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Solar Industry ‘Frozen’ as Biden Administration Investigates China

By David Gelles Photo: Kevin Frayer , Getty Images

Around the country, solar companies are delaying projects, scrambling for supplies, shutting down construction sites and warning that tens of billions of dollars — and tens of thousands of jobs — are at risk.


Biden energy chief voices ‘deep concern’ about tariff impact on US solar goals

By Zack Budryk Photo: Greg Nash

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Thursday said she shares “deep concern” about the impact of potential solar energy tariffs on U.S. renewable energy goals.


Biden restores climate safeguards in key environmental law

By Dino Grandoni and Anna Phillips Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

A final rule announced Tuesday by the White House will require agencies to assess the climate impact of roads, pipelines and other infrastructure.


EPA Releases New Memo Outlining Strategy to Equitably Deliver Clean Water Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memorandum to guide collaborative implementation with state, local, and Tribal partners of $43 billion in water infrastructure funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. President Biden, with bipartisan support from Congress, is providing the single largest investment in water the federal government has ever made. EPA’s memo is a key implementation step that outlines requirements and recommendations for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to ensure the country is working together to deliver clean and safe water and replace lead pipes for all Americans, especially disadvantaged communities.


A Year of Accomplishments at EPA

In the first year of the Biden-Harris Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took significant steps forward in tackling the climate crisis, advancing environmental justice, protecting the health and safety of communities across the country, and restoring scientific integrity.


A Year of Accomplishments at EPA

By Michael Regan

One year ago today, President Biden took office and launched the most ambitious environmental agenda in our nation’s history. From restoring scientific integrity, to confronting climate change, to advancing environmental justice, the EPA team has been hard at work implementing the President’s vision of a healthier, more equitable America.


Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Doug Mills , The New York Times

President Biden on Wednesday set in motion a plan to make the federal government carbon neutral, ordering federal agencies to buy electric vehicles, to power facilities with wind, solar and nuclear energy, and to use sustainable building materials.


Biden authorizes use of strategic oil reserves to combat high U.S. gasoline prices

By Jeff Stein and others Photo: REUTERS/Richard Carson

President Biden on Tuesday said he was releasing some U.S. oil reserves, part of a multilateral effort the White House is leading to reduce global prices.


Trump’s move of Bureau of Land Management HQ undercut diversity, watchdog finds

By Joshua Partlow Photo: Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post

As Trump officials were moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, D.C., to Colorado two years ago, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued a stark warning to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt: The department risked a “significant legal liability” by driving Black employees from an agency that was overwhelmingly White.


White House proposes restoring key parts of landmark environmental law, reversing Trump

By Maxine Joselow Photo: Jim Mone/AP

The White House proposed restoring parts of one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws Wednesday, requiring agencies to conduct a climate analysis of major projects and give affected communities greater input into the process.