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Apr 11, 2014
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Apr 10, 2014

EPA defends enforcement plan to focus on biggest polluters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to focus on cracking down on just the largest polluters will deliver “lasting returns” to the American public, its top enforcement official said on Thursday.

Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the EPA’s office of enforcement, wrote in a blog post that the agency remained committed to punishing polluters that violate U.S. rules but needed to prioritize because of budgetary and staffing constraints.

Apr 10, 2014
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Apr 8, 2014
Apr 8, 2014

Key senator pledges to defend 1920 law on domestic shipping industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States should strengthen a century-old law designed to protect the domestic shipping industry, rather than relax it under pressure from the energy industry, the chair of the Senate Energy Committee said on Tuesday.

The 1920 Jones Act restricts the delivery of goods between U.S. ports to ships made in the United States and flying the country’s flags.

Apr 8, 2014
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