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Appropriators reveal details for energy, environment bills

Programs at the Interior Department and EPA could face cuts. The Department of Energy is likely to see a small funding increase.
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Texas' oil and gas industry faces scrutiny as carbon tariffs advance

Congress is weighing legislation that would authorize tracking the carbon intensity across a wide variety of sectors.
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Health risks from nuclear contamination in St. Louis denounced at congressional hearing

The United States should not expand nuclear energy use, at least until the federal government can make up for the harms caused by previous nuclear projects, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2023
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Democrats unveil 'most comprehensive plan ever' to address plastics problem

The sweeping bill is unlikely to pass, but its components could still make an impact.
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Funding poised to dry up for water projects in Ohio and other states if proposed budget cuts become law

A House proposal looks for deep cuts to infrastructure programs, slashes environmental justice funding and more.
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Nine climate protesters arrested in congressional office building

The protesters were with Climate Defiance, an advocacy group that has disrupted meetings and speeches in D.C. to bring attention to the climate crisis.
House Republicans tree-planting proposal

House Republicans propose planting a trillion trees as they move away from climate change denial

House Republicans are searching for solutions to climate change without restricting American-produced energy that comes from burning oil, coal and gas.
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