Nine Blue States Join Fight Against Seismic Oil Testing

Attorneys general from nine states sought Thursday to intervene in a federal lawsuit brought by environmentalists who say the Trump administration’s plans to conduct seismic testing for oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean will cause irreversible harm to marine life.

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South Carolina’s Scott Sinks Trump Judicial Nominee

Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Thursday announced his opposition to a controversial nominee to a federal court in North Carolina, effectively sinking the nomination over the lawyer’s involvement with a political campaign that sent out mailers described as an attempt to intimidate African American voters.

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