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Ari Natter

Trump Considers Easing Nuclear Rules for Saudi Project

The Trump administration is encouraging Saudi Arabia to consider bids by Westinghouse Electric Co. and other U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country and may allow the enrichment of uranium as part of that deal, according to three people familiar with the plans.

Tax Breaks for Oil, Wind, Electric Cars Survive in Senate Bill

Tax breaks cherished by both the fossil fuel and renewable energy industries emerged unscathed in a tax plan unveiled in the U.S. Senate, according to details of the bill released Thursday evening by the chamber’s main tax writing committee.

How Coal Giant Peabody's Ideas Ended Up in Trump's Coal Study

Days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry requested a study on how to help coal-fired power plants, a lobbyist for the largest U.S. coal producer contacted the department to offer his advice. Many of those ideas became part of the department’s efforts to help the fuel source.

House GOP Tax Bill Would End Electric-Car Tax Credits

The push by Tesla Inc., General Motors Co. and other carmakers to boost sales of electric vehicles was dealt a blow by House Republicans who on Thursday proposed eliminating a $7,500 per vehicle tax credit that has helped stoke early demand.

Trump Tells EPA to Boost Biofuels After Iowa Uproar

President Donald Trump intervened personally with the Environmental Protection Agency amid pressure from Republicans in the politically important state of Iowa who worried the agency was poised to weaken biofuel quotas, three people familiar with the discussions said.

Trump’s Picks for Top Weather and Environment Jobs Draw Criticism

President Donald Trump tapped a former Texas regulator who has argued the moral case for fossil fuels to be the top White House environment official and the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc. to lead the federal government’s weather and climate science office, picks that drew immediate criticism.

Trump Tweet Hits Sore Spot: Slow Pace of Puerto Rico’s Recovery

President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning tweet that the federal government can’t help Puerto Rico forever infuriated some of the U.S. commonwealth’s political leaders. It also raised a pressing question about the island’s recovery: Why is it taking so long?

Trump Taps McConnell's Ex-Energy Adviser to Lead Regulator

President Donald Trump tapped Neil Chatterjee, who helped coordinate attacks against power-plant emissions rules as a senior adviser to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to lead a federal agency that oversees energy markets and approves pipelines.

Congress Is Still Fighting Over Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Congressional Republicans renewed their effort to save the traditional light bulb, passing a measure to block federal energy standards that have come to symbolize government overreach for many consumers but are largely embraced by manufacturers as the cost of the newer bulbs has plummeted.

Ernest Moniz Is Back

While President Donald Trump’s Energy Department is studying how to save coal plants, veterans from the administration of President Barack Obama’s Energy Department announced a new effort to figure out how to curtail carbon in the U.S. energy system.

Shooting Suspect's Story: Tales of Gunfire and Online Rants

The man suspected of shooting a top GOP congressman and several others Wednesday expressed disdain for Republicans on social media and was questioned by police in March after a neighbor complained about gunshots coming from his rural Illinois property.

Top Trump Aides Clash on Legal Risks of Paris Climate Accord

Senior advisers to Donald Trump were divided over the Paris climate accord in a meeting Thursday, as Cabinet members and staffers considered whether staying in the pact could legally jeopardize the president’s regulatory rollbacks, according to people familiar with the high-level gathering.