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Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By DENISE LAVOIE | February 24, 2020

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to remove an obstacle to construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with a majority of justices expressing skepticism about a lower court ruling that tossed out a key permit needed for the natural gas pipeline...

Key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit heads to Supreme Court

By DENISE LAVOIE, SARAH RANKIN, and ALAN SUDERMAN | February 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When plans for the 605-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline were first unveiled in 2014, supporters of the natural gas project brimmed with enthusiasm and promises.The pipeline would bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets...

Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | February 21, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found...

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police post in northern Benin

By VIRGILE AHISSOU | February 10, 2020

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Men armed with rifles and machetes attacked a police station in Benin ne ar the border with troubled Burkina Faso, raising fears that Islamic extremist violence could be encroaching even further south, officials said.One policeman...

Trump administration moves ahead on shrinking Utah monuments

By BRADY McCOMBS | February 6, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized more than two years ago that ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will...

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