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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

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

Top Ships Inc. Announces Expiration of 2014 Warrants

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ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOP Ships Inc. (the “Company”), an international owner and operator of modern, fuel efficient “ECO” tanker vessels currently focusing on the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products, announced today the expiration of the 5-year warrants to purchase common shares of the Company that were issued on Read More

India moves to revoke Kashmir autonomy amid clampdown on local authorities

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New Delhi has declared it is revoking a decades-old constitutional provision that granted special powers to the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir. The announcement comes amid a security clampdown in the region. Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), as the part of the disputed Kashmir administrated by India is officially called, was granted special privileges under the Indian Read More

ArcelorMittal hopeful Italy plant will not shut over pollution

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LONDON (Reuters) – ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, is confident that the Ilva operations it bought last year in Italy will not have to shut after the firm lost immunity over the plant’s pollution, an executive said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The ILVA steel plant is seen in Taranto, southern Italy April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Read More

Renewable Natural Gas Bill Signed by Governor Kate Brown

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PORTLAND, Ore., July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed Senate Bill 98 into law, creating the path for renewable natural gas to become an increasing part of the state’s energy supply. NW Natural, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holding Company (NYSE: NWN), worked with legislators to propose SB 98 to enable Read More

U.S. restores Yellowstone grizzlies to protected species list

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DENVER (Reuters) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday restored federal protections to grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, abiding by a court ruling last year that removal of the bears’ threatened status violated the Endangered Species Act. FILE PHOTO: A grizzly bear and her two cubs approach the carcass of Read More