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Popular EPA Methane Rule Comes with Cost, Monitoring Concerns

While climate advocates hail the EPA’s newly finalized actions to reduce methane emissions, some lawyers caution that the rule’s hefty price tag and monitoring response program leave it vulnerable to concerns about grid reliability and compliance challenges.

Ohio PFAS Ruling Emphasizes Links Between Injuries and Companies

A Sixth Circuit ruling that abolished a huge class of Ohio residents with PFAS in their blood will affect what information is provided to courts and who is targeted in future litigation, attorneys said in recent interviews.

Grid Operator Seeks to Keep Coal Plant Open Despite Settlement

The largest regional electric grid operator in the US pressed an environmental group and energy company to amend an agreement requiring a Maryland power plant to stop burning coal beyond 2025.

Washington’s Carbon Market Goals Clear Path for Other States

Washington state’s decision to pursue linking its new carbon market with an existing partnership between California and the province of Quebec, Canada, sets the stage for other states to join the emissions reduction effort, according to environmental advocates.

Plastic Maker Asks Appeals Court to Review EPA’s PFAS Decision

A company that says its existence is threatened by EPA orders to stop its plastic strengthening business due to PFAS production has petitioned a federal appeals court to review those orders.

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Sunnova Plunges as Lawmakers Seek Query Into DOE Loan

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Stellantis May Cut 3,500 US Jobs, Blaming Stricter Emissions

<-rte-company state="{"_id":"0000018c-4b06-d5be-a5ef-db3fc27c0000","_type":"00000160-4b23-d8bd-adfd-4b3348fd0000"}">Stellantis NV said it may eliminate about 3,500 jobs at two Jeep production facilities in the US, offering more details on cuts the automaker has said were necessary because stricter emission standards in several states would slow sales of gas-powered vehicles.

RWE Set to Get Nod For €2.6 Billion Coal Phase Out Package

RWE AG will receive €2.6 billion ($2.8 billion) in compensation from the German government for its accelerated phase-out of coal from its energy systems, with <-bsp-bb-link state="{"bbHref":"bbg://securities/345300Z%20BB%20Equity","_id":"0000018c-4a5b-d5be-a5ef-da7b99a70001","_type":"0000016b-944a-dc2b-ab6b-d57ba1cc0000"}">European Union regulators set to approve the state aid support.

ECB Gets New Powers From EU Over Climate, Crypto Bank Risks

Europe’s top banking watchdog will become more powerful as <-bsp-bb-link state="{"bbHref":"bbg://securities/345300Z%20BB%20Equity","_id":"0000018c-4a0c-d5be-a5ef-da3dc9060000","_type":"0000016b-944a-dc2b-ab6b-d57ba1cc0000"}">European Union lawmakers expand its remit to include risks linked to climate change and the rise of digital assets.

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Lawmakers Demand Harvard, Penn, MIT Presidents Be Removed (1)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers demanded the dismissal of three high-profile university presidents who testified before a House committee this week about antisemitism and offered narrow legal responses to questions over whether calling for the genocide of Jews was against school policy.

OpenAI Picks WilmerHale Lawyers for Altman Firing Investigation

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Fox News Seeks to Toss Fired Producer’s Election Coverage Suit

<-bsp-bb-link state="{"bbHref":"bbg://securities/0201564D%20US%20Equity","_id":"0000018c-4b70-d5be-a5ef-db7981f60000","_type":"0000016b-944a-dc2b-ab6b-d57ba1cc0000"}">Fox News asked a federal judge in Washington to dismiss a lawsuit by a former TV producer who said he was fired for disagreeing with the network’s coverage of the November 2020 election.

Honeywell to Buy Carrier Security Business for $5 Billion (3)

Honeywell International agreed to acquire the security business of <-rte-company state="{"_id":"0000018c-4b65-d5be-a5ef-db7d1bc70001","_type":"00000160-4b23-d8bd-adfd-4b3348fd0000"}">Carrier Global Corp. for an enterprise value of about $5 billion, which marks the biggest deal since 2015 for the maker of jet engines and gas detectors.

Firefighters Will Be Suing, Getting Sued Over PFAS

States Scramble on Water Rights Pact as Deadline Nears

An Energy Regulator Crossed Manchin, Now He's Gone

Fusion Is Promising, but Isn't a Near-Term Solution