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New Jersey voters reject subsidies for nuclear plants, says new poll 24.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 23, 2017 : The New Jersey Petroleum Council today released a new poll showing that an overwhelming majority of New Jersey voters would oppose any possible effort in the legislature that would give a financial subsidy to nuclear plants.
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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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Harvey Proved How Fragile the Oil and Gas Industry Really Is 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During this year’s record-breaking hurricane season, oil rigs and refineries were just as exposed as any structure on the precarious Gulf Coast, and their owners were limited to the same options as everyone else: evacuate, prepare, and hope the storm was merciful. […]
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Iraq’s Kurds to vote in historic referendum on independence 23.9.2017 Hindu: News
The outcome is likely to be a comfortable “yes".
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EPA chief Pruitt met with many corporate execs. Then he made decisions in their favor. 23.9.2017 Washington Post
Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he had frequent meetings with industry officials — but few with environmental or public health groups.
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Puerto Rico's Weak Infrastructure Creates Big Challenges For Recovery 23.9.2017 NPR News
Even before Maria, the island suffered from frequent power outages and crippling debt. Now organizations must figure out how to deliver relief to a place that may not have electricity for months.
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Colorado: Some low-level radioactive waste handled illegally 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials say some low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry has been buried illegally in landfills that aren’t approve to handle it. The Denver Post reported Friday (http://dpo.st/2xtIiwR) the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment doesn’t know how much of the waste has been buried improperly. The […]
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Appeals court sidesteps decision on US fracking regulations 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said it would be a waste of time to rule on the […]
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Federal appeals court in Denver overturns ruling on fracking 22.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
A federal appeals court in Denver on Thursday handed environmental groups what could be a short-lived victory, overturning a lower court that said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management exceeded its authority by issuing regulations on hydraulic fracturing on public lands.
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Over 100 Community And National Groups Protest FERC's Promotion Of Trump's Dirty Energy Agenda 22.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2017 : Activists, homeowners, and farmers from communities nationwide threatened by pipelines and natural gas infrastructure will protest the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) plans to carry out President Trump's dirty energy agenda.
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Analyzing the 5.5 Million Pounds of Air Pollutants Released in Texas After Harvey 20.9.2017 Truthout.com
As Texas continues to reel under the effects of Harvey, some communities have faced dangerous chemicals released into the air by refineries and petrochemical plants. How did that happen, and what can prevent it from happening again? Shaye Wolf, climate science director for the Center for Biological Diversity, discusses more. Floodwater left in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey begins to recede in an industrial area on August 31, 2017, near Houston, Texas. "The South Texas coast where Harvey hit ... is just littered with hundreds of fossil fuel and industrial facilities that store large amounts of dangerous chemicals," says climate scientist Shaye Wolf. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) No "alternative facts" here -- we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! Janine Jackson: The story of devastating weather events like hurricanes is many stories, really. There's no need to compete; they're all critical. But there is something about the ...
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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the...

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The oil-drunk Trump administration needs to leave Alaska refuge alone 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration thinks it would be a good idea to allow seismic testing in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to assess how much oil and gas might lie underground, a possible prelude to drilling in a pristine wilderness that provides a vital habitat for polar bears and a variety...

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Anti-fracking suit seeks to block BLM oil drilling in Nevada 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is reversing course from policies it enacted in the final weeks of the Obama administration that limited drilling on a […]
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The Energy 202: Two things you should know when Trump administration talks about Paris climate accord 18.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Two things you should know when Trump administration talks about Paris climate accord
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments 18.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A leaked memo from Ryan Zinke to President Trump recommends that two Utah monuments -- Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante -- be reduced, along with Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou. Two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean also would be reduced.
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments 18.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed....
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Shell in collaboration with Honda and Toyota to Bring Seven New Hydrogen Refueling Stations in California 18.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2017 : On August 9, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) awarded a grant of USD 16,362,500 to Equilon Enterprises LLC a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company (collectively, "Shell") for the introduction of seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California.
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Move to Open US Atlantic Coast to Oil Drilling Meets Increased Opposition 16.9.2017 Truthout.com
A rare and endangered blue whale spouts near offshore oil rigs after a long dive near Long Beach, California. Now that the Trump administration is opening up Atlantic waters to the industry, the endangered North Atlantic right whale may soon be swimming next to oil rigs as well. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images News) The Trump Administration has taken steps to open up the United States' Atlantic waters to offshore oil exploration and drilling, sparking fierce resistance up and down the coast. For instance, Timothy O'Brien, a self-described "angler and sportsman" who is president of Tycoon Tackle, Inc. and serves on the Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council,  wrote in an op-ed  in June that "My business and my customers' businesses will be hit hard if the exploration and drilling for oil off the Atlantic Coast goes forward. But it is not just angling that is at risk, the entire coastal economy and way of life is under threat." O'Brien's most immediate ...
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Administration works to allow drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after long absence 16.9.2017 Washington Post
Interior Department officials are modifying a 1980s regulation to lay the groundwork for energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30 years, according to documents obtained by The Post. Alaska officials have worked for years to restart certain studies, although environmental groups would probably mount a legal challenge.
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