What You Missed in Environmental Policy News: Week Ending Jan. 29

Supreme Court building

Our reporters tweeted through Blizzard Jonas to bring you the news, and there was plenty of it. Here are just a few bits and tweets you may have missed last week:

  • Ari Natter was on Capitol Hill, meticulously tracking the progress of the Senate energy bill (S. 2012) that is currently on the floor. And nothing makes up for tracking legislation in person: https://twitter.com/AriNatter/status/692428572024279040. Subscribers had plenty more from Natter and the rest of our team, including this free story from Andrea Vittorio on an amendment on fossil fuel disclosure on climate change that was offered for the bill.
  •   Meanwhile, Rebecca Kern went to Missouri to learn about nuclear energy:https://twitter.com/rebeccamkern/status/693186009010302976. But before Kern left the DC-Maryland-Virginia area for her nuclear excursion, she reported for Bloomberg BNA subscribers on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s demand response program, and what that means for consumers and electric companies.
  • Anthony Adragna spoke with a few lawmakers about issues such as the Flint, Mich., drinking water crisis: https://twitter.com/AnthonyAdragna/status/693121920208879620. He also delved into the recently released lobbying data to write on efforts by more than 40 groups to influence Congress on Congressional Review Act resolutions related to the Clean Power Plan and more, now free to read. More lobbying stories stayed behind the paywall.
  • Andrew Childers again exhibited his expertise in energy, the environment … and Batman: https://twitter.com/A_Childers_/status/692736125190983680. Childers broke away from comics, though, to write up this free article on the Clean Power Plan’s first interaction with the Supreme Court and later to follow up on it for subscribers.

But the @BBNAEnvironment #MustRead this week goes to Stephen Lee, who looked into whether the Justice Department will aim to humanize complex environmental violations by using worker safety stories in its new enforcement push. It’s free to read.