National (U.S.)

Oil Industry Gaining in Push for Repeal of US Ban on Petroleum Exports

"After watching the price of oil and the size of their profits plunge, a dozen top executives from some of the nation’s largest oil exploration companies flew to Washington late last winter on an urgent mission: push Congress and the White House to allow unlimited exports of American crude oil."

Source: NY Times, 10/06/2015

"Car Emissions Test Body Receives 70% of Cash From Motor Industry"

"The body examining the practices of the car industry following the Volkswagen emissions scandal has been accused of a major conflict of interest after it emerged that nearly three quarters of its funding comes from the companies it is investigating."

Source: Guardian, 10/05/2015

"Obama Just Announced the First New Marine Sanctuaries in 15 Years"

"At the second annual Our Ocean conference, which opens today in Chile and will address challenges to marine ecosystems around the globe, world leaders will announce the extra steps they are taking to protect the world’s oceans. And the Obama administration is helping to kick things off by announcing plans to create two new marine sanctuaries — one in Maryland, and the other in Lake Michigan."

Source: Wash Post, 10/05/2015


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