Night Energy and Environment – Presented by the American Petroleum Institute – Penn East Supreme Court wins

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Today, as the pipeline operator is down, we are looking at a study that is worrying news for the next generation, and a reversal of the plastic industry with a democratic tax plan.

For The Hill, we are Rachel Frasen and Zack Budrick. Write us tips at rfrazin@thehill.com and zbudryk@thehill.com. Follow us on Twitter @Rahel Frazzin And @BudrykZack.

Let’s go inside.

Penn East stops pipeline expansion

Despite a court decision this summer, the Pentagon will suspend the construction of the Pennsylvania-New Jersey natural gas pipeline.

Spokesman Pat Kornic told Hill that the company had suspended development due to a lack of licenses for the New Jersey fleet.

“Penn East has received a certificate from the public in comfort and importance to build the proposed pipeline and obtain some necessary permits. Part of the project jersey, ”Cornik said in a statement.

Therefore, following extensive review and discussion by Pen East partners, further development of the project will no longer be supported. Accordingly, Penn East has halted all further development of the project, ”the statement continued.

History so far: The Supreme Court ruled in June that New Jersey could sue Paplinlin to take over the state.

This is not the first pipeline project to stop construction in recent months, despite a high court decision.

Last year, the companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline won a license in the Supreme Court, but it was terminated.

Read more about the decision here.

Children are three times more likely to be exposed to climate-related disasters than their grandparents: a study

Experts have warned that climate change could have a profound effect on poor and vulnerable populations, but a study published in the journal Science can have a far-reaching effect on young generations.

Researchers estimate that according to current Paris climate agreement obligations, Born in 2020, they are twice as likely to be born in the 1960s as wildfires, 2.8 times crop failure, 2.6 times drought, and 2.8 times river flooding and below. Seven times the heat waves.

“Our results pose a serious threat to the well-being of young generations and require significant reductions in emissions to protect the future,” said Wim Trie, associate professor of research at the University of Brussels, Belgium.

But this is not the only option Researchers have also analyzed temperatures as high as 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit[1.5 ° C]which is very good at the Global Climate Change Panel. In this case, the People born in 2020 reported a 45 percent reduction in heat exposure and a 39 percent reduction in drought risk. Meanwhile, river floods have reduced crop yields by 38 percent, crop failure by 28 percent and wildfires by 10 percent.

However, theoretically, at temperatures of 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 ° C) or above, people born after 1980 are still exposed to those phenomena that were not in pre-industrial history.

“Basically, people under the age of 40 are living a life of unprecedented proportions, even in the face of extreme climate change,” he said.

Read more about the study here.

Message from API

These relationships will also help us plan for the future, ”said Andreas Schmel, of Ford Motor Company. That future includes low CO2 emissions in collaboration with CO natural gas and oil companies.

The plastics industry is screaming at the ‘re’ democratic tax plan

The Democratic project to support the party’s $ 3.5 trillion budget by taxing single-use plastics is causing further waste and pushing back pressure from industry members who argue it hurts the average American.

The Senate Finance Committee is considering a tax proposal on the sale of virgin plastic resin: Basic materials used to make single plastics: One way to pay for the grand budget, according to a document released earlier this month. .

However, the idea has provoked strong opposition from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastic Group, which represents 28 companies, including major chemical manufacturers such as Excon Mobile, Chevron and others, as well as Dupon and Dow Chemical.

The group says such a tax would add an additional $ 40 billion in taxes and “penalize” Americans who rely on plastic vehicles for electric vehicles, roofing, electronics and packaging, supporting non-government programs and exacerbating inflation.

Read more about pushing here.

I miss four

Category 4 Hurricane Cyclone is moving faster in the North Atlantic, but AccuWeather is likely to prevent the fall of the United States, AccuWeather said.

The hurricane is still the strongest hurricane in the Sapphire-Simpson hurricane, with winds of up to 150 miles per hour.

Hurricane-force winds up to 30 miles[30 km]from the center of the storm, and tropical-strong winds up to 90 miles[40 km]from the center.

National Weather Center Sam is expected to remain in the storm for several days.

This weekend, Sam began to move further north and will continue to move north as the week progresses, AccuWeather reports.

Read more here.

Tap tomorrow

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to “review the administration of laws under the control of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.” All four FERC commissioners are scheduled to appear.

Message from API

These relationships will also help us plan for the future, ”said Andreas Schmel, of Ford Motor Company. That future includes lower CO2 emissions in partnership with US natural gas and oil companies.

What we read

ICYMI

Nearly a third of BP stations in the UK do not run out of fuel

Famous ff Jose Andres shares an active volcanic video on La Palma

And finally, they think they will choose the invincible and invincible one: Tusk

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