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Gov. Bruce Rauner's office confirmed Friday that a vendor contracted with the state's Department of Employment Security had its data breached earlier this month in a hack that touched the data of 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois.
Certain coal issuers are returning to the initial public offering landscape after a long absence, a trend experts say reflects more favorable economic prospects and expectations of a friendlier regulatory environment under the Trump administration.
The Army Corps of Engineers urged a D.C. federal judge on Thursday to reject the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's challenge to the agency's approvals for the Dakota Access pipeline to be built under a North Dakota lake, saying the agency consulted for years with the tribe and relied on strong evidence to support its decisions.
President Donald Trump's approval of a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline will ignite a lengthy legal firestorm over the controversial project, but experts say overturning the presidential permit will be difficult for pipeline opponents and a better chance of success lies in challenging federal environmental permits and state-level actions.
The Colorado Court of Appeals said Thursday the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was too hasty when it told a group of residents it could not adjust its permit process to dedicate more resources to studying fracking projects' effects on public health, safety and welfare.