Future of "Durable" WOTUS Rule in Doubt
In a March 19 ruling in State of Texas, et al. v. EPA et al., a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted Texas and Idaho’s Motions to block the Biden Administration’s “durable” definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). 

Bloomberg Law
At issue during oral arguments at the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is whether when Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, it delegated too much authority to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to decide which safety dangers needed to be regulated and what the protections should be.

The Hill
Federal funds aimed at helping agriculture address the effects of climate change must not be raided to fund agriculture as a whole, said Sen. John Fetterman (D-Penn.).

Axios Atlanta
Metro Atlanta ranks third in the nation for the number of Energy Star-certified buildings dotting the landscape, trailing only L.A. and D.C.

The Hill
The Senate on Wednesday passed a Republican-led effort to undo a Biden administration rule that aims to cut pollution from heavy-duty trucks.

Rivian and two contractors enlisted to clear and grade land for the company’s $5 billion EV plant an hour east of Atlanta are being sued.

WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A next generation of smaller nuclear power plants could help the U.S. reach long term climate change goals but face technical, regulatory and economic hurdles, a report by nonprofit scientific institutions said on Thursday.

AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to reinstate tariffs on solar panel imports from several Southeast Asian countries after President Joe Biden paused them in a bid to boost solar panel installations in the U.S., a key part of his climate agenda.

AP News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California approved Thursday a first-in-the-nation, ambitious rule limiting rail pollution to aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions in the state’s latest move to establish itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change.

AP News
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — The operators of a San Francisco Bay Area oil refinery have agreed to pay $27.5 million for violating a 2016 agreement to reduce air pollution at the facility, federal regulators announced Thursday.

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to reconsider long held precedent and decide whether to significantly scale back on the power of federal agencies in a case that can impact everything from how the government addresses everything from climate change to public health to immigration.

The Hill
A press release from Manchin’s office says the reintroduction “will serve as a starting point for upcoming conversations in the Senate” as lawmakers look to find a compromise package to speed up the approval process for energy and infrastructure projects.

Under pressure from the federal government, Georgia is rewriting a rule governing industrial air pollution limits to end a loophole that currently exposes communities near coal plants and other facilities to harmful pollutants.

Everett Harold
Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci turned over the keys to a 76-seat Bombardier Q400 to Val Miftakhov, CEO of ZeroAvia.The big turboprop, tail number N441QX, is a former Alaska Airlines commercial passenger plane. Now painted blue and white, it was emblazoned with a “Powered by ZeroAvia” livery and the words, “Zero Emissions.”
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