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Court rejects challenge to mercury emissions rule

By Zack Colman | 04/15/14 01:28 PM

A federal court upheld an Environmental Protection Agency rule that limits mercury and other toxic air emissions from power plants Tuesday, delivering a victory for the Obama administration and a blow to industry groups fighting the regulation.
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Georgia judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule

By RUSS BYNUM | 04/15/14 07:00 PM

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's most prominent growers of sweet Vidalia onions asked a judge Tuesday to protect him from possible sanctions by state agriculture officials as he prepares to ship his crop to grocery stores ahead of the official start date imposed by a new regulation...
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Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | 04/15/14 10:00 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members vowed Tuesday to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that ordered the country to halt its Antarctic whaling program. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told the...
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