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L.A. County sues over reopening of Aliso Canyon 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

L.A. County is suing state regulators and Southern California Gas Co. for failing to conduct required safety and environmental studies and to turn over public documents before reopening the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility.

State regulators announced this week that Aliso Canyon could resume natural...

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Stocks slip as energy prices fall and 10-day tech rally ends 22.7.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks finished slightly lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks.

The price of U.S. crude oil fell 2.5% and pulled energy stocks lower. Technology...

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Democrats are failing on health care, too | Readers respond 21.7.2017 Philly.com News
They should be developing an alternative to the GOP proposals and be willing to compromise.
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Gov. Jerry Brown is 79, not a bit like Trump and very presidential. He should run. 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Jerry Brown is not only America’s best and most experienced governor, but as his deft negotiations to extend California’s cap-and-trade program show, he also remains very healthy and mentally sharp. (“Gov. Jerry Brown shows President Trump the upside of experience,” July 19)

The...

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Energy Secretary Pruitt accused by watchdog of breaking the law by criticizing Paris deal 21.7.2017 Washington Post
The group zeroed in on a meeting he had in April with a lobbying group for the mining industry at which Pruitt reportedly “bashed” the climate accord, according to media reports at the time.
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Fed up with California, some conservatives look to Texas 20.7.2017 LA Times: Nation

Emails poured in from across California.

“My boys’ minds have been taken over by the liberal teachings of the schools here,” wrote a woman from Westlake Village who works in the courts. “I would like to try to save my younger son before it’s too late.”

“I for one wish to not be a part of this control...

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The Daily 202: Trump shows disdain for rule of law with new attacks on Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller 20.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Bunker mentality on display in New York Times interview.
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The Energy 202: Congressional budget subtly bores path to Arctic refuge drilling 19.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
ANWR is on tap, again.
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Republican lawmakers give California climate law a boost 19.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When California lawmakers backed a landmark law that seeks to combat global warming, the key support came from a surprising group of legislators: Republicans. As the GOP nationally looks to roll back climate policies, a contingent of California Republicans is tentatively embracing them in defiance of much of their party’s base […]
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Gingrich to skeptical Dems: Trump committed to environment 18.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Callista Gingrich, Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to the Vatican, is telling skeptical Democrats that the president wants the United States to be an environmental leader even after pulling out of the landmark accord aimed at combatting global warming. Testifying Tuesday before a Senate committee, Gingrich says Trump is committed to […]
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The Daily 202: After Senate bill falls apart, Republicans don’t have the votes to repeal Obamacare 18.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
McConnell’s new gambit unlikely to work.
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Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory 18.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state’s carbon footprint. Monday night’s votes to renew California’s cap-and-trade program bolster the Democratic governor’s quest to portray the state as […]
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Echoes Of A Dark Past At Virginia’s Standing Rock 18.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”  William Faulkner In March 1865, as the Civil War approached its fiery end
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The Energy 202: Macron tried to soften Trump's stance on climate change. Others have failed. 17.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
See Al Gore and Elon Musk.
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What does $80 million buy oil and gas interests? Voter profiles, door knocking and influence at local and statewide levels 16.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
The oil and gas industry in the past four years has poured more than $80 million into Colorado to shape public opinion and influence campaigns and ballot initiatives. It has been called one of the best financed operations advocating for drilling in any state. 
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Is the most powerful lobbyist in Washington losing its grip? 15.7.2017 Washington Post
In recent months, the U.S. Chamber — historically a cornerstone of Washington politicking and policymaking — has been deeply shaken, viewed by some companies as a lumbering part of an antiquated influence establishment.
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Excerpts from Trump’s conversation with reporters on Air Force One 14.7.2017 Washington Post
Excerpts from Trump’s conversation with reporters on Air Force One
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Extending California's cap-and-trade program hits a speed bump: Jimmy Gomez's departure for Congress 11.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Battles over health care, budget await Congress’ return 10.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective — averting some full-blown political disasters. The GOP campaign to repeal Democrat Barack Obama’s health […]
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Welcome back, Congress. Health care, budget await lawmakers 9.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The GOP campaign to repeal President Obama's health care law is bogged down, efforts to pass a budget are stuck, there's no tax code overhaul package, spending bills are in limbo and it's unclear how leaders will find the votes to avert a federal default.
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