News bites: Tussles over US nuke safety rules, the latest on BP’s trial, and more

The New York Times looks deeply into ongoing political and lobbying battles over the scope of U.S. nuclear plant safety rules.

USA Today reports on a NASA study that shows how climate change is harming forests.

Reuters reports on Spanish energy giant Repsol’s sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets to Royal Dutch Shell, which bolsters Shell’s already “dominant position” in LNG.

Bloomberg reports on a legal victory for ExxonMobil. The company “won the reversal of more than $1 billion in punitive damages over a 2006 gasoline leak that Maryland residents claimed fouled their drinking water.”