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Full appeals court to decide on greenhouse gas emissions plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The full appeals court in Washington will hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case’s path to the Supreme Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order Monday scheduling oral arguments on the legality of the Clean ...

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Appeals court won’t overturn wind farm fraud conviction

Appeals court won't overturn wind farm fraud conviction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal appeals court is rejecting an effort by a Salt Lake City man to overturn his conviction for bilking investors in a fraudulent wind farm business, just days after rejecting a similar appeal from the man’s sister. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday rejected the latest appeal from Robert Arthur ...

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BP appeal seeks ouster of claims administrator

NEW ORLEANS — BP is trying again to force the ouster of the administrator of claims arising from a settlement reached with businesses claiming economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP argues that Patrick Juneau has mismanaged the settlement program and that he had a conflict of interest that he didn’t disclose when he was appointed ...

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Detroit-area man loses appeal over BP oil fraud

DETROIT — An appeals court won’t upset a 15-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man who received $44,000 through a bogus claim from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Duane Montgomery challenged a federal judge’s decision to go beyond the guideline range. But the appeals court, in a 3-0 decision, found nothing unreasonable Monday. Montgomery, who once ...

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