(WSJ) OPEC Weighs Shift in Oil Policy After Crude Release
Saudis, Russia consider pausing planned production increases after U.S., others release crude to push prices lower.
The U.S. said Tuesday that it and a handful of other countries would tap their national strategic petroleum reserves amid high oil and gasoline prices. The move came after repeated attempts by Washington to convince the Saudi-led Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and a group of Russia-led oil producers to open up their taps. CUT #1 / #4
(STLPUBLICRADIO) Missouri judge rules local mask mandates and other COVID orders unconstitutional
In St. Louis, city lawyers think the ruling does not apply because the city’s health orders were not enacted under the rule that was overturned, a representative for Jones said. The city is operating under the legislature’s June law requiring legislative bodies to pass a mandate every 30 days and the city’s charter gives the Board of Aldermen the authority to enact health orders by resolution once they are issued.
“In short, our opinion at this point is that the ruling out of Cole County does not apply to us because we weren’t operating under that rule that was overturned,” said Nick Dunne, the mayor’s spokesman in a voicemail.
“We’re aware of the Court’s ruling and are prepared to enforce compliance with the Court’s order across the state,” said a spokesman for Schmitt’s office.