State report: Texas environmental agency “reluctant” to regulate industry

A report from the state Sunset Advisory Commission found that Texas Commission on Environmental Quality commissioners have become “reluctant” regulators and often encourage industry to “self police.”
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New road fee hits hybrid and electric car owners in Louisiana

Hybrid and electric vehicle owners in Louisiana will soon have to pay an annual road fee to cover the state’s shrinking fuel tax revenue.

As feds eye more wind leases off Virginia, fishing industries fear losses

The U.S. is eyeing millions of acres off Virginia's coast as potential new wind energy sites. What does that mean for the state's fisheries?

FirstEnergy fired its CEO amid bribery scandal but let him keep millions, documents show

FirstEnergy’s board opted to let Jones keep millions in compensation when it could have taken it back, according to a finding from the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, which published an audit of the company last week.

Biden administration tosses Trump definition of ‘habitat’ for endangered species

The Biden administration is throwing out the definition of “habitat” for endangered animals, returning to an understanding that existed before the government under President Donald J. Trump shrank the areas that could be protected for animals under threat of extinction.

Biden’s inner circle debates future of offshore drilling

Top White House officials have assumed control over a sensitive blueprint, expected by June 30, laying out future oil and gas drilling leases in the outer continental shelf.
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