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16 Aug 2017

Trump infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules

By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason (Reuters) | 15 August 2017 WASHINGTON/NEW YORK  – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone […]

16 Aug 2017

EPA erred in denying renewable fuel hardship exemption: courts

By Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters) | 15 August 2017 NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it denied Sinclair Oil Corp’s request for […]

15 Aug 2017

Sierra Club sues U.S. Energy Department over power grid study

By Timothy Gardner (Reuters) | 14 August 2017 WASHINGTON  – Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups […]

9 Aug 2017

Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis

By Emily Flitter | 9 August 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields […]

7 Aug 2017

Keystone XL pipeline fate in balance as Nebraska opens hearings

By Kevin O’Hanlon (Reuters) | 7 August 2017 LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska regulators will hear final arguments for and against TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) proposed Keystone XL pipeline this week before deciding whether […]

3 Aug 2017

U.S. EPA reverses decision to delay smog rule after lawsuits

By Richard Valdmanis (Reuters) | 3 August 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reversed a decision to delay an Obama-era rule requiring states to curb smog-causing emissions, one […]

3 Aug 2017

Logging in ancient forest would affect rule-of-law process against Poland: EU

By Jan Strupczewski and Agnieszka Barteczko (Reuters) | 2 August 2017 BRUSSELS – Logging in Poland’s Bialowieza primeval forest would add to arguments against Warsaw in the European Union’s investigation on whether Poland is […]

1 Aug 2017

China pollution regulators slam metals giant Minmetals for violations

By David Stanway (Reuters) | 1 August 2017 SHANGHAI – Chinese inspectors have accused subsidiaries of state-owned China Minmetals Group of repeatedly violating pollution rules in the major rice-growing province […]

31 Jul 2017

Germany open to class action lawsuits in emissions scandal

By Michelle Martin and Madeline Chambers (Reuters) | 31 July 2017 BERLIN  – The German government is in principle open to class action lawsuits against carmakers engulfed in an emissions scandal […]

31 Jul 2017

Ivory Coast seizes record haul of pangolin scales

By Loucoumane Coulibaly (Reuters) | 29 July 2017 ABIDJAN  – Ivory Coast has seized three tonnes of pangolin scales and arrested eight people for trading the valuable armor of the […]

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