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Fossil Fuel Industry Funds Racist Policing and Pollutes Communities of Color 6.8.2020 Truthout.com
Struggles for racial and environmental justice across the U.S. have a common enemy: the fossil fuel ...
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GOP Proposes Letting Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Sick Workers Seeking Compensation 5.8.2020 Truthout.com
GOP senators want a liability shield that lets Big Oil sue workers who seek recompense for getting COVID on the ...
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California sued over climate change policy — by the nation's biggest gas utility 4.8.2020 LA Times: Business

The lawsuit is the latest attempt by Southern California Gas to shield itself against efforts to phase out natural gas.

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They Spent Millions To Protect Polluters. Then They Got Busted by the FBI. 24.7.2020 Mother Jones
A year ago, the Ohio legislature rammed through a law to save four unprofitable nuclear and coal-fired power plants from retirement, while it rolled back energy efficiency and renewable targets and passed on the $1.3 billion cost to customers. Opponents of the HB6 law, which included an unlikely alliance of environmentalists and the natural gas […]
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Rich people in Colorado, U.S. spew more carbon pollution at home than poor 21.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints.
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Editorial: Trump's continued disregard for the environment and climate change poses a mortal threat 19.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump invoked a highway project in announcing rollbacks of a bedrock environmental law. Funny, because voters face a fork in the road in November.

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Trump Just Slashed a Major Environmental Rule. That’s Just the Beginning. 16.7.2020 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, President Trump achieved a longstanding goal in weakening environmental protection: The administration significantly narrowed the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a law that requires the government to study the impact of federal projects on the communities and wild areas around them. By skipping steps and shortening deadlines, these changes help to fast-track […]
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Joe Biden sets out aggressive plan to tackle climate change 14.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Joe Biden's plan for rebuilding the economy hinges heavily on clean-energy investment and would rapidly reverse the Trump era's retreat on climate.

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Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief 9.7.2020 BBC: Science
The UN Secretary-General tells a meeting that it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.
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Letters to the Editor: Solar on all local warehouses makes more sense than long transmission lines 9.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Cities need solar energy, but they don't need to import all that power via long-distance transmission lines.

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Remember the Aliso Canyon disaster? SoCalGas just tried to delay safety tests 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The company cited the COVID-19 pandemic, but state officials denied the request. Aliso was the site of the largest gas leak in U.S. history.

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It’s Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry 26.6.2020 Truthout.com
We must institute public ownership of the fossil fuel industry to avert catastrophe, says economist Robert ...
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Homes to be heated by warm water from flooded mines 9.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Can abandoned British coal mines help tackle the climate crisis?
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Five key questions about our energy future after Covid-19 9.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The pandemic has seen CO2 emissions fall - but will these changes be permanent?
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Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels 9.6.2020 BBC: Science
On Wednesday, Britain will mark two months without burning any coal to generate power.
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Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global 31.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.
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Record drop in energy investment, warns IEA think-tank 27.5.2020 BBC: World
The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she will personally ensure dust cloud doesn’t follow Little Village demolition 16.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Facing pushback from community activists and elected officials over a planned demolition at the site of a former coal-fired power plant in Little Village, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she will personally ensure that it doesn’t lead to another dust cloud engulfing the working-class immigrant neighborhood.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot delays demolition at site of Little Village coal plant that sent dust cloud into neighborhood 15.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has delayed a planned demolition at the site of a former coal-fired power plant in Little Village amid community concern that it could cause another dust cloud that would engulf the working-class immigrant neighborhood.
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Many cities around the globe saw cleaner air after being shut down for COVID-19. But not Chicago. 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Average daily soot concentrations in the region declined by only 1% last month compared with April 2019, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis. By contrast, soot levels in New York City dropped 28% last month.
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