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  • An attorney for Greenpeace says a lawsuit filed against it and other environmental groups by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is meritless. Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners alleges that the groups' actions opposing the pipeline to move North Dakota oil to Illinois interfered with its business, facilitated crimes and acts of terrorism,...

  • Aug 22- Energy Transfer Partners LP on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace and other environmental groups, accusing them of launching an "eco-terrorism" campaign aimed at blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline, the center of months of opposition by Native American and green groups. The pipeline operator alleged that Greenpeace, Earth First and other...

  • WASHINGTON— A Washington appeals court says federal energy regulators fell short in evaluating the environmental impact of a natural gas pipeline that's carrying gas through Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday agreed with the Sierra Club in ruling that officials needed more detail in their...

  • VIENNA, Aug 22- Austria's Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said on Tuesday he had agreed with carmakers to update the software of 600,000 diesel cars to reduce pollution following a similar deal struck in Germany after a large-scale emissions scandal. The Transport Ministry said representatives of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Kia, Ford, Renault, Porsche,...

  • VIENNA, Aug 22- Austria's Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said on Tuesday he had agreed with carmakers to update the software of 600,000 diesel cars to reduce pollution following a similar deal struck in Germany after a large-scale emissions scandal. He said that for potential buyers of electric cars all available financial help could add up to around...

  • Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein seems to be making a habit out of trolling Trump

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted Monday with the hashtag #SolarEclipse2017 that he wished "the moon wasn't the only thing casting a shadow across the country."

  • Foxconn has proposed building a $10 billion facility to produce liquid-crystal display panels in Kenosha or Racine counties. No one from Foxconn attended the hearing. Committee Democrats peppered Department of Administration Secretary Scott Nietzel and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Mark Hogan with questions about whether Foxconn...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK Aug 22,- Nestle SA, Unilever Plc, Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM's project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. A total of 10 companies said they will share data and run trials with IBM, including Kroger...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK Aug 22,- Nestle SA, Unilever Plc, Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM's project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. A total of eight companies announced Tuesday that they will share data and run trials...

  • Warmer waters as a result of climate change could shrink the size of fish by 30 percent, a new study has claimed.

  • But the department ultimately ruled it was unnecessary, and the White House agreed, a spokeswoman said. President Donald Trump committed to the measure in private conversations with executives from Murray Energy Corp. and FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. after public events in July and early August, according to letters to the White House from Murray Energy and...

  • Aug 21- U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents. They include an upstart gas station owners' trade group, a former Obama administration environmental adviser and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns a refiner and served as U.S.

  • LAME DEER, Montana, Aug 21- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Vice President Mike Pence took a horseback tour in May of a Montana coal mine belonging to the Crow Nation. Their differences reflect a broader divide on drilling and mining among Americas 567 federally recognized tribes.

  • LAME DEER, Montana, Aug 21- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Vice President Mike Pence took a horseback tour in May of a Montana coal mine belonging to the Crow Nation. Their differences reflect a broader divide on drilling and mining among Americas 567 federally recognized tribes.

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111- year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land. Zinke is expected to recommend that at least some of the national monuments under review- which were all created since...

  • This startup is trying to use the shortage of hotel rooms along Monday's eclipse path to its advantage.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy and now produces 40 percent of the nation's solar power.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators on Friday began digging into some of the thorniest issues in modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, including rules of origin for goods produced in the region, services trade and a controversial dispute settlement system. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized at the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton grown in California, the nation's agricultural leader, as well as across the country.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— In a decision held up as an affirmation of the right of states to reject major oil and gas infrastructure, a federal court ruled Friday that New York acted properly when it blocked plans for a 124- mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania's shale fields. "We hope this sends a loud message that New York will not rubber stamp any project that fails to...