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U.S. Democrat Elizabeth Warren floats plan to empower Native Americans

16 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday unveiled her latest policy plan, which aims to empower Native American tribes through land protection and law enforcement reforms and boost financial support for chronically underfunded health and education programs.

Twenty-two states sue Trump administration over carbon rule replacement

14 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Twenty-two states, including New York and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's replacement of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, arguing it prolongs U.S. reliance on coal power and obstructs states that pursue cleaner electricity generation. | Video

Twenty-two states sue Trump administration over carbon rule replacement

13 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 Twenty-two states, including New York and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's replacement of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, arguing it prolongs U.S. reliance on coal power and obstructs states that pursue cleaner electricity generation.

Trump Administration weakens U.S. wildlife protections, states and conservationists to sue

13 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump Administration took steps on Monday to significantly weaken the U.S. Endangered Species Act, prompting state attorneys general and conservation groups to threaten legal action to protect at-risk species. | Video

Trump administration moves to limit state powers to block pipelines, terminals

10 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, part of the Trump administration's effort to boost domestic oil, gas and coal development.

UPDATE 3-Trump administration moves to limit state powers to block pipelines, terminals

09 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 The Trump administration on Friday unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, drawing praise from the oil industry but criticism from progressive states and Democratic lawmakers who said it would jeopardize water quality.

Activist groups urge insurers to drop coverage of oil sands pipeline

08 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project, which carries crude from Alberta's oil sands to British Columbia's Pacific coast.

Activist groups urge insurers to drop coverage of oil sands pipeline

08 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project which carries crude from Alberta's oil sands to British Columbia's Pacific coast.

U.S. has lost 24 million acres of natural land in 16 years: independent report

06 Aug 2019

The United States has lost the equivalent of nine Grand Canyon national parks, or 24 million acres (9712455.41 hectares) of natural area, between 2001 and 2017 due to agriculture, energy development, housing sprawl and other human factors, making the country more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a report released Tuesday.

Harris, Ocasio-Cortez float plan to lift low-income communities in climate plans

30 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday introduced a bill that would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress prioritizes low-income and vulnerable communities.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.