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<> Our Climate Action Progress: One-Year Report - President Barack Obama delivers remarks on climate change, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., June 25, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The effects of climate change are already being felt across the. . .
- PROGRESS REPORT: President Obama's Climate Action Plan - Today – one year after the President laid out his comprehensive Climate Action Plan – the White House released a new report detailing progress towards cutting carbon pollution and protecting our communities and public. . .
<> House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Build North American Energy Projects - The House of Representatives approved H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, by a bipartisan vote of 238 to 173.
<> US approves two permits for crude exports - The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night that in two unannounced rulings the Commerce Department gave permissions to Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and Enterprise Products Partners LP to sell a kind of ultralight oil know as condensate to foreign buyers.
<> Members Urge Support for LNG Exports, Say #Yes2Energy and Jobs - The House of Representatives today kicked off debate on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. The legislation is a "commonsense, bipartisan solution to expedite the export of U.S. natural gas". . .
<> Government Gives Flawed Advice for Eating Fish, Ignores New Science - A federal advisory encouraging pregnant women, nursing mothers and children to eat more seafood fails to protect them from methylmercury exposure and guide them to better fish choices, according to a new analysis released today by Environmental Working Group and the Mercury Policy Project.
<> Scientists Release Landmark 'Worldwide Assessment' of Bee-Harming Pesticides, Call for Global Action - 29 scientists review over 800 peer-reviewed publications and urge more restrictions on neonicotinoid . . .
<> Secretary Jewell to Release Biological Carbon Storage Assessment for Eastern United States - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday will release the results of a comprehensive assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. . . (TBA at 1:00 pm EDT)
<> Senators Urge Majority Leader to Allow Floor Vote on Keystone XL - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), John Hoeven (R-ND), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today called for a vote on bipartisan legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
<> NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data - NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency's Earth science satellites. The challenges will use the Open NASA Earth Exchange. OpenNEX is a data. . .
<> U-M and partners predict average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone,' slightly above-average in ... - A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year. . .
<> Building a Stronger Foundation for Philanthropic Energy Investments - Building a Stronger Foundation for Philanthropic Energy Investments A series of energy finance roundtables are helping the Energy Department learn more about common barriers to clean energy investment -- and formulate solutions. . .
<> Beach Report: 10 Percent of America's Beach Water Samples Fail Safety Test - Ten percent of all water quality samples collected last year from nearly 3,500 coastal and Great Lakes beaches in the U.S. contained bacteria levels that failed to meet. . .
Federal Register Highlights
The following is an alert of Environmental Federal Register announcements that may be of interest for: Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (Click here to access today's complete Federal Register index with links to complete announcements).
1. Nothing We're Tracking Today (click for the complete Energy & EPA announcements)