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Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard
| November 17th, 2019  1:18 PM
Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide. A group including U.S.
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Remington
Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books
November 16th, 2019  3:14 PM

A lawsuit against America’s oldest gunmaker is being watched closely

Lori Ajax
No short-term fix for challenges in California pot market
November 15th, 2019  9:44 PM

California’s struggling legal marijuana market is likely to see a period of turbulence and challenges continue for at least a couple more years

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California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet
November 15th, 2019  9:13 PM

California is setting new rules for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with the state against the Trump administration

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Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license
November 15th, 2019  7:42 PM

Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name

US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease
US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease
November 15th, 2019  5:45 PM

U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can help manage extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups

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Indictments: Ex-electric co-op chairman got free power, work
November 15th, 2019  4:27 PM

Prosecutors say the former chairman of an electric cooperative in South Carolina broke the law by getting $23,000 in free electricity and hundreds of thousands of dollars in free utility work

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US approves drug to prevent sickle cell pain, organ damage
November 15th, 2019  4:07 PM

U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can prevent extremely painful sickle cell disease flareups

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German parliament approves carbon pricing, air ticket hike
November 15th, 2019  6:08 AM

Germany’s parliament has approved a bill to introduce a price for carbon emissions in the transport and heating sectors as part of a broader package of measures designed to tackle climate change

Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals
Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals
November 14th, 2019  7:19 PM

A federal appeals court says the Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review

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Buffett’s firm adds stake in RH, trims Wells Fargo holdings
November 14th, 2019  6:03 PM

Warren Buffett’s company has added new investments in luxury retailer RH and Occidental Petroleum while trimming its Wells Fargo holdings

California’s wildfire, blackout crisis: Who’s to blame?
California’s wildfire, blackout crisis: Who’s to blame?
November 14th, 2019  9:28 AM

California is plagued with wildfires and intentional blackouts meant to prevent them

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California crisis of fires, blackouts decades in the making
November 14th, 2019  1:09 AM

California’s Pacific Gas & Electric is faced regularly with a no-win choice between risking the start of a deadly wildfire or immiserating millions of paying customers by shutting of the power

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Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed
November 13th, 2019  7:58 PM

Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal
Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal
November 13th, 2019  4:38 PM

A former top government environmental health official is expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates public health threats

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The Latest: PG&E told to explain why it shouldn’t be fined
November 13th, 2019  4:23 PM

California’s top utility regulator is ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to show why it should not be fined for violations related to its power shutdowns in October

Volkswagen expanding electric vehicle production in US
Volkswagen expanding electric vehicle production in US
November 13th, 2019  3:03 PM

Volkswagen is making Tennessee its North American base for electric vehicle production, breaking ground on an $800 million expansion at its plant in Chattanooga

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The Latest: California regulators open inquiry into outages
November 13th, 2019  2:17 PM

California regulators have unanimously ordered an investigation into a dozen deliberate power outages that plunged millions of people into the dark last month

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Switzerland OKs linkup with EU’s emissions trading system
November 13th, 2019  12:56 PM

Switzerland has approved a change to its environmental legislation allowing companies to take part in the European Union’s emissions trading system

Adam Schiff
US stocks edge higher on Wall Street as Fed chairman speaks
November 13th, 2019  12:22 PM

Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers that the central bank is likely to hold off on another interest rate cut, unless the economy shows signs of worsening

Navajo leader: Tribe won't back energy company's new mines
Navajo leader: Tribe won't back energy company's new mines
November 12th, 2019  11:04 PM

The Navajo Nation president says the tribe will not financially back the bonds a tribal energy company needs for a trio of newly acquired mines off the reservation

Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law
Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law
November 12th, 2019  9:24 PM

The California Trucking Association has filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy

Francesca Siena
Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol refinery project
November 12th, 2019  7:07 PM

A new federal lawsuit aims to kill plans to build one of the world's biggest methanol refineries along the Columbia River

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Cyprus' Church to return money if donor's passport revoked
November 12th, 2019  8:41 AM

Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says it's ready to give back a fugitive Malaysian financier's 310,000-euro ($342,000) donation if a probe finds that he broke eligibility rules and is stripped of Cypriot citizenship

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny
Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny
November 11th, 2019  11:27 AM

A federal bribery charge against an Illinois legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers be allowed to lobby other units of government

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