Energy news in brief

** A top Senate Democrat, Tom Carper of Delaware is urging U.S. anti-pollution standards that would follow a deal brokered by California with five automakers and then set targets to end sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, a goal that reaches farther than President Joe Biden’s climate plan.

** A Canadian corporation looking to open a uranium mine in South Dakota near Rapid City is resuming the permit process with the state, while opponents say the project will ruin the area.

** Six American oil executives jailed in Venezuela more than three years ago on corruption charges were granted house arrest on Friday in a gesture of goodwill toward the Biden administration as it reviews its policy toward the politically turbulent South American country.

** President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and members of their administration are fanning out across the country to sell their nearly $4 trillion infrastructure proposal as they move beyond their first 100 days in office.

** A nonprofit volunteer group announced Sunday it is suspending its organization of search efforts for seven men missing since an offshore oil industry vessel capsized off Louisiana’s coast on April 13.

** White House ethics filings reveal how John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate unloaded millions of dollars in shares of oil and gas firms before joining the White House. He  previously invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Duke Energy, Cimarex, Dominion Energy, Xcel Energy, Exelon Corporation, Valero Energy Corporation and WEC Energy Group, according to Office of Government Ethics filings obtained by Axios. Kerry sold off his entire stock portfolio, which was worth between $4.2 and $15 million, prior to joining President Joe Biden’s administration.

** The volume of spent nuclear fuel produced by nuclear power plants in the United States has steadily increased during the past few decades. The volume of spent nuclear fuel at the end of 2017 was 13.5% metric tons more than at the end of June 2013, according to newly released data from EIA’s Nuclear Fuel Data Survey.

** Memphis residents rally against the proposed Byhalia Connection pipeline ahead of a Tuesday city council vote on a drinking water regulation ordinance that could potentially stop the project.

** Two people are arrested and charged with felonies for a Mountain Valley Pipeline protest in western Virginia in which one of them, an elected official on a state conservation board, chained himself to a construction truck in protest.