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Letters to the Editor: Electric cars may be what saves antiquated utility companies 6.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Utilities are straining for increased revenue given the proliferation of home solar systems and increased efficiency. Enter electric cars.

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Analysis: North Carolina can curb emissions and reduce costs through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 5.10.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
As North Carolina Governor Cooper considers policies to reach the state’s climate goals, analysis from EDF and M.J. Bradley & Associates shows that joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) can help get the job done. RGGI would significantly reduce climate-warming pollution in North Carolina by capping and reducing power sector carbon emissions. The analysis […]
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29 Ways Trump and the GOP Are Making It Harder to Vote 5.10.2020 Mother Jones
President Trump’s loud refusals to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November election have sparked major fears about the continued survival of American democracy. But much more quietly, Trump and his GOP allies have already taken numerous steps to undermine fair elections in an attempt to stay in power. The […]
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Op-Ed: Why Judge Barrett's legal philosophy is deeply antidemocratic 4.10.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Textualism, the approach espoused by Barrett and Justice Antonin Scalia, is a power grab for judges. It ignores congressional intent and allows unelected judges to rewrite legislation.

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The Spin: President Trump heading to hospital, receives experimental drug after testing positive for COVID-19 | Inside Michael Madigan’s patronage playbook | Pritzker touts green energy even as his administration opens door to new coal mine 3.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's daily politics newsletter.
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker vows to fight climate change with clean energy. Only three other states mined more climate-changing coal than Illinois last year. 2.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Gov. J.B. Pritzker vows to fight climate change with clean energy. Only three other states mined more climate-changing coal than Illinois last year.
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House Speaker Michael Madigan says it’s not ‘ethically improper’ to find government jobs for people. Here’s what he’s failing to mention. 2.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The longtime Illinois house speaker defended his hiring recommendations, but they may come at a cost to taxpayers.
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Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage? 30.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage? Hannah Murphy Wed, 09/30/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in Rolling Stone  and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. When he talks about the Trump administration, David Doniger likes to say: "Imagine where we’d be if they knew what they were doing." The climate lawyer and senior adviser to the NRDC Action Fund spends his days defending the environment from the U.S. government, and for the past 3.5 years, that’s meant a front-row seat to the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on any regulation that’s meant to slow the  climate crisis .  But it’s also been a window into the hasty, sloppy and legally dubious ways that it's gone about it. "One of the hallmarks of this administration is how incompetently they’re doing this," says Doniger. "It shows up in how slowly they’ve been able to work, and how flimsy their legal ...
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Illinois House committee investigating Speaker Michael Madigan set to hear testimony from Exelon executive 29.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An executive from Commonwealth Edison parent company Exelon is set to testify Tuesday before a special Illinois House committee investigating Speaker Michael Madigan.
RBG left these 4 lessons for the climate fight 29.9.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
RBG left these 4 lessons for the climate fight Rushad Nanavatty Tue, 09/29/2020 - 01:30 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero. The obituaries have focused on her legacy as a feminist icon, her singular determination, her deep humanity, and her profound common sense. These traits were exemplified by her famous dissents — equal parts restrained and biting — against a series of regressive Supreme Court majority decisions. We don’t immediately think of RBG as an environmental activist or climate champion ( Greta Thunberg fandom  notwithstanding). However, her life and career offer plenty of inspiration for our work at RMI — and for anyone concerned with preserving a livable planet. When I think about RBG, these are the lessons I take for the climate fight. 1. Climate action honors RBG’s legacy on equality RBG did more to advance the cause of equality than any justice since Thurgood Marshall. Her life and career were defined by it. As a schoolgirl in Brooklyn, she objected to the fact that the boys went to woodshop ...
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Policy News: September 28, 2020 28.9.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Connecting with Congressional Committees to Inform Hearings Webinar recording is available online. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host a webinar with Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally Sept. 30. Congress House and Senate pass bill keeping the federal government through Dec. 11. Executive Branch Forest Service releases final environmental impact statement for exempting ...
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QAnon Is Attracting Cops 28.9.2020 Mother Jones
Chances are, you already don’t trust the police. Polls show that most Americans don’t. But what if the cop patrolling your neighborhood held bizarre and unsubstantiated views? What if there was a chance that officer in the patrol car idling down the block was watching videos about a conspiracy holding that a satanic cabal of […]
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Letters to the Editor: Adam Schiff's democracy reforms won't work without the people's righteous anger 27.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Passing laws to constrain the president won't do much good when a lawless administration aided by a lawless attorney general is in power.

Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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The Role of Long-Duration Energy Storage in Deep Decarbonization: Policy Considerations 24.9.2020 WRI Stories
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'We are fighting for real democracy': Why protesters are taking on Thailand's king 24.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree and other young activists want to rein in the monarchy and its military allies who have ruled Thailand since a 2014 coup.

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Here is Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035 24.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Here are the key points of Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035.

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Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Valley Generating Station helped L.A. avoid blackouts. But it operates in one of California's most polluted neighborhoods.

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Column: Your power probably isn't shutting off, regardless of what the 'utility' says 22.9.2020 LA Times: Business

Utilities nationwide and throughout California are warning customers to ignore fraudulent calls threatening a service shutdown if you don't pay some cash.

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Chicago suburbs warn ComEd: It’s time to pay up on local utility taxes 19.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
More than 50 Chicago suburbs are demanding ComEd pay them local utility taxes they say they're owed.
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