Of the 10, businessman Sam Carpenter, state Rep. Knute Buehler and retired Navy pilot Greg Wooldridge have emerged as leaders in fundraising and GOP straw polls. However, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown remains the favorite to win in November. Brown became governor in 2015 upon the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber following an ethics scandal, and she won a special election in 2016. … [Read more...] about Primaries: 4 states voting; Trump’s Senate pick wins in Pa.
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“If we are able to make a difference and this is a good, positive experience for us this fall, I think we end up doing more in the 2020 cycle,” he said. “We’d have to raise significantly more to get involved in the Senate and presidential, but I’m not ruling it out.” … [Read more...] about Conservative DC group throws money to Mark Harris of NC, 11 other Republicans
SUSTAINABILITYCeres Buildings Report ReleasedA May 21 report by Ceres stated that energy efficiency presents an opportunity to mitigate the effects of climate change while simultaneously presenting a strong investment opportunity. In order to promote large-scale investment in energy efficiency projects, three main policy areas must be addressed: utility disincentives to pursuing energy efficiency must be removed; demand for energy efficient projects must be driven through building codes, appliance and equipment efficiency standards, and building energy disclosure standards; and financing mechanisms must be enabled to allow energy efficiency retrofit loans to be pooled into products investors can use. … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Weekly Update – Week of June 10, 2013
Boiler, Incinerator Public Comment to be ReopenedThe Environmental Protection Agency announced August 14 that it has agreed to reconsider boiler and incinerator air pollution technical standards by reopening the public comment period. While the agency has yet to publish a notice of reconsideration with the full list of topics, it will ask for comments on the carbon monoxide limit, the definition of startup and shutdown periods, and continuous parameter monitor systems. The regulations were finalized in December 2012, and the agency sent letters to petitioning industry groups August 5 saying it was granting reconsideration. … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Law Update – August 19, 2013
CongressMATS Overturn RejectedThe Senate voted June 20 to reject Senator James Inhofe’s (R-OK) proposal to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury and air toxics standard. The 46-53 vote on a motion to proceed ended further action on S.J. Res. 37, which would have barred the agency from regulating mercury and other air toxics from power plants. Republican Senators Lamar Alexander (TN), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Scott Brown (MA), Susan Collins (ME), and Olympia Snowe (ME) voted with Democrats to defend the December rule, while Democrat Senators Mary Landrieu (LA), Joe Manchin (WV), Ben Nelson (NE), Mark Warner (VA), and Jim Webb (VA) vote for the resolution. To overturn the rule, the resolution needed approval in the House and Senate as well as the president’s signature; the White House issued a veto threat June 18. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) are circulating a letter asking President Obama to issue an executive order allowing utilities … [Read more...] about Energy and Environmental Law Updates – June 24, 2012