Train shipments of crude are under review across North America after a U.S. emergency order requiring new safety measures to prevent accidents. Oil-sands shippers may be scrutinizing the rules most closely.
Gary Guzy, who was the deputy director and general counsel of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is joining Covington & Burling LLP in January. Guzy, who also served as general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Clinton administration, is joining the firm’s environmental, clean-energy, public policy and government affairs practices.
Arizona, whose immigration law sparked a lawsuit by the Obama administration and national boycotts, aims to collect tens of millions of dollars in private donations to build a border fence with inmate labor.
Napa Valley vintner Michael Marston voted for Jerry Brown in 2010, trusting the Democrat’s pledge that, with 26 years in California government, he could “lead a broken legislature out of a morass of poisonous partisanship.”
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a break-in at a water treatment plant 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta on concern that the perpetrator intended greater harm such as terrorism.