Category Archives: NAA News

U.S. states hit back at EPA chief over climate rule guidance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic state officials blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for telling governors in what they describe as a “legally incorrect” letter in March that they do not need to comply with a major climate change regulation.

Fourteen Democratic attorneys general and officials from six cities and counties said the guidance that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sent to states on March 30 was misleading because the Clean Power Plan enacted under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, remains on the...

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Wells Fargo uncovers more fake accounts in drawn-out scandal

Wells Fargo & Co hiked the tally of accounts that were potentially opened without customers’ knowledge by over a million on Thursday after an expanded review of improper sales practices.

The revelation is the latest chapter in a year-long scandal at the San Francisco bank and puts it back in the crosshairs of lawmakers as they prepare to return to Congress next week.

Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading voice on consumer finance issues, tweeted “Unbelievable” after Wells Fargo said it had found...

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U.S. fuel shortages from Harvey to hamper Labor Day travel

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Travelers and fuel suppliers across the United States braced for higher prices and shortages ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend as the country’s biggest fuel pipelines and refineries curb operations after Hurricane Harvey.

Just six days after Harvey slammed into the heart of the U.S. energy industry in Texas, the effects are being felt not just in Houston, but also in Chicago and New York, and prices at the pump nationwide have hit a high for the year. Read more