February 7, 2018

February 6, 2018

Exxon Reports on Climate Risk and Sees Almost None

In a new climate risk report requested by investors, ExxonMobil said that keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius might mean cutting the use of oil by 20 percent between now and the year 2040. But the oil giant insists it would still be able to produce all the oil in its existing fields and keep investing in new reserves.

EU Lawmakers Back Reforms to Boost Carbon Emissions Price

European lawmakers have backed a deal to reform the EU's carbon market after 2020. The new rules will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from about 12,000 industrial and power installations by cutting cap-and-trade permits and lowering the cap on emissions by 2.2 percent.

February 5, 2018

4 Climate Questions for Trump on Infrastructure

President Trump has released little detail about his proposed infrastructure plan, except that speeding up permitting processes is a big feature. It raises questions about climate change mitigation and about the potential for updating sewage and energy infrastructure.

February 2, 2018

D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Could Shut Down Pipeline

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused to revisit its 2017 ruling that FERC should have looked closer at climate impacts from the Sabal Trail pipeline, which runs from  Alabama to Florida. If the court finalizes the decision, the pipeline's operations will have to stop, though a shutdown may be short-lived.

10 U.S. States Object to EPA Reducing Harley-Davidson Emissions Penalty

Ten states and the District of Columbia are challenging the Trump administration's decision to drop an Obama-era requirement that Harley-Davidson spend $3 million to reduce air pollution. In 2016, the motorcycle company agreed to pay a $12 million fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that caused its vehicles to emit too much pollution.

February 1, 2018

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