EU Court Orders Poland to Stop Logging in Ancient Forest

Europe’s highest court on Monday again ordered Poland to immediately stop logging operations in what’s left of an ancient forest that once covered the European plain, and threatened fines of $117,000 per day in a case that’s pitted the EU and environmentalists against Poland’s conservative government for most of the year.

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Group Takes Fight Over Barrier Reef Pipeline Funding to Ninth Circuit

An environmental advocate’s attorney urged a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday to revive a lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s funding of a natural gas project that opponents say threatens one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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EPA’s Pruitt Praised by Right-Wing Groups for Getting Agency “Out of Science”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s director Scott Pruitt and speakers at a fossil fuels conference in Houston sponsored by right-wing groups had a mutual lovefest, with Pruitt praising the groups for their commitment to oil and gas and the groups lauding Pruitt for getting the EPA “out of science.”

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