Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Trump tells Canada, Mexico, he won't terminate NAFTA treaty yet: White House
    on April 27, 2017 at 8:08 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House statement said. […]

  • Philippines bans open-pit mining as minister toughens crackdown
    on April 27, 2017 at 7:43 am

    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez said on Thursday she will ban open-pit mining in the country, toughening a months-long crackdown on the sector she blames for extensive environmental damage. […]

  • Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case
    on April 27, 2017 at 6:49 am

    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say. […]

  • Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans
    on April 27, 2017 at 6:48 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets. […]

  • Judge says Exxon owes $19.95 million for Texas refinery pollution
    on April 27, 2017 at 3:47 am

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that ExxonMobil Corp should pay a $19.95 million penalty for pollution from its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex between 2005 and 2013. […]

  • U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks
    on April 27, 2017 at 1:07 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. […]

  • Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits
    on April 27, 2017 at 12:55 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the real number of U.S. forces. […]

  • U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance
    on April 27, 2017 at 12:16 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. […]

  • U.S. lawmakers say Trump administration still lacks clear North Korea plan
    on April 27, 2017 at 12:05 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said high-profile briefings by the Trump administration on North Korea on Wednesday failed to provide the firm strategy they had hoped for dealing with what they described as a major national security threat. […]

  • Republicans take next step in U.S. deregulation with Senate bill
    on April 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules. […]