Chevron Phillips will settle Texas pollution suit for $121M
U.S. officials touted a deal the government struck Wednesday with the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company to eliminate approximately 158 tons per year of hazardous air pollutants and 1,528 tons per year of volatile organic compounds.
Exxon Mobil fights to shield climate disinformation as free speech
One of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies appeared to be running on fumes Wednesday in its bid to avert liability for publicly downplaying both the risks of climate change and how its business contributes to global warming.
Right to assisted suicide gets favorable argument in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Supreme Court seemed receptive Wednesday to becoming the first court in the country to establish a constitutional right to assisted suicide.
Trial starts against men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan governor
A trial against four men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer began in earnest Wednesday with opening statements and could shine a revealing light on violent extremism in the country.
Embattled Colorado secretary of state candidate Tina Peters hit with criminal charges
Tina Peters, the Mesa County, Colorado, elections chief who's also running for secretary of state, faces criminal charges related to leaking voting machine passwords and processes last year, according to an indictment filed by the Mesa County district attorney's office Tuesday.
Michigan Catholic school argues suit over rescinded mask mandate is not moot
Despite being rescinded nine months ago, a statewide mask mandate for Michigan schoolchildren was debated Wednesday before the en banc Sixth Circuit, which attempted to determine whether a Catholic school's challenge to the order has already been mooted.
More civilians evacuated from Ukrainian cities, maternity hospital struck
More civilian evacuations took place on Wednesday from besieged Ukrainian towns and cities on a day that saw fewer reports of fighting and bombings until late in the afternoon when Ukraine accused Russia of launching a missile attack on a maternity hospital in Mariupol.
European rights court grapples with ‘right to be forgotten’
Lawyers for Belgian newspaper Le Soir told Europe’s top rights court Wednesday that affirming a decision supporting the so-called "right to be forgotten" would curtail the practice of journalism.
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