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Democrat Buttigieg floats plan to slash rising drug costs

07 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg unveiled his plan on Monday to slash prescription drug costs for senior citizens and target pharmaceutical companies for rising prices, the latest 2020 candidate to detail policies to tackle the issue.

Democrat Buttigieg floats plan to slash rising drug costs

07 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg unveiled his plan on Monday to slash prescription drug costs for senior citizens and target pharmaceutical companies for rising prices, the latest 2020 candidate to detail policies to tackle the issue.

Trump administration opens up drilling on federal land in California

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday announced it would open up over 720,000 acres of federal land in California for oil and gas development, ending a five-year moratorium on leases in the state.

World's largest banks lagging in sustainable finance: report

03 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Despite pressure from activists, investors and governments, the majority of world's 50 largest banks have not made sustainable finance commitments to respond to the risks of climate change and continue to finance fossil fuels, according to new findings by the World Resources Institute released on Thursday.

Republican lawmakers call for measures to spur new U.S. uranium mining

01 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. lawmakers this week urged President Donald Trump's administration to ease restrictions on uranium mining on federal lands, as a Cabinet-level committee prepares recommendations this month for boosting domestic nuclear fuel production.

Republican lawmakers call for measures to spur new U.S. uranium mining

01 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 Republican U.S. lawmakers this week urged President Donald Trump's administration to ease restrictions on uranium mining on federal lands, as a Cabinet-level committee prepares recommendations this month for boosting domestic nuclear fuel production.

U.S. Senator Feinstein seeks probe into EPA actions against California

28 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Friday called for a probe into whether politics instead of pollution was behind the Trump administration's threat this week to withhold more than $4 billion in federal transportation funding from California over claims of poor air quality. | Video

Senator calls for probe into EPA actions against California

27 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein on Friday called for a probe into whether a Trump administration threat earlier this week to withhold transportation funding from California over claims of poor air quality was politically driven.

Trump EPA says California must protect water better from homeless waste

27 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's environmental regulator escalated its feud with California on Thursday, accusing the state of violating clean water laws by allowing human waste from homeless residents to enter waterways, according to a letter it sent to the state's governor.

Trump EPA says California must protect water better from homeless waste

26 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency escalated its feud with California on Thursday by accusing the state of failing to properly prevent human waste from its homeless population from entering waterways in violation of clean water laws, according to a letter it sent to California's governor. "Based on data and reports, EPA is concerned that California's implementation of federal environmental laws is failing to meet its obligation required under delegated federal programs," said the letter from Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Governor Gavin Newsom obtained and published by the Washington Post.

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