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Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court's rightward move could benefit oil and gas interests

23 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, moving it further rightward, could have significant consequences for U.S. climate change policy and complicate the government's ability to regulate pollution, according to legal experts.

ANALYSIS-U.S. Supreme Court's rightward move could benefit oil and gas interests

22 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 22 The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, moving it further rightward, could have significant consequences for U.S. climate change policy and complicate the government's ability to regulate pollution, according to legal experts.

Ahead of U.S. election, Europe eyes an ally in climate change fight

22 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON For countries hoping to avoid the worst of climate change, next month's U.S. presidential election will be pivotal in determining the course of global climate action, experts say. 

White House seeks limited coronavirus relief bill, promises further talks on broader stimulus

12 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Sunday called on Congress to pass a stripped-down coronavirus relief bill using leftover funds from an expired small-business loan program, as negotiations on a broader package ran into resistance. | Video

Tribes slam EPA move to give Oklahoma control of environmental rules

07 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Oklahoma tribal nations slammed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent granting of authority to the state over environmental issues on vast tracts of land recognized by the Supreme Court as "Indian country."

U.S. EPA removes requirement for curbing toxic air pollutants

02 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON, October 1 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday reversed a Clinton administration-era policy that required major U.S. sources of hazardous air pollution like arsenic and lead to maintain pollution control technology throughout the lifetime of their operation, enabling them to meet less stringent standards.

Coal baron Murray seeks U.S. benefits to treat his black lung disease - report

02 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. coal baron Robert Murray, whose company Murray Energy filed for bankruptcy last year, has applied for federal benefits to treat his black lung disease after opposing more stringent coal dust regulations for years, according to report by West Virginia public radio.

Coal baron Murray seeks U.S. benefits to treat his black lung disease - report

01 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 U.S. coal baron Robert Murray, whose company Murray Energy filed for bankruptcy last year, has applied for federal benefits to treat his black lung disease after opposing more stringent coal dust regulations for years, according to report by West Virginia public radio.

U.S., Chinese diplomats signal tricky road ahead for climate diplomacy

24 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI After several years of dismissing global action to fight climate change, U.S. leadership was formally challenged this week by China announcing bold new climate pledges.

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