Zinke Touts Ramping Up Oil and Gas Production As Good for Louisiana’s Coast

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke touted the Trump administration’ plan to expand oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, telling reporters during a brief trip to southeast Louisiana that the ramped up activity will help save the state’s disappearing coastline.

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EPA Rebuked for Resistance to Public Input on Clean Power Plan Repeal

The Trump administration has little interest in hearing dissenting opinions — or scientific facts — as it moves to repeal an Obama-era initiative intended to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, officials from New York and Connecticut said during a public hearing on Wednesday.

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Japan Exports Climb on Surging Demand for Cars, Machinery

Japan’s exports grew 14 percent over a year earlier in October on strong demand for vehicles, electronics and machinery. However, customs data released Monday showed even faster growth in imports of oil, gas and coal that caused the trade surplus to fall more than 40 percent from the year before.

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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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