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Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:59am

One afternoon last April, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, travelled to the Harvey Mine, in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, to declare that the agency had a new direction, which he called “Back to Basics.” 

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Loosely regulated market for biofuel credits spurs speculators and swindlers

Published: 
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:07am

Andre Bernard made a killing selling a mirage.

As oil refineries struggled to comply with federal mandates for blending renewable fuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel supply, Bernard offered a solution: millions of dollars' worth of biofuel credits they could buy to help meet their obligation.

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IN THE COURTROOM, CLIMATE SCIENCE NEEDS SUBSTANCE—AND STYLE

Published: 
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:36am

CHEVRON WOULD LIKE you to know that it believes in climate change. It also believes people cause it by burning carbon-based fuel—the kind Chevron extracts from the ground, refines, and sells. In fact, Chevron believes all this so hard that today its lawyer said so, in a federal court in San Francisco. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? Yup. They’re right.

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Volkswagen Executive Gets Max Sentence Of 7 Years For Role In Emissions Scandal

Published: 
Wed, 12/06/2017 (All day)

A former Volkswagen AG executive received the maximum sentence on Wednesday of seven years in prison and a $400,000 fine for his role in the company’s emissions scandal.

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California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

Published: 
Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.