SCANA Corp. Board Can’t Dodge Suit Over Scrapped Nuclear Project

(CN) – A South Carolina federal judge refused to dismiss a shareholder derivative complaint against SCANA Corporation’s board of directors over the abandonment of two nuclear reactors that allegedly cost the company billions of dollars.

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Gas Line to Europe Raises Questions of Corruption and Human Rights

For more than a year protesters have sought to stop work on a European-financed natural gas line coming all the way from Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea to the land of olive trees and beaches in southern Italy. Protesters have sought to block the removal of olive trees; they’ve blocked roads to stop work trucks and faced off with riot police; they’ve held marches, disrupted meetings and pushed their cause on the internet.

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Italy Pursues Offshore Oil Drilling, Despite Worries

Italy’s coastlines are among the most famous and beloved in the world, and the reason why tourists flock with abandon to places like Monopoli, a walled city on the Adriatic Sea each summer. But Monopolitan fishermen and others worry that that government’s new plans to allow offshore drilling could ruin their livelihood and the tourism from which so many coastal residents make their living.

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