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DHS using unpopular raids to curb border crossings

In this photo taken March 2, 2016, Dilsia Acosta holds her grandson Joshua in Durham, N.C. The Obama administration is openly stepping up efforts to find and deport immigrants who were part of the 2014 surge of illegal crossings by unaccompanied children and families. One of those unaccompanied children-turned-adults targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement is 19-year-old Wildin David Guillen Acosta. His mother, Dilsia Acosta, said her son came to the U.S. in June 2014 at the peak of a wave of immigrant children. His father, Hector Guillen, came to the United States illegally in 2005 and his mother followed in 2013. Wildin Acosta was arrested in January after a judge ruled that he should be deported. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is openly stepping up efforts to find and deport immigrants who were part of the 2014 surge of illegal crossings by unaccompanied children and families. The politically fraught endeavor is a follow-through on a nearly 2-year-old warning that those immigrants who don’t win permission to stay in the United States would be sent packing. ...

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Offshore plan closes door to new American energy opportunities

Offshore plan closes door to new American energy opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President Barry Russell released the following statement on the next stage of the Obama Administration’s proposed five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2017-2022: “Offshore energy production has and will continue to be integral to America’s energy future – for good-paying jobs, national energy security, and billions of dollars in ...

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In reversal, Obama administration to block oil drilling in Atlantic

In reversal, Obama administration to block oil drilling in Atlantic

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, a move cheered by environmentalists and consistent with the president’s aggressive steps to deal with climate change. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement on Twitter, declaring that the administration’s next five-year offshore drilling plan “protects the Atlantic for ...

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Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge ruled that BP does not have to pay for economic losses other businesses suffered when the federal government shut down deep-water drilling in the wake of BP’s catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans issued his ruling late Thursday. The Obama administration imposed ...

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Murray Energy idling West Virginia coal mine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A large West Virginia underground coal mine owned by Murray Energy is halting production for nearly two weeks, and the rest of the company’s mines are running on part-time schedules due to reduced demand from electric utilities, the company’s chairman and CEO said Wednesday. The Marion County mine will be idled until at least March 7, ...

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Cramer – Obama’s budget asking for money to wage war on fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer criticized President Obama’s request for an additional $12 million for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). Its purpose is to enforce civil and criminal environmental laws and programs. This 11 percent increase is the largest requested out of all the Department of Justice’s divisions. Central among the ENRD responsibilities ...

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Court’s stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term. The high court’s stay allows the Democrat’s re-election campaign to avoid — for now — the thicket of political thorns growing out of the debate over the future ...

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Vermont governor hits stay on Clean Power Plan

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay President Barack Obama’s “clean power plan.” Shumlin also is stepping up his calls for the state pension funds to divest themselves of coal company stocks. The high court on Tuesday ordered a halt to enforcement of the crackdown on coal-fired power plants until ...

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