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Politics Apr 16Interior Secretary Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions.
Economy Apr 11Biden sees ‘win’ for U.S. in electric vehicle battery deal
The agreement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ended the need for Biden to intervene in a case closely watched for its implications on Biden's clean-energy agenda, which includes a sharp increase the number of electric vehicles as part…
Nation Apr 01Biden infrastructure plan would spend $16 billion to clean up old mines, oil wells
President Joe Biden’s plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines.
Science Mar 29Biden boosts offshore wind energy, wants to power 10 million homes
The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the East Coast.
Politics Mar 15WATCH: Senate votes to confirm Deb Haaland as interior secretary
Democrats and tribal groups hailed Haaland’s confirmation, saying her selection means that Indigenous people will, for the first time, see a Native American lead the powerful department.
Politics Mar 10Senate confirms Ohio Rep. Fudge as housing secretary
This places the longtime Ohio lawmaker in charge of the agency just as Congress is poised to pass new benefits for renters and homeowners who have suffered economic losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics Mar 04Senate energy panel backs Haaland for interior secretary
A key Senate committee has approved the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior secretary, clearing the way for a Senate vote that is likely to make her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency.
Nation Feb 25Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary and will be a key Cabinet member trying to fulfill President Joe Biden’s commitment for a green economy as the United States fights to slow climate change.
Politics Feb 23WATCH: Interior nominee Deb Haaland vows ‘balance’ on energy, climate
Biden's agenda, including the possible creation of a Civilian Climate Corps, “demonstrates that America’s public lands can and should be engines for clean energy production" and “has the potential to spur job creation," Haaland said at her confirmation hearing.
Nation Feb 18U.S. needs to brace for more deadly storms, experts say
Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, governments and millions…