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Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bid 19.1.2018 AP Politics
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) -- A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday, seeking to persuade a largely working class audience that he identified with them. But one father present whose son died in the 2010 tragedy called the GOP businessman's jump into politics "more of a slap in our face."...
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How Trump's Deregulatory Push Is Harming Workers, Muzzling EPA Scientists and Unleashing Pollution 18.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
As President Trump's own chief of staff, John Kelly, calls his boss "uninformed," we will look at how Trump is transforming the nation by slashing taxes on the rich, gutting the nation's regulatory system and muzzling climate scientists. We speak to David Cay Johnston, author of It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America. TRANSCRIPT NERMEEN SHAIKH: We're speaking to David Cay Johnston, author of the new book, It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America. Let's go back to February. This is President Trump speaking a month after he took office. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We're cutting regulations big league. We are really cutting them by massive amounts. The auto industry just left a week ago. They were here in the same room. And they are very happy with what -- what we're doing. And everyone is. I think just about everyone. The financial industry -- we're having a lot of the different industries in. And we're cutting regulations in ...
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The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm 18.1.2018 Truthout.com
The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of public land, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. Spivak discusses why the largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change. Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. In December, Trump  announced  that he would shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah by 85 percent and 46 percent respectively. The announcement came after Trump had ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments created since 1996 that were 100,000 acres or larger, and Zinke subsequently recommended that these and other monuments be reduced. Trump's move represents the  largest  delisting of protected federal lands in US history, removing 2 ...
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A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginians — and got a lesson in humility 18.1.2018 Washington Post
A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginians — and got a lesson in humility
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From taxes to the swamp: Trump's promises, kept and incomplete, 1 year in 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In 2016, Donald Trump offered a list of things he wanted to accomplish as president. As his first anniversary in office approaches, here is what he can check off and what is incomplete.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The administration has lots of explanations.
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Photographer says he lost his job after leaking pictures of Rick Perry and coal CEO 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The former Department of Energy photographer Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray.
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One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.

In September, at the behest of power...

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Energy Dept. staffer who gave pictures to news outlets seeks whistleblower protection 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Simon Edelman, who was placed on administrative leave, said that he gave official photos to The Washington Post and In These Times magazine that show Energy Secretary Rick Perry hugging a coal mining executive and discussing an “action plan” for overhauling regulations.
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The first congressional election of 2018: a test of Trump in western Pennsylvania 17.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
On Thursday, the president heads to the 18th Congressional District, where a Democrat is making strides despite Trump’s 19-point victory there in 2016.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged 17.1.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged
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After delays, South Main Station’s developer says Longmont project on track 17.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
Despite a lack of recent activity at the South Main Station construction site in Longmont, the long-delayed project's developer says it is on pace for completion in 2019.
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Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources 17.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Renewable energy developers have offered to supply Xcel Energy with electricity at the lowest prices quoted in the U.S., including options including energy storage priced below what coal-generated power in the state costs.
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As pollution declines in China, will it increase in the U.S.? 17.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
As pollution declines in China, will it increase in the U.S.?
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What’s on MPR News today? 1/16/18 16.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are the topics and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
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Fact-checking the Trump administration's claims on 'saving' coal country 16.1.2018 Washington Post
Fact-checking the Trump administration's claims on 'saving' coal country
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The economic, political and cultural significance of coal in America 16.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Neal Conan explores the history, economics and politics of coal in America.
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CPUC's latest order backing batteries spells more trouble for fossil-fuel power plants 16.1.2018 LA Times: Business

California, the state that helped birth the global boom in battery-toting electric vehicles, is trying to spark a similar transformation for utilities. And that spells trouble for power plants all across the U.S. that run on natural gas.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved an order...

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Utility Jobs Shrink as New Power Plants Need Fewer Workers 15.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US
As coal and nuclear power plants close due to competitive pressures, the number of people employed in making electricity for the U.S. is shrinking.
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Can This Colorado City Really Afford 100-Percent Clean Energy? 14.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The first things you see driving down from the Rocky Mountains into Pueblo, Colorado, are smoke stacks. Three big ones sprout from the Comanche coal plant at the edge of town, and then a stubble of shorter towers rises from […]
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