Environmental laws and regulations

FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 11, 2017 - 8:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 11, 2017 - 8:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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Representative-elect Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., before a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 11, 2017 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Jimmy Gomez was sworn in as the newest member of Congress on Tuesday, replacing former Rep. Xavier Becerra, now California's attorney general. Gomez, a former state legislator from Los Angeles, was elected June 6, but his swearing-in was delayed amid hopes by California...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, internally displaced people flee fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants on a road in eastern Mosul, Iraq. 3,351,132 _ The number of Iraqis across the country who remained displaced by violence in the fight against IS as of June 30, according to the U.N. migration agency. As Iraqi forces have retaken territory from the militants, more than 1,952,868 people have been able to return home. Of those still displaced, the vast majority are from Nineveh province, where Mosul is located. Some 700,000 are sheltering in camps, while the rest are living with extended family or in rented housing.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
July 11, 2017 - 7:52 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Iraq after the prime minister declared "total victory" over the Islamic State group in Mosul (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A female Sunni lawmaker in Iraq says that uprooting Islamic State group's ideology is the key for a peaceful future in Mosul,...
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July 10, 2017 - 10:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing from two-thirds of lawmakers. The deal updates how pollution offsets and allowances are used, gives the state Air Resources...
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July 10, 2017 - 10:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing from two-thirds of lawmakers. The deal updates how pollution offsets and allowances are used, gives the state Air Resources...
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July 10, 2017 - 10:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing from two-thirds of lawmakers. The deal updates how pollution offsets and allowances are used, gives the state Air Resources...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2013 file photo the company logo of German car manufacturer Porsche is pictured prior to the annual news conference in Stuttgart, Germany. German prosecutors say they've opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions. Stuttgart prosecutors said Monday, July 13, 2017 they are investigating suspicions of fraud and making false claims. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,file)
July 10, 2017 - 9:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions. Stuttgart prosecutors said Monday they are investigating suspicions of fraud and making...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2016 file photo the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed during the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany. A former high-level executive for Volkswagen’s Audi luxury brand has been charged with conspiracy and accused of directing other employees to program vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. The Justice Department says Giovanni Pamio, an Italian citizen, was charged Thursday, July 6, 2017, in a criminal complaint with conspiracy, wire fraud and violating the Clean Air Act. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
July 06, 2017 - 8:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. authorities have accused a former executive of Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand of giving orders to program diesel engines to cheat on emissions tests. Giovanni Pamio, 60, an Italian citizen, is accused of being a leader in a conspiracy that was part of an embarrassing scandal...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington says Pruitt overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a 2016 rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision, the three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Monday, July 3, that EPA must move forward with the Obama-era requirement that aims to reduce the planet-warming emissions from oil and gas operations. Pruitt announced in April that he would delay by 90 days the deadline for oil and gas companies to follow the new rule, which they were required to comply with starting last month. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 03, 2017 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split...
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