WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 80 environmental, labor and civic groups on Tuesday urged eBay Inc to end its association with the political group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), weeks after Google Inc abruptly left ALEC over its views on climate change.
Civic groups such as Common Cause and the Environmental Defense Fund and unions including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters wrote to the e-commerce company’s management asking it to reconsider involvement in ALEC because of what they called its “extreme agenda.”
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department
has taken a small step toward resolving some two-dozen pending
requests to export lightly processed oil this summer, asking
energy companies to fill out a one-page questionnaire about
their plans, sources familiar with the document told Reuters.
The nine questions may help the department map out a further
easing of the four-decade old ban on crude exports.