Neo-Confederates worked with other far-right groups in failed efforts to preserve monuments

Photograph: Val Horvath Davidson/AP North Carolina members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) collaborated with other neo-Confederate and far-right groups in failed efforts to preserve Confederate monuments in the state, according to emails, documents, and videos reviewed by the Guardian. Members of the coalition of groups protesting the removal […]

Indigenous groups post billboards urging senators to confirm Deb Haaland

Indigenous groups are putting pressure on senators with billboards posted in multiple states urging them to confirm Rep. Deb HaalandDeb HaalandThe Memo: Biden faces first major setback as Tanden teeters OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary | GOP bill would codify Trump rule on financing for fossil fuels, guns | Kennedy […]

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Texas advocacy groups will hold virtual event to recognize lives lost on Transgender Day of Remembrance

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Many will remember the year 2020 for a litany of unfortunate milestones, including that it’s reported as the deadliest for violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people in the country’s history. A report released this week by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation detailed the violent deaths of […]

Green groups sue over Arctic drilling plans

A coalition of six environmental groups is suing the Trump administration for its plans to expand drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA).   The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the Willow Project last month, allowing ConocoPhillips to produce up to 590 million total barrels of oil over the next […]

Overnight Energy: EPA reapproves use of pesticide previously struck down in court | Interior OKs expanded oil activity in Alaska petroleum reserve | Green groups seek overturn of Colorado land plans after court decision ousting Pendley

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China’s piggy bank, the National Social Security Fund, set to be among Ant Group’s top IPO investors

Ant Group is making room for China’s state pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), to buy shares during the financial technology giant’s blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. The group is favouring long-term investors who backed the country’s […]