Violations of environmental law

In this May 25, 2017 photo, baby eels swim plastic bag after being caught near Brewer, Maine. During springtime eel runs up Maine rivers a the handful of legal eel fishermen search for them at night, armed with nets. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
August 07, 2017 - 1:59 pm
BREWER, Maine (AP) — Changes in the worldwide fisheries industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species. Law...
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In this May 25, 2017 photo, baby eels swim in a bucket after being caught near Brewer, Maine. Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
August 07, 2017 - 12:41 am
BREWER, Maine (AP) — Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species. Law...
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Jeffrey Kerr, general counsel to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), speaks to reporters outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Attorneys for David Slater, a wildlife photographer whose camera was used by a monkey to snap selfies, asked a federal appeals court to end a lawsuit seeking to give the animal rights to the photos. PETA sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos to benefit the monkey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 12, 2017 - 6:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether an animal can hold a copyright to selfie photos. A 45-minute hearing before a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Dodge Ram pickup trucks are on display on the lot at Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Morrow, Ga. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeeps cheat on emissions tests. The Justice Department lawsuit alleges that nearly 104,000 Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2014 to 2016 model years have software that allows them to emit lower amounts of pollutants during lab tests by the Environmental Protection Agency than during normal driving conditions. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 23, 2017 - 5:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Justice Department marks the second time the government has gone after an automaker alleging use of software on diesel...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Dodge Ram pickup trucks are on display on the lot at Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Morrow, Ga. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeeps cheat on emissions tests. The Justice Department lawsuit alleges that nearly 104,000 Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2014 to 2016 model years have software that allows them to emit lower amounts of pollutants during lab tests by the Environmental Protection Agency than during normal driving conditions. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 23, 2017 - 3:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Justice Department marks the second time the government has gone after an automaker alleging use of software on diesel...
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May 10, 2017 - 12:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A company that has failed to stop an oil leak that began nearly 13 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico is negotiating a possible court settlement that could allow it to recover millions of dollars it set aside for work to end the leak. A federal judge agreed Wednesday to give...
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FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could find themselves in the cross-hairs of hunters once again. A ruling is expected soon from the same federal appeals court that stripped the wolf of its protection in Wyoming in March 2017. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
May 07, 2017 - 9:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could again find themselves in hunters' crosshairs — possibly as soon as this fall if federal protections are removed for the predators. A ruling is expected soon from an appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in...
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