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Will Trump’s Policies Wreak Havoc on the US and Global Economies? 16.10.2018 Truthout.com
Economics professor Gerald Epstein explains why Trump's economic policies will ultimately be extremely disruptive.

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What is fracking and why is it controversial? 15.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Companies say shale gas could be recoverable from underneath parts of the UK, but why is drilling for it controversial?
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Power Play: Tiny East Timor Bets Big on Oil and Gas 13.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Sixteen years after East Timor secured its independence, the government in this tiny nation is gambling on a huge new refinery complex to help secure its economic future. If the project falls short, the former colony risks ending up at the mercy of foreign powers again.
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US shares suffer sharpest drop in months 11.10.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
The technology-based Nasdaq index falls 4% and S&P 500 marks biggest one-day fall since early February.
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Italy's Eni to Take Control of BP's Libya Assets Despite Insecurity 9.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Eni has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in BP’s assets in Libya and plans to resume oil exploration there, the Italian energy giant said Monday.
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Colorado Voters Will Weigh in on Drilling Distances From Homes and Schools 29.9.2018 Truthout.com
The ballot initiative would enhance the rights of Coloradans who live near oil and gas drilling.

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How BlackRock Rules the World 27.9.2018 American Prospect
(Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) BlackRock CEO Larry Fink speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25, 2018. A new pecking order has emerged on Wall Street. Big banks remain powerful and incredibly profitable—quarterly income has hit record levels throughout 2018, largely due to benefits from the tax cuts. But a decade of financial crisis, regulatory pressures, and (most important) new investing trends has transferred power to a few dominant asset management firms. As more Americans plow retirement savings into passive funds, the buy side has overtaken the sell side . Buoyed by an index fund collection called iShares that it purchased from Barclays, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with $6.3 trillion of other people’s money under its control. BlackRock’s Aladdin risk-management system , a software tool that can track and analyze trading, monitors a whopping $18 trillion in assets for 200 financial firms; even the Federal Reserve ...
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Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been hailed as a "climate leader." Here's why that's not true.

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U.S. Reliance on Obscure Imports From China Points to Vulnerability 24.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Chinese imports exempted from the U.S.’s initial tariff hit-list show how China has become an outsize global producer of relatively obscure industrial commodities—on which American industry has become reliant.
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Oil Giants Use Size to Overcome Fracking Challenges 20.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Shale drilling, once the province of small, scrappy operators, faces challenges including pipeline bottlenecks and rising costs. Now oil giants are using their size to tackle those problems.
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Industrial Firms Are Using Trade Associations to Oppose Climate Policy 19.9.2018 Truthout.com
New research highlights the key role trade associations continue to play in influencing policymakers.

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Twenty-Five Zones Along Shell Falcon Pipeline Are at Risk of Explosions 17.9.2018 Truthout.com
Shell's proposed Falcon Pipeline would transport large volumes of natural gas and liquids to be converted to ethylene.

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Pipeline that Exploded in Pennsylvania Part of Push for Petrochemical Network 16.9.2018 Truthout.com
The expansion of plastics manufacturing in the region is also raising concerns due to the extensive use of fracked gas.

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Fact Check: Who gets credit for the booming U.S. economy? 12.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump and former President Obama both claim credit for the good economy. Democrats argue that Trump inherited an economy that was already strong while Republicans insist he turned it around.
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Oil pushes past $80 as Iran fears mount 12.9.2018 BBC: Business
The rising price of Brent oil reflects concerns about the impact of US sanctions against Iran.
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States Allow For-Profit Pipeline Companies to Seize Private Property 12.9.2018 Truthout.com
Activists and landowners are fighting back, and some have been jailed in the process.

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Michael Bloomberg Backs Fracking and Invests in Fossil Fuels 11.9.2018 Truthout.com
Billionaires like Bloomberg won’t save us.

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Brexit worker issues 'could shut offshore platforms' 11.9.2018 BBC: Business
Oil and Gas UK warns potential difficulties accessing EU workers could lead to platform shutdowns.
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With Food Source Endangered, Southern Resident Killer Whales Face Extinction 4.9.2018 Truthout.com
Saving the iconic orca whales will require emergency action.

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Injecting Wastewater Underground Can Cause Earthquakes Up to 10 Kilometers Away 3.9.2018 Truthout.com
Research shows that injecting wastewater deep underground can cause earthquakes far from the injection site.

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