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NiSource lapses led to deadly Massachusetts blast: federal agency

(Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that utility company NiSource Inc failed to adequately draft and oversee natural gas...

Trump slams California wildfire steps, threatens funding halt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rekindled his criticism of California’s wildfire prevention steps and threatened to withhold billions of...

Volunteer search teams born of prior disasters reactivated in Florida

(Reuters) - Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane...

Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday to increase ethanol use in the nation’s gasoline pool, delivering a...

U.S. Supreme Court declines billionaire appeal in California beach access suit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to proponents of open access to California’s coastline on Monday, declining the...

U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park,...

Probe of FEMA chief referred to prosecutors: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal probe into whether the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, improperly used his government car...

Plains All American Pipeline convicted in 2015 California oil spill

(Reuters) - A California jury on Friday found the Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline company guilty on criminal charges of fouling state waters...

Supreme Court nominee evasive on scope of Trump’s presidential power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, embraced judicial independence on Wednesday but sidestepped Senate Democrats’ questions on...

Trump’s EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would...

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