OVERNIGHT ENERGY: GOP governors want climate rule nixed

CLIMATE RULE: Nine Republican governors want President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pull the power plant greenhouse gas rule unveiled this month.

In a Monday letter, the governors called the rule an “unprecedented move” that “would largely dictate to the states the type of electricity generation they could build and operate.”

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) gave his two cents Monday as well. Jindal said while litigation should be a last resort, if Congress doesn't act it will be pursued.

"There’s a very good chance of litigation not only initiated by the states, but the industry is another,” Jindal said at a Petroleum Club press briefing in Texas Monday.


ON TAP TUESDAY I: The Canadian American Business Council will hold a summit Tuesday on the future of energy cooperation among the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, will give the keynote address. Other events throughout the day will include Sens. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenLobbying World Worried GOP views Trump trade war with angst Conservatives fear trade war could cripple tax cuts message MORE (R-N.D.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Energy: Dems raise new questions about Pruitt's security | EPA rules burning wood is carbon neutral | Fourth GOP lawmaker calls for Pruitt's ouster | Court blocks delay to car efficiency fines How much does the FDA really do to promote public health? Trump aide: Mueller probe 'has gone well beyond' initial scope MORE (R-Maine) and Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senator: Congress needs ‘to move on’ from Russia probe GOP senator: ‘Way too early’ to talk about supporting Trump in 2020 IG report faults fired FBI official McCabe for leak to media MORE (R-Wis.) and Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.).


ON TAP TUESDAY II: The State Department will host a discussion with "political change makers" at its Our Ocean conference.

Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenators press administration on mental health parity Overnight Energy: Watchdogs unveil findings on EPA, Interior controversies | GAO says EPA violated law with soundproof booth | IG says Zinke could have avoided charter flight | GOP chair probes Pruitt's four email addresses GOP fractures over push to protect Russia probe MORE (R-Alaska), and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseOvernight Energy: Dems raise new questions about Pruitt's security | EPA rules burning wood is carbon neutral | Fourth GOP lawmaker calls for Pruitt's ouster | Court blocks delay to car efficiency fines Dems: Pruitt’s office security sweep was subpar Dem senators demand Trump explain ties to Koch brothers MORE (D-R.I.) will participate in the talk, along with Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo Pompeo faces pivotal vote MORE and White House adviser John Podesta.

Rest of Tuesday's agenda ...

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee responsible for energy and water will mark up its funding bill for fiscal 2015 Tuesday.

The Energy Department is holding a Twitter chat at 2 p.m. to celebrate the launch of a new series called "How Energy Works."

AROUND THE WEB:

Greenpeace International lost $5.2 million when an employee acting beyond his authority invested the organization’s money in currency trading, the Associated Press reports.

The solar industry, utilities and energy regulators in Massachusetts have come to an agreement on a measure to cap net energy metering for solar power owners and replacing solar energy credits, Greentech reports.

A new study has found that the public distrusts both the natural gas industry and anti-fracking film Gasland on the effects of hydraulic fracturing, NPR reports.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Check out Monday's stories...

- GOP govs press Obama to drop climate regs
- Gov. Jindal: 'Good chance' of legal action against EPA
- VA's global warming tweet draws anger, confusion
- Kerry calls for global research, action to protect oceans
- Clinton says she can't talk about Keystone
- Oil projected to top $116 amid Iraq conflict
- EPA chief: Climate rule is about leadership
- Interior to give $102 million for East Coast resilience
- Daines bill would block EPA climate regs
- Top energy diplomacy official to step down
- Russia cuts Ukraine's natural gas supply
- Oil exports reach 15-year high
- Week ahead: EPA climate rule goes under microscope



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