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'A good place to hide:' New Hampshire locals had no idea Jeffrey Epstein ally holed up nearby

03 Jul 2020

BRADFORD, New Hampshire Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out in style: her luxury timber-framed home perched on 156 acres of New Hampshire pine and oak forests boasts dramatic views of Mount Sunapee's foothills, but is secluded enough to have kept her out of eyeshot of the tight-knit locals.

Trump EPA declines to tighten soot pollution standards

14 Apr 2020

The Trump administration on Tuesday said it rejected a recommendation from staff scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten air quality regulations governing soot pollution, arguing the current standards are adequate to protect human health.

As climate fight intensifies, U.S. states seek to block local natural-gas bans

06 Mar 2020

Lawmakers in at least five U.S. states have proposed bills since mid-February to prevent cities from banning natural gas as an energy source in new buildings, marking an escalation in the national battle over the fuel’s role in fighting climate change.

Backed by industry, several U.S. states propose blocking cities from banning natural gas

05 Mar 2020

March 5 Lawmakers in at least five U.S. states have proposed bills since mid-February to prevent cities from banning natural gas as an energy source in new buildings, marking an escalation in the national battle over the fuel’s role in fighting climate change.

Court decision casts doubt on dozens of U.S. refinery biofuel waivers

28 Jan 2020

A U.S. court decision last week striking down three biofuel waivers that the Environmental Protection Agency gave oil refineries in 2017 has cast doubt on the legitimacy of dozens of other EPA exemptions granted under similar circumstances, according to industry experts and agency data.

Irving Oil's New Brunswick refinery, Canada's biggest, drops 2020 carbon cut pledge: documents

20 Dec 2019

Irving Oil, operator of Canada’s largest oil refinery, has abandoned a pledge to cut carbon output by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020, replacing it instead with a goal to keep its performance on climate change competitive with rivals, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

Oil and Corn clash over secretive U.S. biofuel waivers in hearing

29 Oct 2019

The U.S. oil and corn industries continued a long-running public battle over America’s biofuels policy on Tuesday during a Congressional hearing about the Trump administration’s use of “secret waivers” for refineries.

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

19 Mar 2019

ARUNDEL, Maine For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business.

Trump administration says it will provide food stamps in February despite shutdown

09 Jan 2019

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues.

Trump administration says it will provide food stamps in February despite shutdown

09 Jan 2019

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues.

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