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A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday rejected Alaska’s long-running challenge to a rule put in place by former President Bill Clinton’s administration limiting the number of roads built in national forests, finding that the U.S. Department of Agriculture hadn’t overstepped its authority in creating the limitation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urged a D.C. federal judge on Thursday to toss a suit from a slew of green groups challenging the agency’s postponement of toxicity limits for power plant wastewater, saying it withdrew the stay at issue in the case.
The U.S. government’s temporary easing of restrictions on foreign-flagged vessels moving goods between U.S. ports after Hurricane Irma was a rare opening for energy producers and transportation and logistics companies to control their costs when demand for fuel is high following a natural disaster, experts say.
The Tenth Circuit on Thursday tossed litigation challenging an Obama-era federal rule that strengthened hydraulic fracturing regulations on federal and Native American lands, saying it was pointless to proceed in light of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the rule.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the reversal of a state commission's decision to allow construction of a $1.8 billion transmission line serving various wind farms, backing an appellate court's conclusion that the project's developer isn’t a public utility so the project can't be certified under state law.