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Indonesian utility PLN ordered to disclose coal plants’ emissions data

There’s a long history of various government ministries simply refusing to comply with its orders for data disclosure, and it’s not clear whether PLN will buck that trend.

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Should new homes in Ontario be connected to natural gas?

Saying fossil fuel use will decline, the Ontario Energy Board told Enbridge Gas to charge developers, not homeowners, for new natural gas hookups. Energy Minister Todd Smith vowed to reverse the decision.

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Auto dealers up campaign urging Biden administration to halt EPA tailpipe emission limits regulation

A group of more than 4,700 auto dealers in the United States have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging the president to halt regulators' efforts to require cars to emit less pollution.
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Vicky Cann: How the chemical-industry lobby pushes 'safe use' exemptions

Ever since the EU Commission published its hazardous chemicals strategy, the industry has lobbied to undermine and dilute its promises — and lobbyists can point to some clear wins.
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Kentucky House passes bill limiting power of Louisville's air pollution authority

The Kentucky House passed a bill blocking Louisville’s air pollution authority from issuing fines against industries that self-disclose violations.
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BC Hydro secretly handed out $430 million in Site C contracts

Beleaguered engineering firm SNC-Lavalin was among the big winners of no-bid contracts for the over-budget hydro project on B.C.’s Peace River, according to documents obtained by The Narwhal.

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Canada, home to a massive boreal forest, lobbied to limit U.S., EU anti-deforestation bills

Canada's forest industry is a $34-billion business. But as climate change accelerates, many worry about the true cost of logging, including the states of New York and California, which introduced anti-deforestation bills — that provinces and the federal government lobbied against.