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Alaska

EPA blocks mining project proposal that threatened Alaskan salmon | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked a controversial mining project set for development in Alaska over concerns about adverse effects on salmon fisheries in the area, according to a release from the agency. The announcement stops the Pebble Mine project, which would have become the largest copper, gold and molybdenum extraction site on […]

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Alaska

Biden administration takes another step toward advancing a controversial oil drilling project in Alaska | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday advanced the controversial Willow oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, releasing the final environmental impact statement before the project can be approved. The ConocoPhillips proposed Willow drilling plan is a massive and decadeslong project that the state’s bipartisan Congressional delegation says will create […]

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Alabama

Alabama attorney general says people who take abortion pills could be prosecuted | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Alabama’s Republican attorney general said this week that women in the state who use prescription medication to terminate their pregnancies could be prosecuted under a chemical-endangerment law, even though Alabama’s anti-abortion law does not intend to punish women who receive abortions. Steve Marshall made the comments in the wake of a decision earlier […]

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Congress has so much to do before Christmas | #elections | #alabama

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  It is the most productive time of year on Capitol Hill – after the election and before Republicans take over the House of Representatives – when the current Congress tries to […]

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