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U.S. commodities regulator sees market risk from climate change, urges action

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A top U.S. commodities regulator said on Wednesday climate change poses a major market risk and urged federal government action to address it, putting him at odds with the Trump administration which has often dismissed the issue.

U.S. Forest Service aims to speed up logging, infrastructure projects

12 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Forest Service, which manages millions of acres of national forests and grasslands, on Wednesday proposed "bold" changes for how it carries out environmental reviews of logging, road building and mining projects on public land, a move that raised red flags for environmental groups.

U.S. commodities regulator sees market risk from climate change, urges action

12 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 12 A top U.S. commodities regulator said on Wednesday climate change poses a major market risk and urged federal government action to address it, putting him at odds with the Trump administration which has often dismissed the issue.

Green groups sue Trump administration for gutting offshore oil safety rules

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department's rollbacks of safety measures put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

U.S. EPA top career auto official moving to head climate office

06 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The top career official at the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of the office overseeing vehicle emissions and biofuel standards will swap roles at the agency on Aug. 4, an EPA spokesman said on Thursday.

U.S. uranium miners see boost from Commerce report

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Two uranium mining companies said on Wednesday they are "confident" that U.S. President Donald Trump will implement limits on uranium imports after the Commerce Department recommended urgent steps to boost domestic production of a list of 35 "critical minerals" that included the nuclear fuel.

U.S. uranium miners see boost from Commerce report

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 5 Two uranium mining companies said on Wednesday they are "confident" that U.S. President Donald Trump will implement limits on uranium imports after the Commerce Department recommended urgent steps to boost domestic production of a list of 35 "critical minerals" that included the nuclear fuel.

Biden unveils $1.7 trillion climate plan to end U.S. carbon emissions by 2050

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination, released a climate change plan on Tuesday that would pour $1.7 trillion of investment into achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050, in part using revenues from reversing Trump administration corporate tax cuts. | Video

U.S. report urges steps to reduce reliance on foreign critical minerals

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday recommended urgent steps to boost domestic production of rare earths and other critical minerals, warning that a halt in Chinese or Russian exports could cause "significant shocks" in global supply chains.

West Virginia coal industry data shows excessive pollution: green groups

04 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Several West Virginia coal mines, including some owned by the governor's family, have released many times the allowable amounts of pollutants into nearby waterways in recent years without being penalized by regulators, according to environmental groups citing state data.

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