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WASHINGTON | Worry and relief at EPA after scandal-plagued chief’s exit

WASHINGTON — Former top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency describe both relief and worry at the agency in the wake of administrator Scott Pruitt‘s departure. President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s departure Thursday, saying Pruitt had decided months of ethics scandals were distracting from the agency’s work. Newly named acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Worry and relief at EPA after scandal-plagued chief’s exit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  | Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska’s Panhandle, have made a spectacular comeback by gobbling some of the state’s finest seafood — and fishermen are not happy about the competition. Sea otters dive for red sea urchins, geoduck clams, sea cucumbers — delicacies in Asia markets — … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska  | Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters