Oil and Gas

The Center for Biological Diversity sued Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in federal court, claiming he approved oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres in western Colorado, “without properly analyzing, studying alternatives to, and disclosing to the public significant quantities of greenhouse gas emissions and ensuing impacts to our climate, natural resources, and communities.”

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Emissions Scandal Fallout

Volkswagen must face a proposed class action suit brought by a bonds-purchaser who sold the bonds for a loss following the auto manufacturer’s emissions scandal, a federal court in California ruled. The claims are based on Volkswagen’s failure to disclose that it had secretly installed devices in cars to mask “unlawfully high emissions.”

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EPA Threatens to Cut California Road Funds Over ‘Chronic’ Smog

Amid a growing dispute over climate change and vehicle emissions standards, the Trump administration on Tuesday threatened to withhold highway funding and other federal grants from California over its “chronic air quality problems.”

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California-Led Coalition Sues Trump Over Emissions Rule

Escalating a battle over states’ rights and against climate change, California and 22 other states filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the Trump administration for revoking a Clean Air Act waiver that allowed the Golden State to set emissions rules that are stricter than the federal government.

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