Oil & Gas Journal – The US Office of Natural Resources Revenue announced on Aug. 7 that it is repealing higher royalty rates for production of oil, gas, and coal on federal and Indian land that the Obama administration imposed on July 1, 2016.
TIME – President Trump said that he had fulfilled his campaign promise to end the "the war on beautiful, clean coal." But at the same time, his administration is pushing measures that would slow the development of clean coal.
WSMV – A win in court for local environmental groups. A federal judge ordered the TVA to dig up coal ash created by the TVA's Gallatin plant, and move it to a landfill with a liner to protect surrounding waters.
The New York Times – The Trump administration said late Wednesday that it would not delay an Obama-era regulation on smog-forming pollutants from smokestacks and tailpipes, a move that environmental groups hailed as a victory.
Oil & Gas Journal – The US Senate effectively restored the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s quorum on Aug. 3 as it approved the nominations of Rob Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to be commissioners by unanimous consent.
Reuters – U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.
Dover Post – Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross opposing the issuance of five permits submitted to the NOAA for companies planning to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic along the outer continental shelf.