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  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The New York Times President Trump, who has vowed to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution, rolled back clean water protections and removed climate change from a list of national security
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Trump administration has confirmed  that it is scaling back regulations introduced under President Obama that were designed to limit the levels of toxic materials in coal plants’ water waste. The United States
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an unusual moment of bipartisan unity, the United States Senate has approved a new conservation and public lands bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently supports a conservation program known as
  • 3 May 2020- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A coalition of eight US environmental groups, led by the the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), filed a lawsuit 29 April in the District Court of Massachusetts to block the Trump administration’s new “Navigable Waters
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Info SANTA MONICA CA, United States The US State of California has stood up to the Trump administration with respect to “water mining”. On July 31, the state assembly approved Bill 307 that provides for a comprehensive state review process for all groundwater
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Alaska Public Media The Trump administration is quietly reviving a long-stalled effort by state regulators to loosen pollution standards where fish spawn. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposed the rule change more than a
  • 17 Nov 2017- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC About 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of oil leaked 16 November from a section of the controversial Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota in the largest of three leaks from the pipeline in the state in the last two years. According to a
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 15 Nov 2016- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOHHOT, China Two hundred eighty people have been questioned and 362 companies have been shut down since July for violating environmental regulations in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Authorities said that since a central supervision group
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian police shot and killed one person on October 15th during clashes with some 200 protesters who were blocking a road near the Las Bambas copper mine in Apurimac state. Local media reported that another 34 protesters had been injured,
  • 4 Oct 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian Congress on September 29th voted to give the administration of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski decree powers for 90 days to fast-track legislation in five key areas: the economy, crime, corruption, water and sanitation, and
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of

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