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A federal judge issued an order Tuesday allowing a case filed by South Carolina against the Trump administration over seismic testing for offshore oil exploration to proceed. Judge Richard Gergel dismissed several of South Carolina’s legal arguments but allowed the case to proceed under their claim that Trump’s executive order authorizing the exploration exceeded his [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Parker Drilling Management Services. Ltd. v. Newton, the question asked is whether California can adopt its own overtime rules over federal wage law, for workers on oil rigs attached to the Outer Continental Shelf. In this case previously decided by the US Court [...]

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A number of clean energy and environmental protection ballot measures were voted down Tuesday. These ballot measures ranged from more conventional measures requiring certain percentages of a state’s electricity production to come from renewable sources to more radical measures including direct taxes on carbon emissions and the requirement of an open and competitive electricity market. [...]

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