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Toxic chemical rules pose test for Biden

Key industries — including some that the White House is backing through other policies — are lobbying to water down the first major new rules in a generation on chemicals that pose risks to humans.
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A faked kidnapping and cocaine: A Montana mine’s descent into chaos

The Signal Peak Mine was embroiled in a web of criminal activity. Now, environmental groups want to shut it down.
Florida utility is fined $500,000 for 2017 explosion that killed 5

Florida utility is fined $500,000 for 2017 explosion that killed 5

Tampa Electric Company pleaded guilty in May to “willfully” violating an OSHA rule that required workers to receive a pre-job briefing about the work they were to perform.
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Outside COP26, trash in Glasgow piles high

At COP26, delegates address the need to curb emissions and mass consumption to save the planet while the reality of today’s throwaway society is all too apparent nearby.
China hurries to burn more coal, putting climate goals at risk

China hurries to burn more coal, putting climate goals at risk

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