Trump Drilling Plans Raise Concerns Over Discarded Poison Gas, Nuke Waste

The Trump administration’s proposal to open large tracts of seabed off the South Carolina coast to oil and gas exploration has drawn a sharp rebuke from a statewide business advocacy group concerned about the thousands of unexploded bombs, poison gas and radioactive waste that were dumped in the planned exploration zone.

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Fourth Circuit Says Gas Spill Lawsuit Can Proceed Despite Repairs

The Fourth Circuit on Thursday said environmentalists can continue to press claims that a ruptured gas line, since repaired, is an ongoing violation of the Clean Water Act because a plume from the spill continues to pollute navigable waters of the United States.

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Sentencing Imminent in Charleston Police Shooting Case

Attorneys for a white former North Charleston police officer who shot and killed a black motorist during a routine traffic stop in 2015 are expected to wrap up their defense Wednesday morning, believing they’ve successfully shown their client, Michael Slager, committed manslaughter, not murder, when he shot Walter Scott to death.

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