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Yellowstone County leaders formally request bids from groups interested in running Metra

In a quiet meeting, with little public comment and no debate among officials, Yellowstone County Commissioners voted 2-1 to request bids from private groups interested in managing MetraPark.  Those bids are due back to the county by Sept. 19 where commissioners will open them at their Sept. 20 meeting.  Commissioners Don Jones and Denis Pitman […]

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Science

Massachusetts anti-immigration group’s environment suit can proceed

Construction crews install border wall sections seen from Tijuana, Mexico, in 2019. President Biden halted construction on border walls upon taking office in 2021, but has allowed work in very limited circumstances. Gregory Bull/Associated Press BOSTON — An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental […]

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Canada

Business groups in border communities demand Ottawa scrap ArriveCAN | CBC News

Organizations representing businesses in some border communities have banded together to ask the federal government to lift all COVID-19 border restrictions and stop requiring use of the ArriveCAN app. In a news release, a coalition of eight chambers of commerce in Ontario, New Brunswick and Manitoba said the restrictions are not only slowing down border crossings, but they’re having a detrimental […]

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After U.S. climate bill win, environmental groups turn to permit reform

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – With President Joe Biden expected to sign a long-negotiated climate spending bill later on Tuesday, environmental groups are turning their focus to their next fight – halting efforts to fast-track permitting for major infrastructure projects like pipelines and highways. Green groups hailed last week’s passage of the […]

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Finance

The 10 groups of Britons who are due a council tax rebate – eligibility checker

Many people council tax bills increased in April, yet figures show that nearly one million people are actually due a refund. Britons who have moved to a different area or experienced a change in circumstance are the most likely to be paying too much council tax and could be entitled to a rebate. The MoneySavingExpert […]

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Finance

Goodbye BBC licence fee – the four groups of Britons who are due a refund or discount

Meanwhile, anyone who watches live TV on any channel, not just the BBC, currently has to fork out £159 for a TV licence every year. However, the BBC said the vast majority of people still watch the BBC every week. A BBC spokesperson said: “The overwhelming majority of households are licensed, sales increased this year […]

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Futsal World Cup qualifying main round groups start 17 September | Futsal World Cup

The 2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying main round begins on 17 September with holders Portugal among the teams beginning their campaigns in the 12 groups of three, played home and away. The 12 group winners and four best runners-up progress directly to the elite round, played as home and away groups in late 2023. […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS URGE THE GOVERNOR AND NEW JERSEY DEP TO REJECT DIRTY, UNNEEDED FOSSIL FUEL PROJECT – Insider NJ

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS URGE THE GOVERNOR AND NEW JERSEY DEP TO REJECT DIRTY, UNNEEDED FOSSIL FUEL PROJECT   TRENTON – A coalition of environmental organizations and elected officials gathered at Raritan Valley Community College to rally against the unneeded Regional Energy Access Expansion (REAE) project and speak at a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) […]

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Finance

Chinese state-run groups to voluntarily delist from Wall Street

Five Chinese state-owned companies have announced plans to delist voluntarily from Wall Street before the US forces them out in 2024 over an audit dispute, marking an escalation in the financial decoupling of the world’s two largest economies. The announcements by state-owned groups including PetroChina, Asia’s largest oil and gas producer, and China Life Insurance […]

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FirstFT: UK energy groups feel the heat

This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning Good morning. Britain’s electricity generators will face pressure from ministers to invest their “extraordinary profits” in new green energy projects, rather than paying out the […]