ATLANTIC: Regulators are taking a second look at large-scale energy projects proposed for both sides of New Jersey's shoreline that involve wind energy and liquefied natural gas.State Senate President Steve Sweeney and two other legislators want the Board of Public Utilities to suspend approval of a proposed wind energy project off the coast of Atlantic City and consider whether to replace Orsted, the Danish company selected for the project, claiming it has not delivered enough economic benefits to the state and local communities.That move came shortly before a regional commission placed a hold on its initial approval of a facility to accept natural gas recovered from Pennsylvania's shale fields via hydraulic fracturing, and store it for eventual export.In a letter sent Wednesday to the BPU, Sweeney said Orsted may have misrepresented what it could deliver in terms of economic benefits of the project. In particular, Sweeney, a Democrat, cited the failure to create a pole foundation … [Read more...] about New Jersey regulators take new look at wind, gas projects
How democratic was andrew jackson dbq
He noted the U.S. killings of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019 and of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, but made no mention of the 2011 killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden under President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden. Trump, his wife Melania, and family members of one of the flight attendants on Flight 93 took part in a wreath laying ceremony in front of the wall of names of those that were killed. Earlier, all 40 names of the passengers and crew members were read aloud, followed by the ringing of bells of remembrance. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, Joe Biden take break from campaign to commemorate 9/11 anniversary
DETROIT: California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future generations.The administration billed the proposed rollback from Obama-era fuel efficiency standards as a way to help car companies and lower vehicle prices for consumers, but critics said the plan would accelerate climate change and increase fuel prices. By seeking to strip California of its authority to set its own strict vehicle emissions standards, the proposal also opens new questions about the limits of federal powers over states.The 19 states, and Washi"The Trump Administration has launched a brazen attack, no matter how it is cloaked, on our nation's Clean Car Standards," said California's attorney general, Xavier Becerra. California "will use every legal tool at its disposal" to defend strict standards, he … [Read more...] about U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions
"Employment growth is still set to lag the recovery in broader economic activity over the coming months given its greater exposure to the services sectors worst affected by the pandemic," Andrew Hunter, senior US economist at Capial Economics, said in a research note. … [Read more...] about US unemployment decreases in August
“It is maddening right now that when we have this cosmic challenge to our communities, with the entire West Coast of the United States on fire, to have a president to deny that these are not just wildfires, these are climate fires,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday on “ABC’s This Week.” … [Read more...] about Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires in U.S.