Overnight Energy: Newsom Calls on Californians to Reduce Personal Water Use to Fight Drought | John Kerry to Visit Moscow Officials to Discuss ‘Global Climate Ambition’ | EPA bans sale of Trump-authorized COVID-19 disinfectant



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Today we see Californians being asked to reduce their water consumption, John KerryJohn KerryJohn Kerry to Visit Moscow Officials to Discuss ‘Global Climate Ambition’ Progressive Groups Warn of Climate Risk of US Conflicting Approach to China Importance of Expanding carbon capture at the PLUS marketThe EPA’s next trip to Russia and the EPA’s reversal of focus on a disinfectant approved under Trump.

WATER BELOW BRIDGE: Newsom calls on Californians to reduce personal water consumption to fight drought

Governor of California Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom California Governor Urges Residents To Cut Water Use Unnecessary Local Stimulus Funding Could Mark End To Competitive Federalism The Hill’s Morning Report – GOPers 2024 Target: Go Cautiously, Don’t Disturb Trump MORE (D) called on residents of the state to reduce their water use by 15% as the state extends its declaration of drought emergency to 50 of the state’s 58 counties.

The decree does not mandate reductions in water consumption and instead suggests individual reductions such as one less outdoor watering day per week or less frequent use of washing machines. Newsom told reporters on Thursday that the state “encourages people to do common sense things”, according to to the Sacramento Bee.

“The whole state is in a drought today, and to meet this urgent challenge, we must all step up and do our part to reduce water use as California continues to build a water system. ‘more climate resilient water supply to protect the future of our state,’ Newsom said in a declaration. “We are proud of the tremendous progress that has been made in using water more efficiently and reducing water wastage, but we can all find opportunities this summer to keep more water in reserve, as this drought could extend to see you next year and beyond. ”

Has the state ever tried mandatory restrictions? : In 2015, Newsom’s predecessor Gov. Jerry Brown (D) initially made the same call for voluntary cuts, but ultimately ordered mandatory cuts of 25%, according to the Bee.

Newsom faces the state’s second re-election for governor in September, although most polls show him heavily favored to stay in power.

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RUSSIAN FOR A SOLUTION: John Kerry to visit Moscow officials to discuss ‘global climate ambition’

American climate envoy John Kerry will travel to Moscow to speak to officials next week about “global climate ambition”.

The trip will take place July 12-15, the State Department said in a statement. short announcement. It comes as the two nations disagree on a host of issues.

The story so far: Russia participated in a White House climate summit in april. President BidenJoe BidenJohn Kerry to Visit Moscow Officials to Discuss “Global Climate Ambition” Civil Rights Leaders Find Meeting with WH “Encouraging” Amid Voting Rights Battle Pentagon Considering Locations to Send Afghan interpreters as Biden promises evacuations by end of July MORE said at the time that he was “encouraged” that the Russian President Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich PutinJohn Kerry to Visit Moscow Officials to Discuss ‘Global Climate Ambition’ Hillicon Valley: Warren Calls on SEC to Take a Closer Look at Cryptocurrency Exchanges | Maryland Town Taken Offline in Massive Ransomware Attack | Huawei hires three new lobbying firms New START expansion lacks critical points for strategic stability MORE called for working with other countries to advance carbon dioxide elimination.

“The United States looks forward to working with Russia and other countries in this endeavor,” Biden said at the time. “It is very promising.”

China and the United States are the world leaders in terms of coal and oil smoke emissions, according to The Associated Press. Russia is ranked fourth due to its dependence on burning coal.

Read more about the announcement here

WORD TO THE WISE: EPA bans sale of Trump-authorized COVID-19 disinfectant

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week issued an order banning the sale of a disinfectant that the Trump administration has granted emergency clearance to fight COVID-19.

The agency said in a press release Thursday that its investigators have determined that Allied BioScience, the maker of the disinfectant, is marketing, selling and distributing it in “ways inconsistent” with the law, regulations and terms and conditions. emergency authorizations.

The agency also said it was also revoking an emergency exemption for the chemical, known as SurfaceWise2, in Arkansas and Texas due to “the corporate misconduct described above and scientific concerns regarding product performance “.

“Pesticides can cause serious harm to human health and the environment, which is why the EPA requires their registration before they are distributed for use,” said Larry Starfield, acting chief of the enforcement office. of the agency’s law, in a press release. “The EPA is committed to holding companies accountable for their failure to comply with federal environmental laws.

SurfaceWise2 was originally approved for use in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, including on certain American Airlines aircraft, in airport facilities, and in orthopedic facilities.

Learn more about the decision here



  • The House Appropriations Committee to mark his finance bill for the Ministry of Energy


  • The Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works will vote on the appointments of Jane Nishida, who would head international and tribal affairs at the EPA; Jeffrey Prieto, who would be the EPA’s senior lawyer, and Alejandra Castillo, who would be assistant secretary for economic development in the Commerce Department.
  • The EPW Committee will also be hold a hearing on the appointment of Michael Connor, who would serve as Deputy Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, overseeing the Civil Works program of the Army Corps of Engineers
  • The Chamber’s Energy and Commerce Committee will oversee audience on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources own a business meeting on its energy infrastructure legislation


  • The House Climate Crisis Committee will hold a audience titled “Advancing environmental justice through climate action”
  • The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a audience titled “Are Toxic Chemicals from Tires and Playground Surfaces Killing Endangered Salmon?” ”


The ERCOT report confirms that gas and coal power plant outages played a big role in grid problems in June, Dallas Morning News reports

Billionaire space race countdown raises climate questions, E&E news reports

France calls for a global floor on carbon pricing, Reuters reports

Minnesota’s updated conservation program aims to close the “pre-weather” gap, Energy Information Network reports

Government of South Dakota. Kristi noemKristi Lynn Noem South Dakota Governor Sends More Troops to US-Mexico Border 12:30 p.m. Report from The Hill: Search for Surfside Continues as Tropical Storm Elsa hits The Hill’s Morning Report – 2024 GOPers Goal: Go Cautiously, don’t disturb Trump PLUS defends ag merger, environmental agencies at the top, The Grand Forks Herald reports

ICYMI: Friday Stories …

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EPA prohibits the sale of COVID-19 disinfectant authorized under Trump

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