User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
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Colorado court kills Thornton buffer and pipeline rules that are meant to protect people as oil and gas industry expands 26.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A state judge has rejected Thornton's rules requiring 750-foot buffers and pipeline safety to protect residents from intensifying oil and gas activity inside its boundaries -- declaring these rules illegal because they conflict with more permissive state law.
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Xcel Energy ditches effort to join regional network as potential cost savings evaporate 24.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Xcel Energy, the state's largest utility, is pulling out of the Mountain West Transmission Group, which could effectively kill efforts to connect Colorado utilities and consumers to the Southwest Power Pool.
Climate change lawsuits: Boulder can do better 21.4.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Last week Boulder leaders followed California and New York local governments in suing oil companies about climate change. Their lawsuit is based on a dubious legal premise and is not a productive way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Lawsuits comparing fossil fuel companies to the tobacco industry dangerously miss the mark 20.4.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Climate change is real, but so is the reality that fossil fuels continue to underpin modern civilization, even as our reliance on them is slowly,  steadily -- and appropriately -- reduced.
Bill Ritter: No such thing as a good tax? Consider a well-structured carbon tax. 13.4.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Some types of taxes can be necessary, beneficial and fair. Now there is fresh evidence that a properly structured carbon tax is in that category.
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Cory Gardner urges Trump to use a new NAFTA deal to make it harder to add federal regulations 4.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is pressing President Donald Trump to use NAFTA negotiations to transform federal rulemaking in a way that could thwart future environmental protections and other proposed regulations.
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Illiberal Democracy: A Disquieting Disposition 25.3.2018 The Navhind Times
Patricia Pereira-Sethi Across the globe, we are witnessing the rise and spread of a disturbing trend on the international scene: illiberal democracy, a concept coined in the late 90s by pundit Fareed Zakaria. Democratically elected regimes appear to be routinely ignoring constitutional constraints on their power and depriving their citizens of fundamental rights and freedoms. ...
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“You should do it”: Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’ foreign outreach, documents show 24.3.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
When a Russian news agency reached out to George Papadopoulos to request an interview shortly before the 2016 election, the young adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump made sure to seek approval from campaign headquarters.
Five things Colorado should know about Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package 23.3.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Congress this week passed a massive $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through Sept. 30 and tucked into that 2,232-page measure -- which President Donald Trump must sign to avoid a shutdown-- are several provisions that will have an impact on Colorado.
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Colorado among first states to give consumers the right to store energy from alternative sources 23.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado has granted electricity users in the state a new right -- the ability to store energy without discrimination in rates or excessive barriers in connecting to the grid.
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Colorado’s NREL – once threatened by draconian cuts from Trump – is spared in proposed federal budget 23.3.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Once faced with devastating cuts, a research facility in Colorado now looks as if it will emerge unscathed in the federal government’s next budget. Included in Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending plan for the rest of fiscal year is $2.3 billion for a program within the U.S. Department of Energy that provides the bulk of the funding for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.
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Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway. 21.3.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday on his reelection, including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," according to officials familiar with the call.
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Congress: ‘Save economy from ignorant policy makers’ 19.3.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Roles reduced, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s fate uncertain 5.3.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their powers restricted, their enemies emboldened and their future in the West Wing uncertain.
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Xcel Energy customers to share in $20 million in tax savings 2.3.2018 Denver Post: Business
Xcel Energy will pass on $20 million in federal tax savings to its natural gas customers in Colorado, with more savings on the way for electric customers.
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A New Ecology for Education 24.2.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Two scientists have left the Interior Department after Zinke demanded confidential energy data 22.2.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Two senior U.S. Geological Survey officials have stepped down after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke demanded that they provide his office with confidential data on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska before it was released to the general public.
The little-revenue tax 17.2.2018 Columns – The Indian Express
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On Govt drawing board: Tool to hardsell soft power in diplomacy 14.2.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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California’s hostility to offshore drilling is rooted in past spills 13.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A massive 1960s spill has Californians on edge about Trump’s push for oil extraction.
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