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Nov 4, 2015

U.S. states, cities seek to defend Obama’s carbon rule in court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than two dozen U.S. states and cities asked a federal court Tuesday to let them help defend the Obama administration’s carbon emissions reduction plan from legal challenges being brought by other states.

California, New York, Iowa and Virginia were among the 18 states who filed a motion to intervene in lawsuits now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Cities including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia are also participating in the effort to intervene.

Oct 27, 2015

U.S. judge dismisses power market manipulation case against JPMorgan

Oct 27 (Reuters) – A federal judge in California has
dismissed a class action lawsuit that accused JPMorgan Chase &
Co of racketeering and manipulation of the state’s
electricity market.

The ruling on Monday said that California ratepayers could
not sue JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, because the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has exclusive authority to
address violations of the Federal Power Act.

Oct 13, 2015

Chesapeake crabbers face changing workforce, murky future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Morgan Tolley is a third generation crab processor working on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, but he’s worried that his industry may be under threat as more and more young people shun the traditional family-oriented trade.

The A.E. Phillips crab picking house Tolley manages in Fishing Creek, Maryland, relies on crabs harvested by the “watermen” of the Bay.

Oct 9, 2015

U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. court on Friday issued an
order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water
rule across the country, expanding on a prior injunction from a
separate court that applied only to certain states.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit granted a
nationwide stay against the so-called Waters of the United
States (WOTUS) rule finalized by the Environmental Protection
Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May.

Sep 30, 2015

U.S. court issues injunction against fracking rules for public lands

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Wyoming
granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday against new
regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, handing a
victory to oil and gas producers who had vehemently opposed the
rules.

U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl had put the regulations
on hold in June as he weighed a request from energy industry
groups and four states to stop the rules from being implemented
until their lawsuit against the new standards was resolved.

Sep 30, 2015

U.S. court issues injunction against fracking rules for public lands

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Wyoming
granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday against new
regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, handing a
victory to oil and gas producers who had vehemently opposed the
rules.

U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl had put the regulations
on hold in June as he weighed a request from energy industry
groups and four states to stop the rules from being implemented
until their lawsuit against the new standards was resolved.

Sep 30, 2015

Wyoming court issues injunction against fracking rules for public lands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Wyoming judge on Wednesday granted
a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s
regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, handing a
victory to oil and gas producers who had vehemently opposed the
rules.

U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl had put the regulations
on hold in June as he weighed a request from energy industry
groups and four states to stop the rules from being implemented
until their lawsuit against the new standards was resolved.

Sep 30, 2015

Texas county sues Volkswagen over diesel-emissions scandal

By Ayesha Rascoe

(Reuters) – A Texas county sued Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in state court on Wednesday, accusing the German carmaker of violating state environmental laws by installing software on some of its diesel vehicles to circumvent emissions tests.

The lawsuit filed by Harris County, which includes Houston, seeks up to $25,000 per violation per day.

Sep 28, 2015

Analysis: VW’s diesel tax breaks could be a focus for U.S. prosecutors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s push to
secure tax breaks that kick-started a market for its new diesel
cars could now help U.S. investigators build a case against the
automaker for deceiving the government about their emissions,
lawyers said.

VW was among several automakers that lobbied the
administration of George W. Bush to secure around $50 million in
tax breaks under an incentive program that included the first
wave of VW Jetta TDI drivers in the United States.

Sep 28, 2015

Volkswagen’s diesel tax breaks could be a focus for U.S. prosecutors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) push to secure tax breaks that kick-started a market for its new diesel cars could now help U.S. investigators build a case against the automaker for deceiving the government about their emissions, lawyers said.

VW was among several automakers that lobbied the administration of George W. Bush to secure around $50 million in tax breaks under an incentive program that included the first wave of VW Jetta TDI drivers in the United States.

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      "A Howard University graduate, I began my career at Reuters as an intern covering hotels and airlines in New York. I now work in Washington D.C. covering energy policy and regulations."
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