POLICY: While the Inflation Reduction Act has put the U.S. on track to halve emissions by 2030, more policy will be needed to reach net-zero by 2050, according to a new paper by the National Academies of Science. (Ars Technica) 

TRANSPORTATION: A five-year, $6.4 billion federal program aims to reduce tailpipe emissions via small-scale transportation alternative projects designed to take vehicles off the road. (Stateline)



  • New research on hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas confirms earlier data that links the practice to an array of health harms, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and birth defects. (Inside Climate News)
  • Federal regulators approve a natural gas pipeline expansion in the Pacific Northwest over the protests of environmentalists and West Coast leaders, who say it will increase emissions and wildfire risk. (Associated Press) 
  • An advocacy group uses horror movie trailer tropes in a new ad highlighting the climate and public health risks of natural gas. (Guardian)
  • Alaska’s industrial development agency sues the Biden administration for allegedly violating federal laws when canceling Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas leases last month. (Alaska Beacon) 


COAL: Congress members call for an investigation into “zombie mines,” where coal production has idled but reclamation remains incomplete, after an Appalachian advocacy group identified 633,000 acres in seven states that need reclamation. (Inside Climate News)



EMISSIONS: As technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere advances, researchers are increasingly focusing on doing the same for methane. (E&E News)

COMMENTARY: A California columnist says hydrogen could one day be a climate solution, but for now it is a dangerous distraction sowing division and mistrust among politicians and environmentalists. (Los Angeles Times)

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.