The Hill - The head of the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) rebuked a Senate energy and water spending bill on Tuesday, saying it defunds "important investments" in the energy sector proposed by President Obama.
Energy & Environment Daily - The nonprofit group Environment America yesterday announced the biggest outreach campaign yet in support of the controversial water rule finalized by the Obama administration last week.
Washington Post - For off-roading enthusiasts, a relaxing drive on the beach in warm weather may seem like an innocent enough activity. For the nesting shorebirds who make their home along the coastline this time of year, it's another story.
Energy & Environment Daily - The House passed a spending bill yesterday that would make cuts to climate research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as prevent the agency from enforcing a short recreational season for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.
Washington Post - Snow cover- the extent of the Earth's surface that is covered with snow - was the third-lowest on record this May for North America, according to Researchers at Rutgers University who track snow cover each year based on an analysis of satellite images.
Energy & Environment Daily - With the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee kicking work on West-wide drought legislation, the Interior Department is eyeing new authorities it could win through the process, including the ability to enter into novel types of agreements to build water infrastructure projects, the agency's top water official said yesterday.
LA Times - It finally stopped raining this week in Oklahoma and Texas, where a nearly nonstop series of storms resulted in deadly flooding and made for the wettest month in both state's recorded history. So what is happening to all that water?
Environment & Energy Daily - The cloud of uncertainty over federal highway programs is also shadowing small businesses, two executives told a House panel yesterday.