The September issue of Environment & Climate News reports Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a law rescinding the state’s renewable energy mandates, replacing them with voluntary goals. The law represents a significant setback for global warming activists and the wind and solar energy industries.
Also in this issue:
- Several states are planning to defy the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which limits carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
- More than 500 scientists and colleagues of embattled climatologist Dr. Willie Soon signed a letter requesting an investigation into his treatment by his employer, the Smithsonian Institution.
- Over Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) objections, the Democrat-controlled Maryland legislature passed a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing. T
- wenty-nine states are suing EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the White House’s Waters of the United States rule.
- A new report offers an alternative approach to national forest management: charter forests.
- The Arizona Supreme Court ruled the Center for Biological Diversity libeled Arizona rancher Jim Chilton, awarding Chilton $600,000 in actual and punitive damages.
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