In a July letter, the company requested a five-year pause in its leases to drill in the Arctic, as they're set to expire in 2017. Shell has already spent eight years trying to develop oil in the region without success.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) sent a letter on Wednesday to the state's Department of Environmental Protection, saying his subcommittee was launching an investigation into the adequacy of Pennsylvania's laws governing fracking waste disposal.
When the tax passed, all three airlines said they'd have to hike their ticket prices. Now that Australia has repealed the policy, all three say they never had to pass additional costs on to their consumers.
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The European Commission must still propose specific legislation for the European Parliament to pass. But this morning's deal is a sign that the necessary political compromises and understandings are in place.