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Okla. removes Pruitt from lawsuit
A few hours after Scott Pruitt addressed employees in his first speech as U.S. EPA chief, the state of Oklahoma asked the federal court hearing the case over the Obama administration's landmark climate change rule to remove him from the litigation.
DOJ wants justices to skip case testing agency deference
The Justice Department is urging the Supreme Court to pass on a case that challenges a legal doctrine under which courts give deference to agency interpretations of rules.
Trump admin mounts defense of Obama's HFC crackdown
The Trump Justice Department defended an Obama administration rule today for phasing out potent heat-trapping chemicals.
Judge rejects bid to block lease for N.Y. turbine farm
A federal judge has denied a request to block the sale of an 79,000-acre offshore lease to Statoil ASA for a New York wind farm.
Gorsuch confirmation hearing to start March 20
The confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Supreme Court justice will begin on March 20 and last up to four days, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said today.