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Energy Update: July 31, 2020

In the States

KS: Governor Laura Kelly reaffirmed a 2004 moratorium on wind energy development at the Tallgrass Heartland region of the Flint Hills, an area covering 12 Kansas counties. Initially issued by former Governor Kathleen Sebelius and expanded to its current size by former Governor Sam B…

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Energy Update: July 10, 2020

In the States

ME: Governor Janet Mills announced a $170 million deal with Hydro-Quebec to provide 500,000 megawatts of discounted electricity through Central Maine Power’s recently-approved transmission corridor, the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC). According to the Governor’s office, th…

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Energy Update: June 19, 2020

In the States

CA: California state legislators sent a joint letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging Congress to support the clean energy industry in California. The letter, which was signed by approximately half of the California legislature, asks Spea…

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Energy Update: May 29, 2020

In the States

MT: Governor Steve Bullock announced he is directing $5 million in federal funding from the CARES Act to expand assistance for the approximately 18,000 beneficiaries of Montana’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Funds will also be used for a new COVID-19-specific …

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Energy Update: May 8, 2020

In the States

CA: The California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA), a trade organization representing approximately 500 oil and natural gas producers, is calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to relax his oversight efforts of the fossil fuel industry. In his initial 2020-21 state budget, Govern…

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Energy Update: April 17, 2020

In the States

Governors Greg Abbott of Texas, Gary Herbert of Utah, Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, Mark Gordon of Wyoming, and John Bel Edwards of Louisiana wrote EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting a general waiver of renewable fuel standard compliance. The Governors are seeking this waiver to…

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