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World Trade Organization director-general Roberto Azevedo said Monday that he has seen "real momentum" in the WTO's efforts to craft new rules on e-commerce and commercial fishing following its pivot from large-scale trade talks to sector-specific consultations.
A D.C. federal judge said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was largely right to withhold several documents a law firm requested under the Freedom of Information Act, ruling much of the information on the agency's policy of regulating certain sewage was exempt because it was deliberative.
U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both New Mexico Democrats, proposed a bill Tuesday that would prevent energy leasing or development on federal land around Chaco Canyon, an area that is sacred to New Mexico pueblos and the Navajo Nation.
News that Volkswagen rigged U.S. diesel emissions tests — a scandal sometimes referred to as “Dieselgate” — has harmed the “hardworking men and women who make their livelihood selling vehicles in the Volkswagen brand” and led to reduced sales, according to a consolidated class action filed in California federal court on Tuesday.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed legislation that would establish a new renewable energy standard and made several moves designed to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in the state, including signing an executive order to reach 100 percent clean energy use by 2050.