New standards to drive U.S. sustainability-linked lending

NEW YORK (LPC) – Global standards set in place by loan trade associations this week that tie syndicated loan pricing to companies’ sustainability performance are expected to stimulate the... Read more »

EU offers Brexit delay to May, steps up pressure on London

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will offer on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22 at the latest — but only if Prime Minister Theresa May can turn... Read more »

Residents told to shelter in place after Texas petrochemical plant fire

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Residents of a Houston-area community were told to remain indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday, after a petrochemical plant fire that burned... Read more »

Petrochemical blaze near Houston extinguished, company says

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days, the company... Read more »

Texas petrochemical storage fire rages, may burn for two days

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage site continued to rage late on Monday and is expected to burn for up to two more days, officials... Read more »

Post-Katrina promise of oil money leaves states shortchanged

(Reuters) – In 2006, a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the... Read more »

U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states

(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Friday amended Obama-era land-use rules put in place to protect a threatened bird in 11 Western states and its shrinking sagebrush habitat, siding... Read more »

U.S. youth rally in Washington protests climate inaction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action on... Read more »

SEC sues Volkswagen, Winterkorn, citing ‘Dieselgate’ fraud on investors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Volkswagen AG and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German automaker’s diesel emissions scandal, accusing the company... Read more »

Japan court rejects bid to shut Shikoku Electric nuclear reactor: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) – A high court in western Japan on Friday rejected a lawsuit to shut down Shikoku Electric Power Co’s only operating nuclear reactor, Kyodo News reported. A... Read more »