What is going on with the Environment today

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet to vote on a number of bills and nominees, including some fisheries legislation and Kelvin Droegemeier, Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the retiring chairman of the House Science Committee, will sit down for a conversation at the National Press Club.

Jeffrey Skilling, the convicted former CEO of Enron, has been freed from prison and moved to a halfway house, Reuters reports.

Michael Gove, the United Kingdom’s secretary of state for environment, acted Tuesday to block oil drilling at a spot in the Surrey Hills in southeast England, The Guardian reports.

Tropical Storm Gordon forced evacuations of 54 oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, shutting in more than 9 percent of the Gulf’s production, Nola.com reports.

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