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Global Banks Invested $1.9 Trillion in Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact 22.3.2019 Truthout.com
The banks that invested the most in fossil fuels are JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi and Bank of America.

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Scientists Slam Trump’s Bashing of Renewable Energy 21.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“These ill-informed statements show Trump’s allegiance to the fossil fuel industry,” one scientist told Newsweek.
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US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change 21.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade faulting the government's consideration of emissions when issuing energy leases.
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Who’s Behind Trump’s Claim the Green New Deal Will Cost $100 Trillion? 20.3.2019 Truthout.com
This is an example of how local concerns about renewable energy projects are often exploited by political operatives.

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5 key points from a new report on Minnesota electricity 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new analysis from BloombergNEF shows the state is rapidly changing how it produces electricity.
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Hear the new EPA chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal and climate 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The newly confirmed EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks about climate change, personal transportation, the future of coal and more.
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Colorado’s tougher approach to oil and gas moves into House as Democratic lawmakers weigh climate change push 19.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
State lawmakers' attempt to re-focus Colorado's regulation of the $10 billion fossil-fuel industry advanced Monday with scores of supporters and opponents packing a first committee hearing in the House on the proposed oil and gas legislation.
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“Off the Charts” Arsenic Levels Detected in Western Pennsylvania Groundwater 18.3.2019 Truthout.com
The pollutant is leaching from a coal ash landfill at a power generating station.

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In midst of an oil boom, New Mexico sets bold new climate goals 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill this week mandating state utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Meanwhile, oil production in the southeast corner of the state is breaking records.
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It's 2050 and this is how we stopped climate change 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Let's imagine that we've ended global warming. Humans no longer are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Here's what life is like in a zero-carbon world.
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US and Canadian Oil Production Push the Planet’s Climate Goals Out of Reach 10.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by National Observer. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A surge in US and Canadian oil production over the last decade has added the equivalent of “one Russia or one Saudi Arabia” to the markets—pushing the planet farther away from ever getting a grip on the pollution that is […]
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Five Things a Democratic President Could Do By Declaring a National Emergency Over Climate Change 8.3.2019 Mother Jones
Over and over, President Donald Trump has done things no sitting president would dare do. In February, the country again entered new terrain when he declared a national emergency, effectively unlocking billions of dollars in emergency funding for his border wall. Almost immediately, members of both parties started theorizing—and sounding the alarm—about the precedent such a […]
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Supreme Court rules that World Bank can be sued 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The 7-1 decision overturns a 70-plus year standard of immunity for the bank and its branches. Now a lawsuit filed in behalf of fisherfolk in India can go forward.
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Minnesota pledges 100 percent carbon-free energy. Is it possible? 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota already has a 25 percent renewable energy mandate, and close to half of the state's electricity comes from carbon-free sources: renewable energy, which mostly comes from wind but also solar and hydroelectricity; and non-renewable nuclear, which doesn't give off carbon.
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School lessons targeted by climate change doubters 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the country are pushing back against the near-universal scientific consensus that global warming is real, dire and man-made.
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Fracking: Government guidance 'unlawful' rules High Court 6.3.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A judge ruled that the government had failed to take into account the latest scientific evidence.
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Coal Burning Plants Aren’t Just Polluting the Air—They’re Poisoning Water 5.3.2019 Mother Jones
Fossil fuel companies have polluted the groundwater of communities across the country with poisonous chemicals. According to a new comprehensive study by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, the groundwater beneath 91 percent of coal plants has been contaminated with coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal. Their conclusion? Coal-burning is not only contributing to […]
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Walz unveils plan for all carbon-free electricity by 2050 4.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz announced a plan Monday morning for making Minnesota's electricity entirely free from fossil fuels by 2050.
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Broke, a sheriff in Appalachian coal country struggles to provide law and order 4.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Before making a wave of cutbacks across his department, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk delivered a grim warning to residents of this hardscrabble Appalachian community.

“Law enforcement as we have known for the last four years will not exist,” he posted on Facebook last month. “WE ARE BROKE… LOCK...

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For the few who heat homes with coal, it's still king 3.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Nearly 130,000 homes in the U.S. still burn coal for heat. Despite decades of decline and concerns about climate change, companies in the coal home-heating business are optimistic about the future.
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