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Nichola Groom

Trump administration lifts federal protections for gray wolf

30 Oct 2020

The Trump administration on Thursday said it would lift Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, arguing the species had been brought back successfully from the brink of extinction.

Democrats in U.S. drilling states push back against Biden oil remarks

24 Oct 2020

Democratic candidates in oil drilling states were quick to distance themselves on Friday from comments by their party's presidential candidate, Joe Biden, that indicated he would move the United States away from a reliance on oil.

Trump, in reversal, approves California wildfire aid

17 Oct 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump approved California's request for additional wildfire recovery relief, reversing his administration's earlier denial after intervention from the state's governor and a key Republican lawmaker.

Myanmar-born 'dreamer' snaps up U.S. drilling leases amid industry malaise

10 Oct 2020

A Myanmar-born perfume entrepreneur and missionary has snapped up nearly half of the oil and gas leases offered by the Trump administration since August, saying the coronavirus pandemic created an opportunity to buy them cheaply.

California needs forests to fight climate change, but they are going up in smoke

09 Oct 2020

LOS ANGELES California's record wildfires pose a problem for the state’s plan to use its forests to help offset climate-warming emissions.

Wildfire smoke slashes solar energy production in California

30 Sep 2020

LOS ANGELES Smoke from wildfires in California slashed the state's solar energy by nearly a third earlier this month because miniscule airborne particles reduced the amount of sunlight reaching panels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Trump public lands agenda threatened by new court ruling - lawyers

30 Sep 2020

A federal court ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had an illegitimate director for more than a year has cast doubt over a slew of the agency's recently completed efforts to boost oil and gas development on federal lands, according to lawyers and environmental groups.

Trump public lands agenda threatened by new court ruling -lawyers

30 Sep 2020

Sept 29 A federal court ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had an illegitimate director for more than a year has cast doubt over a slew of the agency's recently completed efforts to boost oil and gas development on federal lands, according to lawyers and environmental groups.

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