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January 5, 2018 President Trump Seeks to Open Most U.S. Coastal Waters to Oil Drilling

Source: Time

The Trump administration is proposing to open almost all U.S. coastal waters to oil drilling, including those off California and Florida where activists have fought for decades to spare delicate ecosystems from oil spills.

January 5, 2018 SEC warns cryptocurrency investors of rampant illegal trading

Source: The Hill

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned investors Thursday that those firms and brokers who offer cryptocurrency investments are often breaking federal trading laws.

January 4, 2018 Cuomo Promises Progress on Clean Energy, Environment in 2018

Source: NRDC

In his 2018 State of the State agenda unveiled this week, and in his live address today in the Capitol in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to significantly ramp up energy efficiency in the state and tackle a host of...

January 4, 2018 Farmers to receive environmental payments after Brexit

Source: BBC

UK farmers will receive money for making improvements that boost the environment, under a new system to be introduced after Brexit.

January 3, 2018 Crowded hospitals ‘put patients at risk’ (UK)

Source: BBC

Patients are at risk in overcrowded hospitals as the NHS struggles to cope with the surge of patients seen in recent weeks, a senior doctor has said.

January 3, 2018 China starts collecting environment tax

Source: The Express Tribune

BEIJING: China started collecting an environment tax on Monday to better protect the environment and cut pollutant discharge, as the country’s Environmental Protection Tax Law took effect on January 1, 2018.

January 3, 2018 Coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

Source: USA Today

The nation’s coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal...

January 3, 2018 BP Says US Tax Changes to Cost $1.5 Billion in Q4

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Oil supermajor BP (NYSE: BP) said in a press release Tuesday morning that the reduction in the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% required the company to review its deferred tax situation. As a result the company expects to...

January 2, 2018 Caterpillar's $2 billion tax fight with the IRS could change how US companies do business

Source: CNBC

Caterpillar Inc. has long used a subsidiary in Geneva, Switzerland, called Caterpillar SARL, to process sales and profits for international orders, and the IRS wants the heavy-machinery maker to pay a $2 billion tax bill on that...

January 2, 2018 What’s A Carbon Tax?

Source: Hawaii Reporter

Recently, the Hawaii Tax Review Commission’s primary consultant, PFM Group, issued a final report to the Commission asking it to review many taxing alternatives, including a “carbon tax” that had the potential to put an...

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