Latest Environmental Defense Fund News

Climate concerns grow as US helps Europe replace Russian gas

Jun. 30, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amos Hochstein, President Joe Biden’s point man for global energy problems, says he knows that transitioning away from the climate-wrecking pollution of fossil fuels is the only way to go. He advocates urgently for renewable energy, for energy-smart thermostats and heat pumps....

Biden restores stricter environmental review of big projects

Apr. 19, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations that require rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — including likely impacts on climate change and nearby communities. The longstanding reviews were...

Natural gas pipeline future in doubt after SCOTUS rejection

Apr. 18, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a St. Louis-based natural gas company's appeal of a lower court's decision that could close a pipeline that runs through parts of Illinois and Missouri. The court rejected Spire Inc.'s appeal without comment. Spire President Scott...