Author: Rachel Frazin

Musk meets with Biden officials on electric vehicles

Tesla and Twitter magnate Elon Musk met Friday with White House officials to discuss electrification and electric vehicles. Musk sat down with Mitch Landrieu and John Podesta, who are in charge of the implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Democrats’ 2022 climate, tax and health care law, respectively. They met “to discuss electrification…

Energy & Environment — Regulatory delays frustrate green groups

Environmental activists are frustrated with timelines for environmental regulations. Meanwhile, the FDA is proposing new guidelines for lead in baby food, and the debate rages on over an upcoming bill regarding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This is Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For…

Environmental advocates express frustration over Biden regulation delays 

Environmental advocates, generally strong supporters of the Biden administration, are expressing frustration at what they describe as too-lengthy delays for important regulations. Their frustration follows the administration’s recent release of its semiannual regulatory agenda, which pushed back timelines for a range of rules governing planet-warming emissions and other pollution coming from power plants, drinking water limits…

Energy & Environment — Granholm: Biden would veto House SPR bill 

House Republicans are preparing a vote on a bill limiting Strategic Petroleum Reserve purchases. Meanwhile, a new study outlines the way forward for Puerto Rican renewables, and a report puts a price on the Biden administration’s wind power goals. This is Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment…

Biden administration threatens veto of GOP bill restricting strategic oil reserve releases

The Biden administration is threatening to veto Republican-led legislation that would restrict the release of oil from the country’s emergency reserve. “If Congress were to pass H.R. 21, the president would veto it. He will not allow the American people to suffer because of the backwards agenda that House Republicans are advancing,” Energy Secretary Jennifer…

Energy & Environment — Tax breaks set stage for lithium boom

Demand for lithium is poised to surge thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax credits. Meanwhile, people harmed by contamination at Camp Lejeune seek answers, and a new study suggests natural disasters rewire our brains. This is Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The…

Energy & Environment — Gas stoves become culture war issue 

Strategists weigh in on the politics of the gas stove debate that recently raged in Washington. Meanwhile, agriculture groups sue over new water regulations. This is Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, we’re Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Someone forward you…

Republicans thrust gas stoves into the culture wars

A new culture war battle has broken out over gas stoves, with Republicans arguing that talk of a federal ban is an example of government overreach into the lives of Americans. “Don’t tread on Florida, and don’t mess with gas stoves!” tweeted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) last week in response to comments from a member…