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 HoevenFive regulations that could come in Obama's final days ND senator calls for remaining Dakota Access protesters to leave Senate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules MORE (R-N.D.), Susan CollinsSusan CollinsSchumer puts GOP on notice over ObamaCare repeal 9 GOP senators Trump must watch out for Trump could alter Supreme Court for decades to come MORE (R-Maine) and Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonRight renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Overnight Tech: Tech listens for clues at Sessions hearing | EU weighs expanding privacy rule | Senators blast Backpage execs Senate poised to confirm Trump's DHS pick after friendly hearing 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 MurkowskiSchumer puts GOP on notice over ObamaCare repeal 9 GOP senators Trump must watch out for Trump could alter Supreme Court for decades to come MORE (R-Alaska), and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDem: EPA pick should answer questions before hearing Sessions: 'I have done no research into' Russian hacking Live coverage of Sessions confirmation hearing MORE (D-R.I.) will participate in the talk, along with Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryPalestinian leader: Moving Israel embassy could jeopardize peace process UN leader willing to meet lawmakers amid push to cut funding Will Rubio vote for Tillerson? 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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