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Today we are looking at a new executive Order on Emissions from the Federal Government, the latest from Senator. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOn the Money Dems Lay Blam forBuild Back Better Bloup McConnell: Manchin’s opposition of Biden plan a ‘great shot in arm for the country. Harris says’stakes too high’ for Build Back Better be about Manchin.(D-W.Va.), on the methane fees and environmental details in the final text for the National Defense Authorization Act.
Lets jump in.
Biden signs net zero order for 2050
President BidenJoe BidenFederal class-action lawsuit filed over treatment for Haitian migrants Staffer who was in contact with Biden tests positive to COVID-19 Overnight Defense & National Security. New rules attempt to combat extremism in ranksWednesday’s executive order directs the federal government towards net-zero carbon emission by 2050.
The order directs the federal government, to use its purchasing power towards a goal for 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2030. This is five years before the administration’s target of 2035 in regard to national carbon neutrality. The order directs the government to ensure that demand is met by ensuring that at least half of the energy is produced locally.
The order directs that the federal government will also reduce its operating emission by 65 percent by 2030. This is also more ambitious that the administration’s goal of reducing emissions by half by 2030. The federal government’s 2050 date for carbon neutrality is in line with the administration’s goal of nationwide net-zero emissions.
What more? Chairman, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Tom CarperThomas (Tom Richard CarperBiden raises car mileage standards, reverses Trump’s rollback Key climate program remains in spending bill for the moment Amtrak names longtime CEO (D-Del.) (D-Del.)
Carper stated in a statement that the order will help us reach our shared climate goals, strengthen our clean energy sector, and improve the implementation of our bipartisan infrastructure bill. This will allow more Americans to get jobs with good pay.
The Delaware senator stated that states will need to cooperate to achieve the goals set forth in the order.
Find out more about the order.
Carbon capture and storage One way to reduce emissions.
Nearly two-thirds global CO comes from industry and power generation2 emissions. ExxonMobil is collaborating on some aspects of the The largest carbon capture and storage project in the worldTo reduce industrial emissions at large scale.
Manchin is encouraged by the progress made in methane fee
Sen. Joe Manchin(D-W.Va.), expressed some openness to the latest iteration Democrats’ program to cut methane from the oil and natural gas sector on Wednesday. He told reporters that good adjustments had been made.
They are currently working on it. When Manchin was asked about the program, he said that he believed they had made some improvements.
He said that certain aspects remain under discussion.
This includes? You have to choose one of these two options. Do you want to see regulations that are essentially different from the EPA? [Environmental Protection Agency]Do you want money or do you want to comply with the regulations? If they’re following the regulations, then there shouldn’t be a fee. Manchin stated that other things could be discussed.
Methane is a climate-warming gas. It is 25 times as potent as carbon dioxide over a 100 years. It was responsible for approximately 10% of the country’s contribution to climate change in 2019.
Democrats proposed a fee that would see oil and gas companies being fined for excessive emissions of gas in their climate or social spending bills.
You can read more about Manchins comments by clicking here.
CLIMATE PROVISIONS IN NDAA
Late Tuesday, the House passed a compromise version (NDAA) of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.The budget for the military is set and funds are raised.
The Senate will now consider the nearly $800billion bill. This containsThere are many environmental provisions that can be applied to your home, such as:
- Plan and implement extreme weather risk management strategies
- Testing for PFAS chemicals in military and National Guard installations is required
- Require the defense department to publish groundwater testing results for PFAS at or near current or former military sites and National Guard stations
- Temporary halt to the burning of PFAS-contaminated materials and firefighting foam containing PFAS
- Community cleanup funds for PFAS contamination
- To achieve carbon neutrality in 2035, 10 percent of major Defense installations must be present.
You can read more about the passage of the NDAA here.
TOMORROW: ON TAP
- The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs CommitteeA hearing will be heldon federal efforts in addressing PFAS contamination. Sean O’Donnell, the inspector General overseeing both EPA, and the Defense Department is scheduled to testify along with several defense officials.
- The Select Climate Crisis CommitteeA hearing will be held“Climate investments to help families, businesses”
WHAT WE ARE READING
Industry Must Be Prepared for Community Air Monitoring Bloomberg Law reports
EPA-linked consultant undermines agency’s PFAS concerns E&E News reports
Five environmental victories starting in 2021 that offer hope National Geographic reports
Hawaii Military Families Relocate to Hotels in the Face of Water Crisis Honolulu Civil Beat reports
Oil pipes in California that leak are not fully functional The Associated Press reports
Finally, something a little off-beat and unusual: Busted.
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