House Committee votes to revive Yucca nuclear waste site

Support the Energy News Network. Give today and NewsMatch will double the impact of your donation! NUCLEAR: The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously votes to restart the licensing process for Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. (Nevada Appeal)

PUBLIC LANDS: Some experts fear the underlying motive of the Bureau of Land Management’s relocation to Colorado is to weaken the agency’s effectiveness, threatening public lands, science, and the climate. (The Revelator)

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California blocks new fracking permits

Support the Energy News Network. Give today and NewsMatch will double the impact of your donation! OIL & GAS: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has stopped the approval of new fracking in the state pending an independent scientific review as the state toughens its drilling oversight. (Los Angeles Times)

ALSO:
• Newsom also aims to speed up the timeline for closing the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Colorado’s oil and gas commission declines Weld County’s offer to combine resources on an air quality and emissions study for oil and gas drilling.

California to stop buying from automakers supporting Trump on emissions

TRANSPORTATION: California’s government will stop purchases of new vehicles from automakers that backed stripping the state of its authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. (New York Times)

ALSO: Lyft adds 200 long-range electric vehicles into its Denver, Colorado rental program, the largest EV deployment in the state’s history. (Utility Dive)

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ELECTRIFICATION: Advocates for building electrification in Colorado are focusing on comfort, rather than climate benefits, in trying to persuade buyers.

Disregarding climate change backfires on BLM

PUBLIC LANDS: Advocates say the Bureau of Land Management is trying to get ahead of potential court rulings against it for ignoring the climate impact of fossil fuel production on federal lands by suspending oil and gas leases on its own. (InsideClimate News)

ALSO: The House Natural Resources Committee will vote this week on legislation designating swaths of land as wilderness in California, Colorado, and Washington. (E&E News, subscription)

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EMISSIONS: California and 22 other states sue the U.S. EPA, asking a federal court to protect its right to set fuel-efficiency standards.

Emissions up in California despite cap-and-trade program

CLIMATE: An analysis of state data reveals that emissions have been increasing from California’s biggest oil and gas companies since the state’s cap-and-trade program was implemented. (ProPublica)

PIPELINES: Montana lawmakers representing Native American tribal members want the public comment period for the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline extended, saying tribes were not properly consulted. (Reuters)

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