Author: Rachel Frazin

Energy & Environment — DOT proposes climate transportation rule for states

The Biden administration is pressing for new climate requirements and eyeing potential plastic limits on its purchases. And good news for drivers: Gas prices seem to be coming down. This is Overnight 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…

Biden administration eyes limits on single-use plastics in government purchases

The Biden administration may set some limits on the use of single-use plastics in goods that are purchased by the federal government. The General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees federal government purchasing, said in a notice published on Thursday that it could restrict the purchases. Single-use plastics contribute significantly to the world’s waste. A report…

Gasoline prices dip a quarter from recent $5 highs

Gas prices took a dip this week, with a select few stations dropping beneath $4 per gallon as prices fall across the board. Data from the Oil Price Information Service shared with The Hill shows that the median price of gasoline in the U.S. is about $4.60 per gallon, down from about $4.70 per gallon…

Energy & Environment — Why gas prices may finally be on the way down

Key indicators suggest long-awaited relief on gas prices. Meanwhile, environmentalists slam new European Union rules on nuclear and natural gas, and the Great Salt Lake hits a new low. This is Overnight 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…

Energy & Environment — What can the EPA still do on power plants?

Today we’re looking at some of the tools the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still has left at its disposal after last week’s Supreme Court ruling and at a separate court move to restore endangered species protections. This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond….

Court nixes Trump-era rules loosening endangered species protections

A federal court on Tuesday reinstated endangered species protections that were loosened under the Trump administration. Judge Jon Tigar, an Obama appointee, vacated the rules in question. Under the Trump rules the Fish and Wildlife Service no longer provided the same protections to species that are considered threatened — those that are likely to become…

Energy & Environment — Interior punts on offshore drilling plan

The Biden administration has released its proposed five-year offshore drilling plan … sort of. We’ll dive into the details. Plus: The Supreme Court gives Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer renewed urgency on climate and former EPA head Andrew Wheeler has a new position. This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused…

Energy & Environment — Supreme Court rules in major climate case

The Supreme Court curbed what powers the Environmental Protection Agency has to regulate climate change. We’ll look at the ruling’s fallout and further implications. This is Overnight 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. Subscribe here. Court curbs EPA’s power to…

Supreme Court’s EPA ruling could put other regs in danger

The Supreme Court’s Thursday decision curtailing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority could hamper regulations far beyond climate. The conservative majority in the 6-3 ruling found that an Obama-era power plant rule was not permissible since it didn’t have “clear congressional authorization.” But legal experts say this principle could be applied elsewhere, restricting the Biden administration from imposing…