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Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Government Holds Massive Gulf Oil and Gas Lease Auction 24.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. The Red Cross has called it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. While many climate scientists have tied the historic floods in Louisiana to climate change, President Obama made no link during his remarks. However, on Tuesday, four environmental activists were arrested in New Orleans protesting the Interior Department's decision to go ahead with a lease sale of up to 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development. The sale is being held today in the Superdome -- the very building where thousands of displaced residents of New Orleans sought refuge during Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, an oil and energy analyst, author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. She joins us from San Francisco. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: On Tuesday, President Obama visited ...
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Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Gov't Holds Massive Gulf Oil & Gas Lease Auction 24.8.2016 Democracy Now!
On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. The Red Cross has called it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. While many climate scientists have tied the historic floods in Louisiana to climate change, President Obama made no link during his remarks. However, on Tuesday, four environmental activists were arrested in New Orleans protesting the Interior Department's decision to go ahead with a lease sale of up to 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development. The sale is being held today in the Superdome—the very building where thousands of displaced residents of New Orleans sought refuge during Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, an oil and energy analyst, author of "Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill." She joins us from San Francisco.
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Gulf Residents Occupy BOEM office in Louisiana To Demand That President Obama Cancel Upcoming Fossil Fuel Lease Sale 23.8.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire
350.org This morning, a group of Gulf residents is risking arrest and occupying President Obama’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s office in New Orleans, demanding that he cancel the August 24th lease sale for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Debris from flood-damaged homes in the Baton Rouge area was placed in front of the BOEM office doors with a banner reading “President Obama: More Drilling = More Floods,” underscoring the agency’s role in perpetuating the climate crisis. President Obama will arrive in Baton Rouge this morning to address those affected by ...
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Is President Obama An 'Uncle Tom'? Green Party Veep Nominee Ajamu Baraka Just Called Him One 20.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
He called President Barack Obama an "Uncle Tom." Yes, he did. Green Party vice-presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka went there on Wednesday. Baraka said that Obama was a disappointment who "allowed his commitment to neoliberal policies and a neoliberal worldview to undermine the possibility of greatness." The interview continued: Baraka did not demure when confronted with his more strident comments about Obama, like calling him an "Uncle Tom." "If we were concerned and serious about how we could displace white power, we had to demystify the policies and the positions of this individual," Baraka said, referring to his attempt to "shock" people out of faith in Obama's transformative potential. He conceded that his language sounded "inflammatory" to some, but said, "I stand by that." I don't believe this requires further commentary. And for those wondering whether Mr. Baraka ever engaged in antisemitic conspiracy theories, well, take a look at what he said in an interview with "self-described 9/11 ...
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Donald Trump's town hall hosted by Sean Hannity was absolutely priceless 18.8.2016 Washington Post
Donald Trump's town hall hosted by Sean Hannity was absolutely priceless
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Proposed sanctuary off New England would protect coral and marine species - and anger fishermen 7.8.2016 LA Times: Science

A plan that would designate a unique undersea area 150 miles off the New England coast as the nation's first Atlantic marine national monument has been met with immediate opposition from commercial fishermen.

Connecticut's congressional delegation and environmental and educational groups want President...

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Proposed sanctuary off New England would protect coral and marine species -- and anger these guys 7.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

A plan that would designate a unique undersea area 150 miles off the New England coast as the nation's first Atlantic marine national monument has been met with immediate opposition from commercial fishermen.

Connecticut's congressional delegation and environmental and educational groups want President...

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Fishing industry denounces proposal for marine sanctuary off New England 7.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A plan that would designate a unique undersea area 150 miles off the New England coast as the nation's first Atlantic marine national monument has been met with immediate opposition from commercial fishermen.

Connecticut's congressional delegation and environmental and educational groups want President...

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As US Attacks Libya Again, Peace Group Tells Obama: 'Stop the Bombing' 3.8.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Lauren McCauley & Jon Queally, staff writers

Citing the disastrous bombing campaign in 2011 that pushed the nation into political chaos and bloody violence, anti-war groups are calling for an immediate end to a new wave of airstrikes on Libya approved by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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To Protect Climate, Public Health, Americans Call for End to Federal Coal Program 29.7.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

A coalition of groups today called on President Obama to permanently end the federal coal program, highlighting the fact that ending leasing and mining of public coal in the United States would keep up to 212 billion metric tons of carbon pollution in the ground — the equivalent of taking nearly 50 billion cars off the road and saving society more than $7 trillion in avoided climate damages.

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From Democratic delegates: What has President Obama left unfinished? 28.7.2016 LA Times: Nation
Larry Green, 51, Houston city councilman Larry Green. (Chris Megerian / Los Angeles Times) "Immigration reform. It's important because it's something we have to address. Currently we skirt around the issue." Sandra Falwell, 67, a nurse from Clinton, Md. Sandra Falwell. (Chris Megerian / Los Angeles...
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President Obama, make Bears Ears a national monument 20.7.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Southeastern Utah’s Bears Ears is a national treasure and deserves national monument status.
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Analysis: Leased Fossil Fuels on Public Lands, Oceans Will Be Producing Decades Beyond Paris Climate Targets 6.7.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

new analysis finds that coal, oil and gas already under lease on public lands and oceans in the United States will last far beyond the point scientists predict the world will exceed the temperature targets set out in the global climate agreement that was reached in Paris.

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Fracking-Affected Families Plead with President Obama: 'We Need Help.' 1.7.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

More than 100 families personally affected by the fracking industry have written to President Barack Obama demanding that he meet with them—as he often does with fossil fuel executives—ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month.

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The Latest: Oil train protesters disrupt Obama speech 25.6.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Latest on President Barack Obama's fundraising trip to Seattle (all times local):...
President Obama and the first family to visit Yosemite National Park 17.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The National Park Service is turning 100 in August this year and to celebrate the vast beauty of America’s wildlands, the first family will tour Yosemite this weekend.

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, will be arriving in Atwater, Calif., on Friday...

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Frontline Communities to Obama: No New Offshore Drilling 17.6.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire
Friends of the Earth Today marks the closing of the 90-day comment period for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) proposed 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. During this time, more than one million comments from frontline communities, concerned citizens, and organizations from all over the United States were collected thanking BOEM for protecting the Atlantic Ocean and calling on it to extend that protection to the Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico – the two regions left vulnerable to oil and gas drilling in this ...
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How President Obama Became the World's Leading Climate Champion 10.6.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Authored by Durwood Zaelke & Paul Bledsoe Addressing Both Near-Term and Long-Term Climate Protection Three years ago this month, President Obama began to redouble his already substantial efforts to address climate change. Since then he's emerged as perhaps the most consequential climate leader in the world. His actions hold critical lessons for other leaders around the world, not least his successor in the Oval Office. The President started early that June during his first meeting with China's new leader, President Xi Jinping, in Sunnylands, California. During this historic meeting, President Obama and President Xi reached agreement on two issues: first, to work together to constrain North Korea, and second, to work together to phase down super climate pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons , or HFCs. Later that June, President Obama, with his sleeves rolled up, presented his Climate Action Plan in a speech at Georgetown University on a blisteringly hot day. The President's speech and formal plan were ...
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Oceana Applauds New Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Aimed at Protecting Atlantic Ocean from Seismic Airgun Blasting 9.6.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire
Oceana Today, a new bipartisan letter signed by XX Members of Congress, led by Reps. Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), sent a bi-partisan letter to President Obama urging him to deny seismic airgun blasting permits for the Atlantic Ocean that are currently pending at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Seismic airgun blasting, which is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor, could cause widespread harm to whales, commercial fisheries, and other marine ...
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Obama and Modi Must Work Together to Fight Climate Change 7.6.2016 WRI Stories
Obama and Modi Must Work Together to Fight Climate ChangeAdd Comment|PrintPrime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama. Photo by Narendra Modi/Wikimedia Commons This post originally appeared on Time. India recently experienced its hottest day ever when temperatures in the northern city of Phalodi reached a shocking temperature of 123.8 degrees Farenheit—while Washington D.C. slogged through a record-breaking 15 consecutive days of rain. Meanwhile, April 2016 was the hottest April... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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