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Biden Officials Float Fuel Export Limit in Meeting With Refiners

Senior Biden administration officials pressed executives from some of the largest US gasoline producers to curtail overseas sales during a tense meeting Friday afternoon, suggesting that without voluntary action, the government could force the industry to stockpile more fuel in US tanks.

Florida’s Retiree Population Bears Brunt of Hurricane Ian (1)

The promise of sandy beaches, mild winters and low living expenses has long attracted retirees to Florida’s southwest coast. But that high concentration of older people means more vulnerability for a region that’s increasingly at risk of natural disasters — a devastating trade-off that became all too clear when Hurricane Ian slammed into the Fort Myers metro region this week.

Plug Power, Execs Beat Investor Suit Over Expense Classification

Fuel cell technology developer Plug Power Inc. and two of its officers defeated investor allegations of securities fraud when a Manhattan federal judge said the investors failed to show how the defendants’ motives went beyond the standard goals typical of corporate officers.

Energy Transfer Partners Religion, Sex Bias Suit Gets Jury Trial

A former Energy Transfer Partners LP warehouse employee who said his supervisor repeatedly berated him for his conversion to Judaism and lifestyle choices will have his religious and gender discrimination claims heard by a jury, a federal Pennsylvania court ruled.

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The Long Fight for Environmental Justice Continues

Environmental justice gained traction in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Forty years later, impacted communities still have limited legal options to combat negative environmental impacts.

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