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Trump administration rolls back curbs on oil industry methane emissions

13 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday rolled back regulations aimed at reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, its latest move to unwind environmental rules ahead of November's presidential election. | Video

Harris VP choice signals tougher stance on pollution under Biden

13 Aug 2020

(This August 12, story corrects to remove 'natural gas' in para 8; adds background on fracking in para 10)

Trump administration to roll back curbs on methane from oil, gas operations

13 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 The Trump administration on Thursday will roll back regulations aimed at reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, its latest move to unwind environmental rules ahead of November's presidential election.

U.S. Sen. Harris, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez offer environmental justice bill

06 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday introduced legislation to beef up federal accountability for pollution in minority communities disproportionately harmed by climate change.

Green groups warn of 'toxic' dumping with New Mexico's fracking wastewater law

31 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Environmental groups lambasted oil and gas industry regulators and officials in New Mexico on Friday during virtual public hearings on wastewater from petroleum extraction, with green activists saying the refuse should be safely disposed of and not repurposed for other uses like irrigating crops.

Billionaire Steyer moves U.S. youth voter turnout drive off campus and online

30 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON With many colleges empty this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, billionaire progressive activist Tom Steyer's campaign to boost youth voter turnout has gone all-digital, replacing campus events with text messages, phone calls and online ads, he told Reuters in an interview.

Trump aides float piecemeal approach to coronavirus relief in Congress

26 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Top aides to President Donald Trump on Sunday raised the possibility of the Congress passing piecemeal coronavirus relief legislation - an approach opposed by Democrats - with a deadline looming on the expiration of enhanced unemployment benefits.

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senator Duckworth floats plan to rescue coal country

23 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 23 Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Thursday unveiled a plan to rehabilitate communities hurt by the decline of the U.S. coal industry - an appeal to a political constituency seen as important in the November election.

U.S. Senator Duckworth floats plan to rescue coal country

23 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Thursday unveiled a plan to rehabilitate communities hurt by the decline of the U.S. coal industry - an appeal to a political constituency seen as important in the November election.

California, New York, other states sue U.S. over Trump clean-water rollback

21 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON California, New York, Washington and 17 other U.S. states on Tuesday sued the federal government over Trump administration rules that they say undercut the states' authority to deny permits for projects that could harm their waterways.

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