Quick energy reads

** The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could roll back the Chevron doctrine, which gave more power to federal agencies. Their ruling could have major implications for environmental regulations going forward.

** On Wednesday the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on permitting reform.

** On Thursday Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is expected to testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

** A resolution to undo President Biden’s suspension of solar power tariffs could come up for a vote in the Senate this week after passing the House on a bipartisan basis Friday.

** The Biden administration formally issued a record of decision Monday to green-light a massive Alaska natural gas pipeline and export project that’s strongly opposed by environmental groups. The $38.7 billion project – which involves an 807-mile pipeline that traverses the length of Alaska and an export terminal – would significantly boost U.S. natural gas exports to Asia.

** Regulators in California have voted to ban the sale of new diesel 18-wheelers by 2036 and will require all trucks to be zero-emission by 2042, according to Reuters. It’s a decision that once again puts the Golden State at the front lines of the fight on vehicle pollutionThe California Air Resources Board unanimously approved the Advanced Clean Fleets rule.

** -Marathon Petroleum Corp posted a more than three-fold jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday, benefiting from higher margins on sustained fuel demand and tight crude supplies, and boosted its share buyback programme by $5 billion.




** Eleven Chemical Plants in China and One in the U.S. Emit a Climate Super-Pollutant Called Nitrous Oxide That’s 273 Times More Potent Than Carbon Dioxide (Inside Climate News)

** Germany called Tuesday for governments around the world to work on setting an ambitious target for renewable energy that would “ring in the end of the fossil fuel age” and help prevent dangerous global warming.