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People walk next to a gas station flooded and damaged by the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

- Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday.

A gate at the U.S. Oil Recovery Superfund site is shown Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Pasadena, Texas, where three tanks once used to store toxic waste were flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The Environmental Protection Agency says it has found no evidence that toxins washed off the site, but is still assessing damage.  (AP Photo)

Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods: AP exclusive report

- Associated Press

The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city’s ship channel.

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Proposed tariffs might give short-lived protection to a handful of privileged American solar manufacturers, but they would doom the broader U.S. solar industry and its customers by removing inexpensive choices from the market. (Associated Press/File)

Solar industry needs free trade, not favoritism

Conservatives now find themselves standing alongside the bulk of the solar industry in a trade case that, if wrongly decided, could distort the subsidy-riddled solar energy market even further.

The Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features sheer sandstone walls, broken occasionally by tributary canyons. (Associated Press)

Breathtaking Utah monuments to test Trump, Antiquities Act

- The Washington Times

President Bill Clinton's decision in 1996 to create the sprawling Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah was so incredibly controversial that he couldn't even set foot in the state to make the announcement, instead holding a photo-op at the Grand Canyon in neighboring Arizona.

In this May 20, 2005, file photo, plumes of steam drift from a cooling tower of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant along Lake Erie in North Perry, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Trump administration's nuclear energy plans hanging on by a thread

- The Washington Times

The next generation of U.S. nuclear power, which the Trump administration views as a key part of the nation's energy supply, is hanging on by a thread as two key projects have run into serious trouble and are raising doubts about the viability of new nuclear facilities moving forward.

Brazil may place tariff on U.S. ethanol

- The Washington Times

U.S. ethanol champions are bracing for the possibility that Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, could soon land a devastating blow in what increasingly looks like an all-out global trade war over alternative fuels.

In this July 29, 2017, photo, corn farmer Jim Carlson of Silver Creek, Nebraska, waits to be interviewed by a television reporter while standing in front of solar panels he is building on his land in the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline. Despite new uncertainty over whether TransCanada, the builder of the Keystone XL pipeline will continue the project, longtime opponents in Nebraska aren't letting their guard down and neither are law enforcement officials who may have to react to protests if it wins approval. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Keystone XL survived politics but economics could kill it

- Associated Press

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline survived nine years of protests, lawsuits and political wrangling that saw the Obama administration reject it and President Donald Trump revive it, but now the project faces the possibility of death by economics.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hasn't said one way or the other whether he plans to pursue the endangerment finding, which provided the legal underpinning for much of the Obama administration's agenda inside the agency. (Associated Press/File)

EPA may lack oxygen to challenge Obama's greenhouse-gas endangerment finding

- The Washington Times

After dismantling a host of Obama-era regulations in its first six months, President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency has yet to begin what would be its toughest fight: reversing the agency's 2009 endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, a game-changing document that laid the foundation for many of the environmental and climate change regulations that followed.