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U.S. court finds for California’s work with Quebec on carbon market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — A U.S. federal district court has ruled that California’s co-ordination with Quebec in a cap-and-trade carbon emissions market is constitutional, a blow to the Trump administration made public in a filing late on Friday. In October, the Trump administration sued California for entering a climate agreement with Quebec, saying the state […] Read more

Trump administration scales back U.S. water protections

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, easing burdens on industries such as agriculture and mining but angering environmental groups. The Navigable Waters Protection Rule could win political points ahead of the November election for Republican President […] Read more


U.S. upholds ethanol mandate

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United States on Friday upheld its program to turn a large share of the corn crop into ethanol for motor fuel, saying it did not cause undue economic harm despite steep competition for depleted U.S. grain supplies after the worst drought in 50 years. In August, as drought seared the Midwest, the governors of […] Read more

U.S. seen unlikely to hit advanced biofuel goal

Reading Time: 3 minutes The United States will likely fail to reach its long-term mandate for making advanced ethanol from trees, grasses and crop waste unless producers innovate significantly, a scientific advisory group said last week. The National Research Council’s comments are the latest sign that backers of alternative fuels must wait longer for “next-generation” ethanol. Touted as the […] Read more