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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.

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Ohio increases fines to $2.3M against pipeline developer

- Associated Press

Ohio's environmental regulators have more than doubled the proposed fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan, saying Wednesday the two sides are at an impasse.

In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, photo, Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, speaks at the Assembly, in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley, tentatively ruled in favor of Allen's arguments against Attorney General Xavier Becerra's summary of an initiative to repeal a gas tax increase, saying it was misleading and should be rewritten. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Judge likely to strike down ballot title for gas tax repeal

- Associated Press

California's attorney general wrote a misleading description of a ballot initiative to repeal the recently approved gas tax increase, a judge concluded in a tentative ruling issued this week.

With the U.S Mexican border in the background, California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to members of the media after he announced that he'd be filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the building of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, during a news conference at Border Field State Park in San Diego on Wednesday,  Sept. 20, 2017. (Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

- Associated Press

California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

Groups demand Duke Energy show coal ash disaster maps

- Associated Press

The country's largest electric company is refusing online access to federally mandated maps showing the scope of disaster resulting if a coal-ash pit burst and spilled its toxic muck onto neighboring properties, two environmental law groups said Wednesday.

This July 27, 2017, photo shows a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wastewater treatment plant in the San Juan Mountains outside Silverton, Colo. The plant treats water flowing from the Gold King Mine, where the EPA inadvertently triggered a spill of 3 million gallons of wastewater in 2015. The EPA is installing a barrier and valve inside the mine to regulate the flow of wastewater.(AP Photo/Dan Elliot)

Barrier put in mine that sent toxic water into 3 states

- Associated Press

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.

Colorado Editorial Roundup

- Associated Press

The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, Sept. 20, on study showing high cost of "clean power" in Colorado: