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MINNESOTA: Republicans force out top pollution official after EV spat

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s top environmental regulator resigned Tuesday after the state’s Republican-controlled Senate refused to keep Laura Bishop in office after she served 2 ½ years under Gov. Tim Walz (D).

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FINANCE: Former Wall Street executive leaves Biden climate team

Progressives raised alarms in March when news broke that Mark Gallogly, a private equity mogul, was joining the Biden administration’s climate fight. They said he had a history of “profiteering off of the climate crisis.”

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CONGRESS: GOP touted a climate caucus; methane vote shows its limits

Dozens of House Republicans signed up last week for a new Conservative Climate Caucus intended to engage members on the issue and trumpet the GOP’s newfound respect for climate science. Two days later, nearly all of them opposed a measure to curb methane emissions.

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CONGRESS: Whitehouse, Schatz float new carbon tax bill

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) yesterday introduced a new carbon pricing bill they say could generate some $2.4 trillion in revenue over 10 years, a potentially appealing selling point amid congressional debate on an infrastructure bill.

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NASA: Biden budget would spend $2.25B on climate satellites

NASA would deploy a $2.25 billion Earth System Observatory as part of a Biden administration imperative to better prepare the county for natural disasters and other climate risk, according to the White House’s fiscal 2022 budget proposal released last week.

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