Nightly Brief

Your Thursday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the National Rifle Association on Thursday calling for additional regulations on the device that allowed the Las Vegas shooter have the semi-automatic guns used in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history to function as fully automatic weapons; California’s mammoth $17 billion plan to overhaul the West Coast’s largest estuary taking another hit, after state auditors revealed a combination of skyrocketing costs and shaky oversight plague the contentious water project; approximately 75 percent of the honey sampled by researchers across the globe contains trace samples of pesticides, according to a new study, and more.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

1.) In National news  the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that’s a critical step for the party’s drive to rewrite the tax code later this year.

A variety of semi-automatic rifles. (Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press)

2.) The National Rifle Association on Thursday called for additional regulations on the device that allowed the Las Vegas shooter have the semi-automatic guns used in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history to function as fully automatic weapons.

In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, a gas flare is seen at a natural gas processing facility near Williston, N.D.(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
3.) Finding the Trump administration illegally rolled back an emissions-reducing rule for oil and gas wells on public land, a federal judge revived the regulation Wednesday, but the victory could prove short-lived for environmentalists because plans are already under way to scrap the new requirements.
The Delta viewed from above Sherman Island, with the Sacramento River above and San Joaquin River below.
5.) In Regional news California’s mammoth $17 billion plan to overhaul the West Coast’s largest estuary took another hit Thursday, after state auditors revealed a combination of skyrocketing costs and shaky oversight plague the contentious water project.
Pacific walrus. (Courthouse News Service via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
6.)  The Trump administration announced the Pacific walrus will not be listed as a threatened species, despite environmental groups’ claims the aquatic mammal is in danger.
Honeybees at the University of Texas at Austin. (Vivian Abagiu)

7.) In Environmental news approximately 75 percent of the honey sampled by researchers across the globe contains trace samples of pesticides, according to a study published Thursday.

 

 

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