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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Federal officials have dropped plans to conduct a five-year status review of a jeopardized bird species as the Trump […]

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Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush in a Friday ruling sided with environmentalists who sued […]

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US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land — including cutting down small trees and underbrush and […]

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