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EQM stops some work on WV-VA Mountain Valley natgas pipe

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(Reuters) – EQM Midstream Partners LP (EQM.N) told U.S. federal regulators the company would stop some work on its long-delayed Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews a couple of permits. Despite the delay, analysts on Friday said they expect Mountain Valley will enter Read More

Sharks, elephants and precious wood in balance at wildlife talks

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The fate of mako sharks, African elephants and their ivory, and precious wood used to make musical instruments are on the agenda of member states attending negotiations of the U.N. wildlife watchdog opening on Saturday, officials said. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulates the buying and selling of Read More

Indonesia seals palm, timber concessions amid forest fires: ministry

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burning would be severely punished. Indonesia is under pressure to end slash-and-burn clearance of land, often on plant palm and Read More

Captive breeding employed to rescue Chile’s national animal, a shy deer

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Scientists seeking to increase the dwindling population of Chile’s national animal, the shy Huemul deer, have released their first captive-bred pair into the wild in a pivotal step in the drive to save the endangered species from extinction. The Huemul, which appears on the Chilean national coat of arms along with the Read More

Energy interests applaud changes to endangered species protections

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Highlights Expected to speed decision-making on infrastructure Federal agencies have had trouble tracking ESA requirements California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, as well as some environmental groups, have vowed to challenge the Trump administration’s sweeping changes to Endangered Species Act protections. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & Read More

Oil rises most in 7 months as tariff delay brightens outlook

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By Alex Nussbaum on 8/13/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg) – Crude oil jumped the most since early January as the trade deadlock between the world’s biggest economies showed signs of easing, calming fears that global economic growth would be endangered. Futures surged as much as 5% in London on Tuesday, topping $61/bbl for the first time Read More

API: Improved endangered species rules will ensure habitat conservation, species protection

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8/12/2019 WASHINGTON – API welcomed the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) action to clarify and improve the implementation of the Endangered Species Act through the reduction of duplicative and unnecessary regulations that ultimately bog down conservation efforts. The streamlining of these regulations will ensure that public-private projects can further promote the conservation of habitat and Read More

Trump administration overhauls U.S. wildlife protections over objections of conservationists

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday finalized changes to provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act it says will streamline the decades-old wildlife protection law but which conservation groups say will threaten at-risk species. FILE PHOTO: A grizzly bear and her two cubs approach the carcass of a bison in Yellowstone National Park Read More