Courts Thwart Administration’s Effort to Rescind Obama-Era Environmental Regulations

The legal reversals reflect how aggressively opponents are challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind regulations. But the battle is hardly over.

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Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies

An Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which may open it to drilling.

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Trump Rules: Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands

A business-friendly Interior secretary has moved to invigorate a struggling industry, reversing Obama-era restrictions to help create “wealth and jobs.”

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On Washington: Lesson for Trump: Hardball Against Senators Is a Game He Can Lose

Presidents often try to influence senators’ votes with threats of retaliation. Those efforts have often backfired, and have sometimes prompted senators to switch parties.

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