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Despite the rise of renewable energy, global fossil fuel consumption hit a record high last year, pushing CO2 emissions to more than 40 gigatonnes.

Jillian Ambrose reports for The Guardian.

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Lawmakers, driven by fossil fuel donors, are working to expand criminal penalties for pipeline protests under new federal safety regulations.

Emily Sanders reports for The Lever.

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California, New York, and Illinois are considering laws to require health warning labels on gas stoves, highlighting their potential risks.

Wes Venteicher and Marie J. French report for POLITICO.

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A federal judge has ordered BNSF Railway to pay nearly $400 million to the Swinomish Tribe for repeatedly trespassing with oil trains across their reservation.

Gene Johnson reports for The Associated Press.

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New Mexico regulators propose reusing treated oil and gas wastewater in industrial processes but prohibit its discharge into rivers due to safety concerns.

Martha Pskowski reports for Inside Climate News.

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Two Colorado legislators are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to scrutinize pollution permits for Utah oil transport facilities, fearing expansions could harm residents and wildlife across state lines.

Sharon Udasin reports for The Hill.

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The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has led to greenhouse gas emissions exceeding those of 175 countries annually, contributing to the global climate crisis, according to a new report.

Nina Lakhani reports for The Guardian.

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Biofuel refineries, touted as a greener alternative to oil, release significant levels of hazardous air pollutants in rural communities across the U.S., surpassing emissions from petroleum refineries.

Georgina Gustin reports for Inside Climate News.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Equitrans Midstream Corp. to commence operations on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, concluding years of regulatory and legal challenges.

Catherine Morehouse reports for POLITICO.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has introduced updated coal ash regulations aimed at curbing groundwater pollution, but enforcement is left largely to the companies responsible for the ash dumps.

Miranda Willson reports for E&E News.

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to pause Manhattan’s congestion pricing plan may stall similar initiatives across the country.

Scott Waldman reports for E&E News.

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Farmers are using technology to reduce food waste, but without addressing labor abuses and immigration policies, these efforts fall short.

Ted Genoways reports for Inverse.

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HOUSTON – Louisiana communities are experiencing up to 1,000 times the lifetime exposure limit for the cancer-causing compound ethylene oxide, according to a new study published in Environmental Science and Technology.

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To mitigate the impact of climate change, wealthy nations like the U.S. need to take responsibility and provide reparations to countries most affected by global warming.

Vann R. Newkirk II reports for The Atlantic.

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A campaign led by far-right fossil fuel allies is urging the Supreme Court to shield oil companies from lawsuits seeking billions in climate damages.

Dharna Noor reports for The Guardian.

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Pennsylvania legislators are backing a contentious bill to establish a carbon capture industry, raising environmental and public health concerns.

Audrey Carleton reports for Capital & Main.

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Canada’s largest carbon capture project, proposed by Pathways Alliance, might proceed without comprehensive environmental reviews at both federal and provincial levels, sparking concerns among Indigenous groups and safety experts.

Mitch Anderson reports for DeSmog.

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Residents of Signal Hill are opposing a proposal to extend a neighborhood oil drilling permit for 20 years, citing health risks and environmental concerns.

Liza Gross reports for Inside Climate News.

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