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Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:44 -0500

 



TAX POLICY: Left out of overhaul, energy interests look to extenders bill

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:44 -0500

Negotiators expect to file the final draft of tax reform legislation today. It will not solve key energy questions, including a much-sought-after nuclear credit.



BIOFUELS: Shared concerns over credit prices may spur RFS deal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:47 -0500

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said yesterday that shared concerns in Congress about manipulation of renewable fuel credit markets might help pave the way to a deal on adjustments to the renewable fuel standard.



EPA: Senate confirms 2 nominees

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:50 -0500

U.S. EPA's political leadership ranks continue to grow after Senate action.



REGULATIONS: Critics see hole in Trump touting rollbacks

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:53 -0500

President Trump yesterday touted his administration's progress in killing, freezing or delaying hundreds of regulations, but critics say the enthusiasm may be overblown.



PEOPLE: Grijalva aide tapped for Va.'s natural resources secretary

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:56 -0500

Matt Strickler, a senior policy aide for House Natural Resources Committee Democrats, is leaving Capitol Hill to serve as Virginia Democratic Gov.-elect Ralph Northam's secretary of natural resources.



YELLOWSTONE: Gianforte looks to cement mining ban

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:58 -0500

In a nod to pleas from local business and community leaders, Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte yesterday proposed legislation to permanently ban mining north of Yellowstone National Park.



ELECTRICITY: Senate bill would push for grid tech integration

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:59 -0500

Legislation from Maine Sen. Angus King (I) would work toward modernizing the country's electric grid by removing barriers to the use of distributed energy resources and directing government funds toward planning centered on that technology.



PEOPLE: Grassley aide heads to biofuels group

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:59:02 -0500

A longtime aide to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is headed to the National Biodiesel Board.