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What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Federal authorities halted work on the massive Mountain Valley Pipeline this month after failing to follow protections.

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Want to Create More Jobs? Reduce Fossil Fuel Use. 12.8.2018 Truthout.com
Energy efficiency creates more jobs than fossil fuels -- and at a faster rate and lower cost.

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Study: Minnesota can meet climate goals through clean energy, electrification 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The latest study on how Minnesota can reach greenhouse gas reduction goals set back in 2007 shows renewable energy and a more connected grid can help de-carbonize the state's economy.
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A “Just Transition” From Coal: Stepping Up Efforts in a Difficult Battle 1.8.2018 Truthout.com
Just Transition Fund is trying to help communities and governments prep for closing plants.

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New Study Reveals the Full Scope of Mountaintop Removal Devastation 30.7.2018 Truthout.com
This highly invasive coal mining method destroys approximately 21,000 acres of land every year.

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Study: Carbon-free electricity possible by 2050 24.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of utilities, environmental groups and state regulators has released a plan for how states could meet all of their electricity needs without carbon emissions. The group says it can be achieved by mid-century
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Global Temperature Projections Could Double as the World Burns 16.7.2018 Truthout.com
With a scorching start to July and wildfires raging, a new study warns about long-range high temperature projections.

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The Limits of Green Energy Under Capitalism 16.7.2018 Truthout.com
Renewable energy cannot grow fast enough to avert climate catastrophe under capitalism's growing demand for energy.

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Ross Vincent, environmentalist in Colorado, Louisiana, dies 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Ross Vincent, an environmentalist who worked in Colorado and Louisiana for decades, has died. He was 75.
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Acting EPA Chief Vows to Stay the Course 7.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Asia
Andrew Wheeler, who was named acting chief after Scott Pruitt resigned, said he plans to stick with Trump’s priorities, including changing the Clean Power Plan and de-emphasizing climate-change initiatives.
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Ex-Coal and Energy Lobbyist Named Acting EPA Chief 6.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Andrew Wheeler, the man leading the Environmental Protection Agency after Scott Pruitt’s resignation, has expressed skepticism about the human impact on climate change.
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Republicans in Congress Sure Seem Happy Not to Have to Defend Scott Pruitt Anymore 6.7.2018 Mother Jones
When Scott Pruitt’s scandal-plagued tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency finally came to an end Thursday, his many critics in and out of Congress wasted no time rejoicing at another Trump Cabinet member exiting under a cloud. In Pruitt’s case, with more than a dozen active investigations into his conduct still lingering. “Finally,” wrote Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), […]
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Scott Pruitt Just Resigned 6.7.2018 Mother Jones
Scott Pruitt is out as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a coal lobbyist who was recently confirmed by the Senate, will succeed him as acting administrator. Wheeler is likely to continue down the path of rolling back the agency’s environmental regulatory work and changing the scope of its science; Senator […]
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Scandal-plagued EPA administrator Pruitt resigns 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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The Dirty Little Secret Behind “Clean Energy” Wood Pellets 4.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It is touted as a smart way for Europe to reach its renewable energy goals. But try telling Lisa Sanchez thousands of miles away in America that burning wood chips is a form of clean energy. The bucolic charm of her […]
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Rocky Mountain Human Services launches program for people transitioning from mental health facilities 2.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
With the help of a $4.3 million contract with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) launched its Momentum program Sunday to help people transition out of mental health facilities and into the community.
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CDOT wraps up environmental evaluation phase of I-25 South Gap Project 2.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Construction on the Interstate 25 South Gap Project is expected to begin later this summer, after the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the project Friday.
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Portions of highways 160 and 285 remain closed as firefighters battle Colo. blazes 1.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The Spring Creek Fire and Weston Pass wildfires continued to reroute motorists in southern Colorado on Sunday, with stretches of U.S. 160 and U.S. 285 closed due to safety concerns amid firefighting operations.
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“We have to pick a great one”: Inside Trump’s plan for a new Supreme Court justice 1.7.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump is driving to execute the same playbook in selecting a new Supreme Court nominee that last year delivered swift confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, following a methodical course in hopes of avoiding the lurching disorder that so often engulfs his White House.
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Protesters flood U.S. cities to fight Trump immigration policy 1.7.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?"
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