Industry regulation

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo, then U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, speaks during the annual state of Colorado energy luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Petroleum council in Denver. At right is former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department, is promising to cut regulation for businesses without sacrificing environmental interests, if he wins confirmation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 28, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former oil and gas lobbyist nominated to head the Interior Department declined on Thursday to commit to recusing himself from future regulatory decisions involving past clients, telling senators "you want to have your A quarterback on the team." David Bernhardt appeared before...
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March 28, 2019 - 10:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of a Siberian region has banned some foreigners from an array of jobs amid high tensions after an attack on a local woman, allegedly by migrants. The ruling by Sakha Republic head Aisen Nikolaev was made public Thursday. It bans migrants from driving trucks or buses,...
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A protestor waves flags outside of the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. British lawmakers were preparing to vote Wednesday on alternatives for leaving the European Union as they seek to end an impasse following the overwhelming defeat of the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 28, 2019 - 8:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The European Union says it hopes to see a "yes" vote on Brexit soon in the British parliament and especially this week if the U.K. wants to leave the EU based on the deal both sides have agreed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May announces that her Cabinet has agreed to a draft Brexit deal with the European Union after "impassioned" debate, outside 10 Downing Street in London. May told lawmakers Wednesday she is prepared to step down "earlier than I intended" in order to win passage of her Brexit divorce deal from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
March 28, 2019 - 3:19 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:50 p.m. British lawmakers have voted on eight different possible Brexit options, but none received the majority support that would clarify the U.K.'s course. Parliament is trying to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's twice-...
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President Donald Trump speaks before awarding the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Washington.m Buoyed by word that the special counsel found no evidence of collusion with Russia, Trump is signaling he wants to get back to policy. But his agenda remains light on details and seems heavily focused on the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 27, 2019 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn't find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, center, talks at a news conference at the State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., about the state's work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program. Federal judge James Boasberg is blocking Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky, dealing a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency. Boasberg issued two decisions Wednesday, March 27, finding that Medicaid work requirements for low-income people in Arkansas and Kentucky pose numerous obstacles to getting health care that haven’t been adequately addressed by federal and state officials. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency were dealt a blow Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that Medicaid work requirements undermined the program's mission of providing health care for the needy. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in...
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In this March 22, 2019 photo, Erik Finder, who works in the oil and gas industry, speaks at his home in Windsor, Colo. Finder said he worries that proposed new oil and gas regulations in Colorado could strangle the industry, shutting down one of the few careers that offer him a decent wage to support his family. He and other oilfield workers say they're safety-minded people who love Colorado, but they feel demonized and ignored in the debate over new rules. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
March 27, 2019 - 6:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's long-running battle over oil and gas drilling in suburban neighborhoods has erupted again, and this time the stakes are deeply personal. As state lawmakers debate whether to clamp stronger health and safety regulations on the industry, stories of loss and anxiety are...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 14, 2019, file photo shows a Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle. America's standing as the model for aviation-safety regulation will be on trial as congressional hearings begin Wednesday, March 27, 2019, into the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing before and after two deadly crashes of its best-selling airliner. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional hearings looking into the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing (all times local): ___ 5:50 p.m. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., challenged FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell on whether the FAA should ban "selling safety features a la...
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In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits on the assembly line during a brief media tour in Boeing's 737 assembly facility, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Renton, Wash. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to revamp oversight of airplane development after the two deadly crashes of Boeing's new 737 Max 8 airplane, according to testimony prepared for a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 27, 2019 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration plans to revamp oversight of airplane development after the two deadly crashes of Boeing's new 737 Max raised questions of whether the FAA has gone too far in letting companies regulate themselves, a Transportation Department official said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture while visiting Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization. Tribes are gathering Thursday, March 21, 2019, to face the Trump administration's pro-drilling stance as they push for further protections surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Federal officials are revamping the management plan for the area around the world heritage site in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)
March 27, 2019 - 2:29 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders are calling on U.S. land managers to put off an upcoming oil and gas lease sale, the latest in an ongoing battle over energy development in a region that's home to a national park and other sites of cultural and historical significance. The tribes say the...
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