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“The fact that the conservative Justices were so eager to rein in the agency that it took a case involving a defunct regulation has frightening implications for the ability of agencies to effectively protect the public in the future."
E&E News: Supreme Court climate ruling may chill regulation
The justices applied the "major questions" doctrine to determine that EPA does not have the authority to create a ...
"The rule includes a table with extreme low and high temps for each county in the state compiled by the state climatologist."
"Operators will be required to weatherize facilities using weatherization methods applicable to the facility based on the type of facility, the facility’s critical components, the facility’s location, and weather data for the facility’s county or counties."
"The rule covers a large group of types of facilities and infrastructure across regions of the state with different weather patterns and geography."
Texas Railroad Commission proposes rules to ensure natural gas supply in weather emergencies
Railroad Commission of Texas commissioners approved a proposed sweeping weatherization rule to help protect Texans durin...
"Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc gave the greenlight to financing expanded capacity on a natural gas pipeline that brings fuel from fields in west Texas to export hubs near Houston, the company said on Wednesday."
Kinder Morgan to move ahead with Texas natural gas pipeline expansion
Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc gave the greenlight to financing expanded capacity on a natural gas pipeline tha...
"The Transportation Security Administration is loosening pipeline cybersecurity rules imposed after the hack of Colonial Pipeline Co. last year, giving companies a longer window to report cyberattacks and more leeway to design their defenses."
"The high court’s use of the major questions doctrine — a term the majority used for the first time in this ruling — could also spell trouble for other agencies seeking to use existing authorities to regulate in new ways or address emerging issues."
POLITICO Pro: Supreme Court handcuffs Biden’s climate change efforts
It also comes amid accumulating warnings from scientists that human-caused climate change is increasing the likelihood ...
"Following accusations from the right that the Biden administration may have had a hand in crafting the agency’s controversial pipeline policies."
"House GOP legislators have asked FERC to release all documents and communications between Chair Richard Glick and the White House."
POLITICO Pro: GOP probes FERC chair Glick meetings with White House
"Coastal GasLink says it is not liable for an alleged sexual assault at a work camp in northern B.C., and instead says any negligence is the fault of Civeo Premium Services, a pipeline contractor which also denies responsibility."
Coastal GasLink, contractor deny liability for alleged sexual assault at pipeline work camp | CBC News
Coastal GasLink says it is not liable for an alleged sexual assault at a work camp in northern B.C., and instea...
"Now, new research from the University of Texas at Austin found oil and gas activity in the region was significantly linked to a majority of the most recent quakes."
A rising number of earthquakes have rocked western Texas in recent years, causing some in the region to consider purchasing earthquake insurance.
Texas earthquakes linked to oil and gas production
Story at a glance Last year, more than 200 earthquakes over the magnitude of 3 struck western Texas. Rising oil ...