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Trump administration scales back U.S. water protections

Washington | Reuters — The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, easing burdens on industries such as agriculture and mining but angering environmental groups. The Navigable Waters Protection Rule could win political points ahead of the November election for Republican President

Clinton campaign studying alternative to U.S. ethanol mandate

Washington/San Francisco | Reuters — Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign has solicited advice from California regulators on how to revamp a federal regulation requiring biofuels such as corn-based ethanol be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, according to campaign and state officials. The move is the clearest sign yet that, if elected, Clinton

Obama pledges $1 billion for climate change

Will help communities deal with extreme weather events, such as floods, drought, heat waves and wildfires

President Barack Obama on Feb. 14 unveiled a $1-billion fund in his 2015 budget to help communities across the United States prepare for the impact of climate change. The fund, announced in Fresno, California, is part of Obama’s pledge to speed federal assistance to the most populous U.S. state. California is attempting to cope with