"I reject the contention that the strategy is unlawful because the definition of 'economically recoverable' was irrational. It follows that the claimants' claim fails and is dismissed," Judge Sara Cockerill said in the ruling document.
The work is expected to support President Joe Biden's goal of cutting U.S. carbon emissions up to 52% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Senator Robert Menendez won the support of many of his fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden, for an alternative bill to impose sanctions on Russia that he introduced on Jan. 12.
Biden has pledged an "all-of-government" approach to fight global warming and decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid by 2035.
The deal requires the bill to get 60 votes—a high hurdle in the 50-50 Senate. The bill would also have to pass in the House and be signed by President Joe Biden, a Democrat.
The U.S. Department of the Interior said it will scrap the Trump administration’s decision that authorized expanded leasing and development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, or NPR-A.
The U.S. biofuel blending program was designed to mandate certain volumes of renewable fuels to replace or reduce petroleum-based fuels. However, oil refiners say the program is too costly and needs to be reined in.
The Biden administration has opposed the pipeline as it would bypass Ukraine, depriving it of lucrative transit fees.
U.S. President Joe Biden wants 50% of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to be EV or plug-in hybrid models but has not endorsed California’s plan to phase out new gas-powered light-duty vehicles by 2035.
Support for fossil fuels such as coal and oil is unlikely to be approved, while new investments in natural gas must be compatible with the EU’s climate targets, the Commission said.