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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the Environmental Protection Agency's third high-level official after Administrator Scott Pruitt, approving Susan Bodine to become the agency's top enforcement official. Bodine served as chief counsel at the Senate environment and public works committee from 2015 to 2017 and spent the last three...

  • The Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press analyzed financial disclosure reports from 6,933 state legislators around the country and found that three out of four lawmakers had income from other employment. While outside jobs give lawmakers expertise in certain policy areas, it also provides an opening for potential conflicts of interest.

  • Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Utah each added one. Louisiana and Colorado each lost one rig. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Nov 27- SandRidge Energy Inc said on Monday its board approved a plan to limit stake ownership in the company, days after activist investor Carl Icahn revealed a 13.5 percent stake, saying he would vote against the oil producer's bid for rival Bonanza Creek Energy. Icahn, who disclosed the stake on Nov. 22, called the proposed deal "nonsensical" and joined other major...

  • Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell will inherit healthy economic growth and a consensus on monetary policy at least for the next few months, if he is confirmed by the Senate as the next Fed chair when Janet Yellen's term expires in February. The debates will leave Powell, a 64- year-old lawyer mediating among the economists on the Fed's research staff, 12...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 2- Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. Among those potentially hardest-hit are California and New York with state income tax rates of...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 2- Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. Among those potentially hardest-hit are California and New York with state income tax rates of...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 2- Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. Among those potentially hardest-hit are California and New York with state income tax rates of...

  • Regions and cities in 43 U.S. states from Maine to Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., submitted bids by the Oct. 19 deadline, Amazon said. The states that did not bid were Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. Canadian bids came from the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

  • PINEDALE, Wyoming, Oct 12- A U.S. government proposal to improve cellphone service at Yellowstone National Park, including the installation of microwave dish antennas, will mar views at one of the park's most scenic spots, Mt. Washburn, the second highest peak and a popular hiking destination in a park that sits mostly in Wyoming. Yellowstone spokesman Jonathan...

  • PINEDALE, Wyoming, Oct 12- A U.S. government proposal to improve cellphone service at Yellowstone National Park, including the installation of microwave dish antennas, will mar views at one of the park's most scenic spots, Mt. Washburn, the second highest peak and a popular hiking destination in a park that sits mostly in Wyoming. Yellowstone spokesman Jonathan...

  • PINEDALE, Wyoming, Oct 12- A U.S. government proposal to improve cellphone service at Yellowstone National Park, including the installation of microwave dish antennas, will mar views at one of the park's most scenic spots, Mt. Washburn, the second highest peak and a popular hiking destination in a park that sits mostly in Wyoming. Yellowstone spokesman Jonathan...

  • The EPA is obliged to regulate carbon emissions after it found in 2009 that pollution caused by such emissions endangers human health. Any replacement rule will be done carefully, properly, and with humility, by listening to all those affected by the rule, "said the EPA. Pruitt said on Monday in Kentucky that he would sign the repeal proposal, but the EPA unveiled the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed on Tuesday to scrap the agency's Obama-era plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, as the Trump administration seeks to slash fossil fuel regulation. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice that the agency intended to repeal and...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed on Tuesday to scrap the agency's Obama-era plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, as the Trump administration seeks to slash fossil fuel regulation. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice that the agency intended to repeal and...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a formal proposal on Tuesday to scrap and replace a plan devised by the agency under former President Barack Obama to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The EPA set in motion a process to replace the plan, and will take comments on its proposal for 60 days.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Washington state on Tuesday rejected a key permit needed for a proposed terminal to export coal to Asia, another blow to companies eager to sell Wyoming and Montana coal to Asian markets and to the Trump administration's policy of global energy dominance. Washington's Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Washington state on Tuesday rejected a key permit needed for a proposed terminal to export coal to Asia, another blow to companies eager to sell Wyoming and Montana coal to Asian markets and to the Trump administration's policy of global energy dominance. Washington's Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit for the...

  • Sept 26- Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it would invest $373.8 million in five manufacturing plants in the United States to produce its first American-made hybrid powertrain, as it looks to build more vehicles in the market which it sells. The company would also start production of hybrid vehicle transmissions at its Buffalo, Wyoming facility and expand its...

  • Sept 7- A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of environmentalists, photographers and other critics of Wyoming's so-called data-trespassing laws, which make it illegal for people to cross private property to take photos or collect data on public lands. Two laws passed last year by Wyoming's legislature prohibited collecting data, including...