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Interior Secretary Pledges Advocacy for Tribes

Tribal sovereignty should mean something, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said today at a session at the National Tribal Energy Summit today in Washington, D.C.

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New Administration, New Environmental Priorities - EPA Requests Stays in Litigation

Predicting the weather a week from today often involves a high degree of uncertainty. The likelihood of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency being taken to court upon issuance of a major final rule, however, does not hold the same level of uncertainty.

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Six Questions After Trump's Environmental Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued the Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order  “promoting [the] clean and safe development of our nation’s vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth and prevent job creation

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What's Next for the Clean Power Plan Litigation?

While President Donald Trump’s executive order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth merely calls for the “review” of the Clean Power Plan, it has been widely viewed as the president’s first step to dismantle President Obama’s signature climate change measure.

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To Save Daylight or Not to Save Daylight - That is the Timely Question

American workers may be grumpy this week after losing an hour of sleep over the weekend, due to the ritual of clock-changing to conform to daylight saving time (DST).

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Uncertain of a Future Trump Card, States Explore Gas Taxes to Fund Transportation Needs

State transportation funding policy mainly coasted in neutral last year, but the Trump administration has refueled the perennial conversation on infrastructure and transportation spending, albeit with uncertainty.

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State Options to Keep Nuclear Power in the Energy Mix

The nation’s nuclear fleet is facing an unprecedented array of challenges as nuclear power looks to compete in a rapidly changing energy market.

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How to Protect the Energy Grid from Cyberthreats

“Preparing for that day when something bad happens is something we take very seriously. (President Dwight) Eisenhower said ‘Plans are useless but planning is everything.’ We have to be right 100 percent of the time, the adversary only has to be right once. Given those odds we have to prepare for the inevitable.”

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Roles For States, Tribes in Nuclear Weapons Site Cleanups

Many of the sites were located on or near tribal lands, and today, a number of American Indian tribes work directly with federal and state governments to ensure safe and protective environmental remediation and determine future use at the sites. 

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How States are Dealing With Pedalers With a Boost

Recently I was riding my bike along a bike path up a steady incline against the flow of the river running next to me. Out of the blue a heavy bike with a trailer toting a small kid glided effortlessly past me.

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