama-era rules to limit methane emissions is likely to face multiple legal challenges.
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