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Court Gives Trump Small Victory in Push Against Clean Power Plan
An appeals court said it would delay a decision on the legality of the rule, which aims to tackle global warming by cutting emissions from coal-fired plants.... More >>

Philippines Moves to Shut Mines Accused of Polluting
The plan would cut nickel production by half in the country, the world’s top nickel exporter. Mining companies are joined by indigenous tribes in opposing the plan.... More >>

Trump Orders Easing Safety Rules Implemented After Gulf Oil Spill
President Trump aims to roll back the Obama administration’s attempts to ban oil drilling off the southeastern Atlantic and Alaskan coasts.... More >>

As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost
Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea.... More >>

Trump Is Expected to Sign Orders That Could Expand Access to Fossil Fuels
The moves to expand offshore drilling and roll back conservation on public lands would begin to fulfill a campaign promise to create thousands of jobs in energy.... More >>

For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity
For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain went 24 hours without using coal to generate electricity, and expects to end all such use by 2025.... More >>

U.S. Rejects Exxon Mobil Bid for Waiver on Russia Sanctions
The decision, which the Treasury Department said was made in consultation with President Trump, reinforces a barrier erected over the Kremlin’s intervention in Ukraine.... More >>

VW Moves Beyond Criminal Case, but Not Without a Scolding
Imposing $4.3 billion in penalties for cheating on diesel emissions, a federal judge assailed Volkswagen for “corporate greed.”... More >>

Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan
Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end.... More >>

Exxon Mobil Seeks U.S. Sanctions Waiver for Oil Project in Russia
Officials said the proposal, pending from the Obama administration, cited Exxon’s potential loss of Black Sea exploration rights to European rivals.... More >>

Op-Ed Columnist: Coal Museum Sees the Future; Trump Doesn’t
The president is focused on prolonging a dying industry rather than on renewable energy, which is making the country stronger without him.... More >>

BP Gas Leak Is Under Control in Alaska Oil Field
A damaged well, which had been venting methane vapors, was repaired without injuries or harm to wildlife, officials said.... More >>

BP Struggles to Control Damaged Well in Alaskan Arctic
Crews have been battling frigid winds to secure the well, which began spewing natural gas vapors on Friday. No injuries were reported.... More >>

Vietnamese Leader Halts Work on Steel Plant Over Threat of Chemical Spill
The prime minister stopped construction on a $10 billion plant, aiming to prevent a spill like the one last year at another steel plant that caused an environmental disaster.... More >>

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Plastic Bags, Researchers Say
Wax worms are able to break down the bonds in a popular synthetic polymer, which may someday help to reduce pollution.... More >>

Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated
Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.... More >>

What Is the Antiquities Act and Why Does President Trump Want to Change It?
The 1906 law, enacted under Theodore Roosevelt, has been used by presidents to protect vast tracts of public land from development and exploitation.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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