Laws & Regulations

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

"Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Reached, but Faces Scrutiny in Congress"

"The United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday reached final agreement on the largest regional trade accord in history, teeing up what could be the toughest fight President Obama will face in his final year in office: securing approval from Congress."

Source: NY Times, 10/06/2015

Pipeline Co. Seeks to Bar Evidence of Gov. Scott’s Investment From Suit

"Lawyers for a company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline in north Florida have told a judge that environmental opponents should be blocked from 'presenting evidence or argument' about Gov. Rick Scott’s financial interest in the company."

Source: Florida Bulldog, 10/05/2015

"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


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