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 HoevenGOP lawmakers say Trump should tamp down trade rhetoric GOP nerves on edge after Sinema takes lead over McSally Trump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill MORE (R-N.D.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGOP lawmakers distance themselves from ObamaCare ruling The Hill's Morning Report — No deal in sight as shutdown looms Bipartisan senators doubt ruling striking down ObamaCare MORE (R-Maine) and Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonBipartisan supply chain bill likely punted to next Congress, McCaskill says Overnight Defense: Trump at G-20 | Calls Ukraine 'sole reason' for canceling Putin meeting | Senate passes resolution condemning Russian actions | Armed Services chairmen warn against defense cuts Senate passes resolution condemning Russian aggression against Ukraine 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 MurkowskiSenate votes to end debate on criminal justice reform bill When is a deal not a deal? When there’s a wildlife refuge to be exploited House funding bill scraps Arctic icebreaker program MORE (R-Alaska), and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDems ask if Trump aide Bill Shine is breaking ethics laws Senators want assurances from attorney general pick on fate of Mueller probe Dems vs. Trump: Breaking down the lawsuits against Whitaker MORE (D-R.I.) will participate in the talk, along with Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryO'Rourke doubles support in CNN poll of Dem presidential race Overnight Energy — Sponsored by the National Biodiesel Board — Court blocks Atlantic coast pipeline | Kerry calls Trump climate actions 'profoundly dangerous' | EPA asked to investigate Pruitt Fox News hits John Kerry: Trump's actions on climate change are 'profoundly dangerous' for planet 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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