PennEast becomes the latest to scuttle a natural gas pipeline project, Globe and Mail ($)

SCOTT DISAVINO , REUTERS, PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would stop developing a proposed pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, the latest in a series of natural gas lines to run aground due to legal and regulatory challenges. The project was one of several proposed in recent years to draw gas

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PennEast has stopped pursuing gas pipeline project due to N.J. regulatory hurdles, Lehighvalleylive.com

Updated: 2:54 p.m. | Published: 11:50 a.m., September 27, 2021, by Pamela Sroka-Holzmann | For lehighvalleylive.com and Rudy Miller | For lehighvalleylive.com Despite a U.S. Supreme Court victory allowing PennEast Pipeline to condemn land in New Jersey over the objections of state government, a consortium of energy companies behind the project announced Monday it would cease the project

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HP, Procter & Gamble join companies pledge to cut emissions, The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Computer-maker HP, consumer goods business Procter & Gamble and coffee capsule company Nespresso have joined a corporate pledge to sharply cut their greenhouse gas emissions over nearly two decades. The Climate Pledge, a grouping of companies and organizations spearheaded by Amazon, said Monday that it has signed up 86 new members for

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Kern ‘center of excellence’ attracts another renewable fuels project, Bakersfield.com

BY JOHN COX jcox@bakersfield.com Jun 10, 2021 UrbanX Renewables Group, a decade-old biodiesel refiner based in Long Beach, announced earlier this month that South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. has agreed to complete the project’s front-end engineering design contract. The plant is expected to open within 18 months; its location, cost and potential subsidies have not

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UrbanX Group signs FEED contract with Hyundai Engineering for renewable diesel facility in Bakersfield, Green Car Congress

03 June 2021 UrbanX Renewables Group of Long Beach, CA, executed a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract with Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd—an essential step for building the state’s first facility producing ultra-low carbon renewable diesel. The company will produce its XRD renewable diesel from vegetable oil, fats and waste cooking oils through a proprietary process. Its fuel

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Dakota Access Pipeline gains win-win with court ruling and Biden inaction, S&P Global ($)

24 May 2021 | 19:02 UTC The future of the 570,000 b/d Dakota Access Pipeline is still at risk, but the primary crude artery out of the Bakken Shale is in a much stronger position after a federal court ruling kept the oil flowing and the Biden administration opted against intervening on an existing pipeline

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Dakota Access Still Faces Existential Threats Despite Court Win, Bloomberg Law ($)

Ellen M. Gilmer • May 24, 2021, 5:31 AM The Dakota Access oil pipeline faces continued threats to its existence, even after surviving another shutdown battle in federal court. It’s familiar territory for the embattled Energy Transfer LP project that seems perpetually unable to shake off legal and political hazards. A federal district court last

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Supreme Court Feud Set To Shake Up Eminent Domain, Gas, E&E News

Niina H. Farah, E&E News reporter • Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 The Supreme Court today will wade into a battle over construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline that has escalated into a clash over federal energy law and states’ rights. The justices will hear oral arguments this morning on whether PennEast Pipeline Co.

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New Jersey’s Gas Pipeline Veto, Wall Street Journal (Editorial Board) ($)

The Supreme Court hears Trenton’s claim to regulatory supremacy. By The Editorial Board • April 26, 2021 6:37 pm ET The Biden Administration is no fan of fossil fuels. But even it disagrees with New Jersey’s slick argument in a case the Supreme Court will hear Wednesday that the Constitution gives states a veto over interstate

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In the climate change fight, the Interior Department becomes a battlefield, Washington Post ($)

Administration’s review of the federal oil and gas program, personnel decisions have sparked pushback. By Juliet Eilperin and Joshua Partlow • April 16 2021 at 5:35 p.m. EDT In the weeks after President Biden’s inauguration, as the oil industry was facing a far less welcoming White House, a ConocoPhillips executive went pheasant hunting with the

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US federal appeals court denies DAPL rehearing request, S&P Global ($)

23 Apr 2021 | 15:39 UTC Houston — A federal appeals court quickly denied a rehearing request for the vacating of necessary permitting for the Dakota Access Pipeline, still leaving the fate of a potential shutdown of the Bakken Shale crude oil artery up to the federal judge who previously ordered the pipeline shuttered. MORE

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Future of ‘Broken’ Oil Program Under Review, Interior Head Says, BNN Bloomberg

Jennifer A. Dlouhy • Bloomberg News • Apr 2, 2021 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. government program for selling drilling rights on federal land is so “fundamentally broken” that changes could be needed to address climate change and ensure taxpayers get a greater value from extracted oil and gas, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Friday. “The

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will cost Canadians billions, SFU study shows, Globe and Mail ($)

Emma Graney • Energy Reporter • Published April 1, 2021 EDMONTON The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion stands to lose Canada between $3.2-​billion and $18.5-billion, according to a new benefit-cost analysis study from a group of British Columbia researchers. Researchers from Simon Fraser University examined close to 20 business scenarios for the pipeline expansion, but didn’t find any in which it generates a net

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will lead to $11.9B in losses for Canada, study says, CBC

SFU team says several factors mean project should be shelved but industry expert disagrees Bethany Lindsay · CBC News · Posted: Mar 31, 2021 1:00 AM PT | Last Updated: April 1 A new study from researchers in B.C. estimates that Canada will lose $11.9 billion because of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, but some industry experts question

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Alaska files to defend Tongass exemption from Roadless Rule, Seattle Times ($)

By The Associated Press • March 27, 2021 at 8:35 am | Updated March 27, 2021 at 8:36 am JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska and several other groups have filed to defend the Tongass National Forest’s exemption from a rule that limits development on federal land. The filing fights back against a group of

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Deb Haaland Becomes First Native American Cabinet Secretary, New York Times ($)

The Senate confirmed Ms. Haaland to lead the Interior Department. She’ll be charged with essentially reversing the agency’s course over the past four years. By Coral Davenport • March 15, 2021 WASHINGTON — Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico made history on Monday when the Senate confirmed her as President Biden’s secretary of the Interior, making her the

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Unpacking the US CLEAN Future Act, World Resources Institute

By Dan Lashof, Devashree Saha, Karl Hausker, Greg Carlock, Kevin Kennedy and Tyler Clevenger • March 12, 2021  U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, together with subcommittee chairs Bobby Rush and Paul Tonko, introduced the CLEAN Future Act on March 2, 2021. While numerous climate bills are introduced in each Congress, this proposal deserves special attention: It is

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The Biden era of climate-aware forest policy, The Hill

By Mike Dombeck And Jim Furnish, Opinion Contributors • 03/04/21 04:30 PM ESTThe Views Expressed By Contributors Are Their Own And Not The View Of The Hill One of the most egregious acts of the previous administration’s public lands agenda was the October decision to revoke protections for 9 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, one

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House Democrats introduce bill with pathway to 100% clean energy by 2035, Utility Dive

By Catherine Morehouse • Published March 3, 2021 Dive Brief: House Democrats unveiled legislation on Tuesday that would bring economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero by 2050, and cut emissions 50% below 2005 levels by 2030 or sooner. The CLEAN Future Act proposes a national Clean Energy Standard that would require all retail electric providers to generate 100% of their

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Port of Kalama, NWIW appeal Ecology’s methanol permit denial, The Columbian ($)

By Katie Fairbanks • The Daily News • Published: February 9, 2021, 7:28pm LONGVIEW — The Port of Kalama and Northwest Innovation Works Tuesday appealed the state Department of Ecology’s denial of a key permit for the proposed $2.3 billion Kalama methanol plant, stating the agency unlawfully applied the shoreline criteria. MORE>> 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐂𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐋𝐄: https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/feb/09/port-of-kalama-nwiw-appeal-ecologys-methanol-permit-denial/

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Biden, Emphasizing Job Creation, Signs Sweeping Climate Actions, New York Times ($)

The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government. By Lisa Friedman, Coral Davenport and Christopher Flavelle • Published Jan. 27, 2021 | Updated Feb. 2, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Biden on Wednesday signed a sweeping series of executive actions —

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Biden Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline and Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement, New York Times ($)

In a burst of climate orders, the president also ordered federal agencies to begin the process of reinstating environmental regulations reversed under the Trump administration. By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman • Published Jan. 20, 2021 Updated Feb. 19, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord

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Millennium parent company files for Chapter 11; Columbia River site goes back to Alcoa, The Columbian ($)

By Marissa Heffernan • The Daily News • Published January 19, 2021 10:15AM LONGVIEW — After Millennium Bulk Terminals’ parent company filed for bankruptcy this month, the fate of the proposed coal terminal on the old Reynolds Aluminum Co. site is again in doubt, with opponents to the terminal calling the project dead. On Jan. 8, a

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Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline in Inauguration Day Executive Order, New York Times ($)

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, quickly reversing his predecessor’s approval of a project to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico long opposed by environmentalists, according to a person familiar with Mr. Biden’s plans. Opponents of the nearly

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Bankrupt coal firm fails to find buyer for West Coast export terminal, Casper Star Tribune

Camille Erickson • Jan 11, 2021 | Updated May 26, 2021 Wyoming’s long-held dream of exporting Powder River Basin coal from a West Coast terminal was recently dashed when the project’s owner filed for bankruptcy and failed to find an interested buyer. Lighthouse Resources Inc. petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Dec. 3. The company owns the Decker coal mine

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Trans Mountain project remains on safety stand down, Kamloops This Week

In addition to an Oct. 27 death in Edmonton and a Dec. 15 serious injury in Burnaby, there have been 91 confirmed cases of COVID-19 along the construction route, with 12 of those cases being active as of Dec. 28. Christopher Foulds / Kamloops This Week When the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project shut down earlier than

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B.C. restricts pipeline, dam restarts due to COVID-19 risk, Northern Sentinel

Tom Fletcher • Coastal GasLink, Trans Mountain, Rio Tinto, Site C slowed for holidays B.C. public health officials are extending a holiday season slowdown on major northern B.C. construction projects to break the cycle of COVID-19 infections at large work camps. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has posted a new order setting out a

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The Trans Mountain project faces a year of challenges and opportunity, CBC News

Safety concerns, Keystone XL uncertainties and unresolved Indigenous ownership questions linger over pipeline David Thurton • CBC News After a hiatus of about two weeks, construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected to resume today, but with a restricted workforce. The return to work marks the beginning of a critical year for the federal government-owned pipeline. In 2021,

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