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Richard Valdmanis

Rolling back Trump's rollbacks: Biden seen reversing climate deregulation

Nov 08 2020

WASHINGTON Joe Biden could erase much of President Donald Trump’s four-year legacy of energy and climate deregulation with the stroke of his pen, according to regulatory experts, but replacing it with something new and durable may prove trickier.

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

Jul 03 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. | Video

Trump EPA declines to tighten soot pollution standards

Apr 14 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

Mar 05 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.

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

Mar 05 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

Jan 28 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

Dec 20 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

Oct 29 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

Mar 19 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.

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