Support grows for scrapping Trump methane rollback
Support is mounting for a Democratic measure that would quickly kill one of the Trump administration's most contentious environmental regulations, with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine saying she would sign on as a co-sponsor.
Miners union signals some support for Biden's green push
The United Mine Workers of America today backed some of the green initiatives being pushed by the Biden administration, describing them as part of a "true energy transition" that could benefit miners.
DeFazio: Members may get up to $20M each for earmarks
All House members will have the chance to direct up to $20 million in earmarks for infrastructure projects in the upcoming surface transportation authorization bill due to be unveiled next month.
OIL AND GAS
Senate bill would provide $4.6B for orphaned wells
Lawmakers are introducing bipartisan legislation in the Senate today to create a multibillion-dollar federal cleanup effort for the tens of thousands of abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells throughout the United States.
Merkley plans progressive action as Interior-EPA chair
Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has always been ahead of his party in pressing for environmental action. Now, he's positioned to get those priorities funded as the new head of a congressional panel that controls Interior Department and EPA spending.