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Rick Perry Deletes Instagram Privacy Policy Hoax After Widespread Mockery: 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry deleted a bogus Instagram "privacy policy change" after being mocked as an out-of-touch Baby Boomer and Trump administration figure.
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No slumping in pumping despite strictures in Colorado’s new oil and gas law 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The more than two dozen rigs operating today in Colorado's oil and gas fields won't be going silent any time soon, even with the enactment this year of a law that promises to make life tougher for the industry statewide.
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Xcel Energy expanding use of drones to inspect power lines 18.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Xcel Energy has received federal approval to significantly expand the use of drones to inspect power lines in Minnesota, North Dakota and several other states.
Living homes for all 16.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Can we transform the durability, healthy and sustainability afforable housing?
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Baltimore's Reinvention Can Start Right Now. But What Would Success Be? | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Any criteria for success must focus on the lives of Baltimoreans.
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Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution 15.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
There’s both good and bad news from the latest report tracking progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, a global goal to achieve universal access to energy by 2030. The good news: The number of people without electricity access globally has dropped, ...
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Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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Lawsuit challenges Bloomberg link to MN attorney general office 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A lawsuit against Attorney General Keith Ellison is seeking documents related to a fellowship program that the plaintiffs contend is inappropriate and unethical. Ellison says the lawsuit is without merit.
Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution 14.8.2019 WRI Stories
Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution Comments|Add Comment|PrintThis power line runs from Ethiopia to Kenya. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr There’s both good and bad news from the latest report tracking progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, a global goal to achieve universal access to energy by 2030. The good news: The number of people without electricity access globally has dropped, from 1.2 billion in 2010 to 840 million in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Bipartisan meetings, informal conversations seek common ground on Minnesota's energy future 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Conversations on Minnesota’s next moves on clean energy have continued this summer despite the lack of any significant policy agreements during the legislative session.
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Opinion: California sues Trump over greenhouse gas emissions. Now the rest of us need to step up 14.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California joined 21 other states in suing over regulatory rollbacks governing power plants, which is good, but more needs to be done by all of us.

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California's planet-warming emissions declined in 2017, even as its biggest pollution source keeps rising 13.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's greenhouse gas emissions declined overall in 2017, remaining below the 2020 target set by the state. But transportation emissions continued to rise, while other sectors remained flat, according to data released by the California Air Resources Board.

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California sues to stop Trump rollback of Obama-era restrictions on coal-burning power plants 13.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Trump's effort to dismantle the Clean Power Plan undercuts efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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L.A.'s Green New Deal polarizes voters in a district haunted by environmental disaster 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

L.A. City Council candidates John Lee and Loraine Lundquist are competing to represent a Valley district affected by a methane leak in Aliso Canyon.

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Editorial: SoCal Gas' sleazy 'Astroturf' effort to keep fossil fuels flowing in California 11.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

An independent watchdog within the California Public Utilities Commission has accused the Southern California Gas of using ratepayer dollars to create a front group to lobby against policies designed to reduce greenhouse gases from homes and buildings — and then lying about it.

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The Shift Toward Renewable Energy Is Coming. Western States Aren’t Ready. 10.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2018, record-setting federal oil and gas lease sales in the booming Permian Basin helped pump more than $600 million into New Mexico’s state coffers. With that cash burning a hole in its pockets, New Mexico upped education […]
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Op-Ed: Why Trump will win his challenge to California's tax return law 9.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California's new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns runs smack into the Constitution's protections for political parties and federal elections.

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Newsletter: Our line of biodefense 9.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Lawmakers are putting more scrutiny on a new biological warfare detection system in the U.S.

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The Impractical, Unsophisticated, Very Necessary Long-Shot Campaign to Unseat Nancy Pelosi 9.8.2019 Mother Jones
“I’m pretty sure,” says the man running to unseat Nancy Pelosi, “I am the only congressional candidate in the history of the republic who has spent time at Burning Man rhyming about the climate crisis and police violence and the role of immigrants in our community.” Shahid Buttar is laughing a little. He knows how […]
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Column: SoCal Gas accused of setting up an 'astro-turf' group to plead its case to regulators 8.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Environmentalists allege that SoCal Gas funded an astro-turf group to make its case to the California PUC.

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