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Axis Capital Rules Out Insuring Arctic Oil and Gas Projects

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. said it won’t insure oil and gas projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, becoming the first North American underwriter to make the commitment after pressure from native Alaskans and environmentalists. The move follows similar pledges …

Analysis: Mississippi Flood-Control Fight Unresolved as Trump Departs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers and environmentalists have been arguing for decades over proposals for a massive federal flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta. The fight is continuing into a new presidential administration. Four conservation groups are suing the …

Appeals Court Upholds Trump Health Care Price Disclosure Rule

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a White House-backed rule to require hospitals to disclose the prices they negotiate with insurers for an array of tests and procedures. The 2-0 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

Consumers Protest New Measure of ‘Unfair’ Airline Practices

Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly. On the Friday during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the Transportation Department made final …

U.S. Sanctions Advisory Raises Hurdles For Global Maritime Industry

LONDON/WASHINGTON — Ship owners and insurers say it may be impossible for the maritime industry to fully comply with the Trump administration’s new guidelines on how to avoid sanctions penalties related to Iran, North Korea and Syria, raising the risk …

Trump Administration Issues Global Maritime Advisory on Sanctions, With Industry Input

WASHINGTON/LONDON — The Trump administration on Thursday issued guidelines to help ship owners and insurers avoid the risks of sanctions penalties, standards that maritime players and a senior State Department official said were modified following months of discussions with industry. …

States Oppose Trump Proposal to Ship LNG by Rail, Citing Safety Risk

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that potential leaks from the shipments pose risks of fiery explosions to residents and emergency responders. The …

Government Moves Toward Easing Drive-Time Rules for Truckers

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates …

Trump EPA Allows Use of Controversial Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. The agency denied the petition by a …

US Won’t Impose Rule to Protect Against Coal Ash Spill Costs

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it won’t require electric utilities to show they have money to clean up hazardous spills from power plants despite a history of toxic coal ash releases contaminating rivers and aquifers. Environmental …