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Trump’s Pick for Puerto Rico’s Environmental Cleanup Might Actually Do the Right Thing 21.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  President Donald Trump has turned the Environmental Protection Agency into a department at war with its core mission. His pick to run the agency, Scott Pruitt, relentlessly sued the EPA as Oklahoma’s attorney general, has close ties with polluting companies, […]
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Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate moves to open site 21.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one step closer to oil and gas drilling....
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The Energy 202: Western wildfires spark compromise on firefighting in Washington 19.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A group of senators, led by Maria Cantwell, will today introduce legislation.
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Republicans see new chance for oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 18.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

The last time congressional Republicans mounted a serious push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, they painted America as a desperate petroleum mess. The need, they said, was clear. The country consumed and imported more oil than ever before, produced less than at any...

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How Washington's formula for fighting wildfires makes them worse 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The monstrous flames ripping through Northern California in recent days have burned communities to the ground, killed dozens of people caught in their path and wreaked havoc on a regional economy.

By almost any metric, that would be defined as a natural disaster — except the one used by Congress...

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Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oil 17.10.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats and environmental groups on Tuesday denounced a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations....
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Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin 17.10.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) Expanding educational opportunities and building a green economy -- while shrinking both the military and the fossil fuel industry -- are the best routes to full employment, say world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Also, greater financial regulation and more public development banks that prioritize social welfare over massive profits are crucial for a progressive agenda. (Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. This is the first part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. The next installment will appear on October 24. Not long after taking office, it became evident that Donald Trump had engaged in fraudulent populism during his campaign. His promise to "Make America Great Again" has been exposed as a lie, as the Trump administration has been busy extending US military power, ...
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Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change 17.10.2017 AP Politics
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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Trump voters confront climate change in wake of hurricane 16.10.2017 AP Business
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on Senate Republicans are paying political dividends 16.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Conservative donors and activists blame Congress, not the president, for failures.
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In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate 16.10.2017 AP National
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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Why Rick Perry's Proposed Subsidies for Coal Fail Economics 101 15.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! In a controversial proposal, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to effectively subsidize coal and nuclear power plants at ratepayers' expense. Under Perry's  proposal , plants that operate in deregulated electricity markets -- where generators normally compete to provide power at the lowest cost -- would be guaranteed positive profits so long as they stockpile 90 days' worth of fuel on site.  To rationalize this proposal, which a former Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has dubbed " the antithesis of good economics ," Secretary Perry points to uncompensated benefits generated by coal and nuclear plants. As energy economists, when we think about coal-fired electricity generation, what usually comes to mind are unaccounted-for costs -- not benefits. This emerging pro-coal narrative is worth ...
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RTD’s request for final testing of the G-Line gets federal approval 13.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Federal Railroad Administration on Wednesday approved RTD’s request for final testing of the G-Line.
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Congressional Republicans move to revamp law on national monuments through restricting presidential power 12.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
House Republicans are moving to restrict the president's ability to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.
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House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments 12.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important....
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The Energy 202: Pruitt plays to GOP base by repealing the Clean Power Plan 10.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Mitch McConnell is loving it.
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The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert” 8.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Eastern Colorado's economy has grown strong pumping irrigation water from the High Plains Aquifer, shrinking the vast underground reservoir in the past six years at twice the rate of the previous 60.
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Trump nominates coal lobbyist for EPA’s No. 2 spot 8.10.2017 Washington Post
Andrew Wheeler once called the president a “bully,” but changed his tune once Trump articulated an energy and environmental platform — and it became increasingly clear he would win the GOP nomination.
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Pittsburgh’s Mayor Calls For ‘An American Marshall Plan’ For Clean Energy 7.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This could be the key for Democrats to win back the working-class voters who elected President Donald Trump.
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The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire 6.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire
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