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Energy

Supreme Court pulls Biden administration into climate lawsuit showdown

The Biden administration is being called in to help the justices decide whether or not to add a climate change fight to next term’s docket.

Property contamination

NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit reversed a Louisiana federal court’s determination that Chevron conceded that it had contaminated a property and must evaluate it and create a remediation plan. The appellate court says this was a misinterpretation of the oil giant’s limited admission, and notes the relevant law allows Chevron to determine whether remediation is necessary. Its plan to evaluate the property without a remediation plan complies with the law’s requirements.

Virginia governor exits stage left on electric vehicle mandate

Democrats claim the Republican governor is overstepping his authority against the wishes of the state legislature.

Climate solution: Massachusetts town experiments with community heating and cooling

Framingham, Massachusetts, will be part of a pilot climate solution that connects 37 homes and businesses with a highly efficient, underground heating and cooling system.

Wisconsin appeals court tosses regulation barring consumers’ bids in wholesale energy markets

Clean-energy advocates claimed the rule unlawfully blocked financing for solar power, but the appeals court invalidated it due to how it was imposed.

Schumer, Democrats urge Justice Department to prosecute alleged oil industry collusion, price-fixing

In a report, the FTC said collusion may have cost the average American household up to $500 per car in increased annual fuel costs.

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