Energy and the environment

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 28, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. The order makes good...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, a haul truck with a 250-ton capacity carries coal from the Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects immediately. Experts say the biggest problem faced by the mining industry today isn't a coal shortage of coal or even the prospect of climate change regulations, but an abundance of cheap natural gas. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
March 28, 2017 - 3:16 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from job losses, bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar. Trump on Tuesday ordered a...
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FILE- This Feb. 13, 2017, file aerial photo shows a site where the final phase of the Dakota Access Pipeline will take place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County in Cannon Ball, N.D. The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday, March 27, that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
March 28, 2017 - 2:37 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the pipeline is good news...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 28, 2017 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs. The president signed the order at the headquarters of the Environmental...
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FILE - This September 9. 2013 shows wind turbines at Flakfortet near Copenhagen. The EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, said Tuesday March 28, 2017 that the bloc’s executive Commission has approved Denmark's support for a proposed 600 MW offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea, near German windmills.(Jens Dresling/Polfoto File via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 10:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust chief said Tuesday that the bloc's executive Commission has approved Danish government subsidies for a large proposed offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea. EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the aid for the...
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March 28, 2017 - 9:13 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE-GRAHAM NEW: GOP senator says House intel chairman put his 'objectivity in question' WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says the House intelligence chairman has "put his objectivity in question" when it comes to investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Sen...
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March 28, 2017 - 7:49 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE UPDATE: Kremlin calls Kushner talks 'ordinary business' WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kremlin says a meeting between President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and representatives from a Russian state-owned bank was a routine encounter. President Vladimir...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on March 29 that will suspend, rescind, or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
March 28, 2017 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost...
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March 28, 2017 - 6:51 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN UPDATE: Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin undoing former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. Today Trump is expected to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on March 29 that will suspend, rescind, or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
March 28, 2017 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost...
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