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Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

29 days ago   |   By Post Gazette

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, signed a replacement rule that gives states leeway in deciding whether to require efficiency upgrades at existing coal plants.
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Trump EPA to unveil gutting of Obama's power plant rule

Trump EPA to unveil gutting of Obama's power plant rule

29 days ago   |   By Politicus USA

The Trump administration will unveil a new carbon emission rule for the U.S. power industry on Wednesday to replace an Obama-era regulation to fight climate change that it scrapped for being too hard on the coal industry.
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Trump administration rolls out coal-friendly climate rule

Trump administration rolls out coal-friendly climate rule

29 days ago   |   By Politico

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued its long-awaited replacement for former President Barack Obama's most ambitious climate change regulation, rolling back rules in an effort to salvage the declining role of coal in the nation's power supply. Critics charge that the proposal would cripple the fight against climate change, which has emerged as a major issue for Democrats in the 2020 presidential race. The Environmental Protection Agency's rule is a part of the Trump administration campaign to erase greenhouse gas regulations designed to stave off the worst effects of climate...
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Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

It will be “Biden and Harris Round 2” at the second Democratic debates. The lineups for the Democratic presidential primary debates at the end of the month were drawn at random... Read more ...

City explains its public art shows Spider-Man's hands, not devil horns...

City explains its public art shows Spider-Man's hands, not devil horns, after complaint

A woman in Lincoln, Nebraska, is fighting the city over what she says is a sculpture depicting devil horns at the Lincoln Children's Zoo. It's actually just Spiderman's hands... Read more ...

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. Read more ...

Judge denies bail for Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

Judge denies bail for Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

The federal judge's ruling means Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. Read more ...

Zack Wheeler report comes in with Mets watching closely

Zack Wheeler report comes in with Mets watching closely

SAN FRANCISCO - Zack Wheeler has taken the first steps in what the Mets hope will be a fast return from the injured list. On Thursday, the right-hander played catch for a... Read more ...

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 people on board, state media says

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 people on board, state media says

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state TV reported Thursday. Read more ...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted of woman's murder

Jurors deliberated less than an hour before reaching a guilty verdict. Read more ...

Man sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy in Seoul - and survives

Man sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy in Seoul - and survives

A man set himself on fire outside the Japan embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Friday amid tension between the two countries. The man, who was in his 70s, started the fire inside... Read more ...

Judge denies bail for Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

Judge denies bail for Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

The federal judge's ruling means Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. Read more ...

Trump says he disagrees with ‘send her back' chants about Omar

Trump says he disagrees with ‘send her back' chants about Omar

President Trump said he disagreed with the “send her back” chants that arose from the crowd at his rally in North Carolina while he launched an attack against Democrat Rep... Read more ...