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Nine U.S. States Seeking To Halt Trump Administration’s Atlantic Oil Testing

On Thursday, attorneys generals from nine U.S. states sued the Trump administration to stop future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits off the East Coast, joining a lawsuit from environmentalists concerned the tests harm whales and dolphins. The lawsuit names Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the National Marine Fisheries Service as defendants. It also says the prospect of seeing marine mammals is an important draw for tourists to the states and helps coastal economies. ...Read more

Senate GOP Blocks Bid To Intervene In ObamaCare Suit

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a vote on a resolution that would have allowed the Senate to intervene in a federal lawsuit against ObamaCare. The lawsuit by the state of Maryland seeks to preserve the Obamacare law in a case that also challenges Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. ...Read more