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Trump intervention triggered EPA’s surprise biofuel waiver decision -sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump last week ended a nearly two-month-long review of the nation’s biofuels program, three sources familiar with the matter said, with the White House siding in favor of oil refiners over corn growers. FILE PHOTO: A biodiesel (gasoil) vehicle is seen at Dogpatch Biofuels filling Read More

Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA ‘screwed us’ with biofuel waivers

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iowa’s Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has “screwed” the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Read More

Trump intervention triggered EPA’s surprise biofuel waiver decision: sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump last week ended a nearly two-month-long review of the nation’s biofuels program, three sources familiar with the matter said, with the White House siding in favor of oil refiners over corn growers. FILE PHOTO – A biodiesel (gasoil) vehicle is seen at Dogpatch Biofuels 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

Trump says Christmas shopping was factor in tariff decision

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, New York for a fundraising luncheon to benefit his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee in Southampton, New York, U.S., August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration decided to 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

Conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide retweeted by Trump

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Politicians and alleged victims have reacted angrily after Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a prison cell, with Donald Trump sharing a conspiracy theory about the disgraced financier’s death. The 66-year-old’s suicide came as he awaited a trial over sex trafficking allegations. It has been reported that Epstein was not on suicide watch, despite the fact Read More

Fed remains a target as economy falls short of Trump’s ambitious goals

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It has become a jarring and frequent contradiction. President Donald Trump blames the Federal Reserve for putting the U.S. economy at risk while data shows an economy in “reasonably good” shape, as the head of the central bank recently said. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured Read More