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July 9, 2018 9.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman releases Endangered Species Act legislation, Senate passes Farm Bill and legislative updates. Executive Branch EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns, US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes ending red wolf management program and more. Courts Rhode Island sues oil companies for climate change damages, ...
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Pruitt is out, handing EPA reins to former coal lobbyist 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Republicans say Andrew Wheeler is well-qualified to lead the EPA, having worked at the agency early in his career. He also was a top aide at the Senate Environment Committee before becoming a lobbyist nine years ago.
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'They almost need therapists': How the fight to save Stoneleigh brought Pa. zombie pols back to life, too | Maria Panaritis 28.6.2018 Philly.com News
Pennsylvania's normally do-nothing legislature did something - and FAST - when they saw a gorgeous Main Line estate suddenly under threat of condemnation. Here's how it happened.
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The Long Game on Taxes 28.6.2018 American Prospect
Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA via AP Images A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally in opposition to the Republican tax bill held in Lower Manhattan This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The immediate aim for progressives on taxes is clear: show all the ways in which the 2017 Republican Tax Act favors the interests of the wealthy and short-changes average Americans, who will ultimately end up paying the cost. But the long game on taxes is a lot less obvious. We need policies that foster a more widely shared prosperity, correcting for the trend toward increased economic inequality instead of aggravating it. We need stable financing for programs that the public continues to demand. And we need to reduce the risks of climate change by promoting the shift away from carbon fuels. Working out an effective and persuasive strategy to achieve those aims poses an extraordinary challenge. How we got progressive taxation in the first place may hold some lessons ...
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What Else Could We Do with $1.9 Trillion? 28.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson Replacing the old Tappan Zee Bridge: Hundreds of other bridges, tunnels, and rail lines are outmoded. All it takes is public funds.  This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  For almost 40 years, we have been living through Republican experiments with a theory of economic growth: Give tax cuts to the top and they will reward the middle and the bottom with new job-creating investments that also generate ever-greater tax revenues. In the latest tax cut, now expected to cost $1.9 trillion over a decade, it’s already clear that corporations are not spending their windfall on new investments but mainly on stock buybacks. Since about 2012, buybacks by corporations exceeded their investment in productive assets, and the trend is getting worse. If that $1.9 trillion tax cut were spent instead on infrastructure, the positive effects would ripple through the economy. Virtually all of the money would be productively spent on fixing the ...
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Policy News: June 25, 2018 26.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for ...
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Climate change doesn't have to be polarizing 21.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
30 years ago global warming became front-page news — and both Republicans and Democrats took it seriously.
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Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies 15.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas.
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Daily Digest: Thursday roundup 14.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some stories in the news worth a read as you begin your Thursday.
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There’s a Very Simple Reason Evangelicals Love Scott Pruitt 14.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2007, the Rev. Joel Hunter formed a creation care team at his Northland evangelical megachurch in central Florida. “Creation care” describes a movement within the U.S. Christian community to better steward God’s creation, aka the Earth—it is, in short, environmentalism for […]
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California’s Fossil Fuel Industry Had It Relatively Easy Under Jerry Brown. That’s Going to Change After November. 9.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In California’s primary election Tuesday, voters all but picked statewide politicians and decided who would face off in the races that might flip the House of Representatives. But the environment was also on the ballot, and the results look like a […]
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Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, earning thanks from environmentalists 30.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have eliminated Minnesota's sulfate standard aimed at protecting wild rice.
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Why Colorado’s environmental battles aren’t the focus of the nation’s top Democratic donor in the 2018 election 28.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Tom Steyer, a billionaire climate activist with a big-money legacy in Colorado politics, suggests his focus is flipping the U.S. House to Democratic control, not major environmental efforts in Colorado in the 2018 election.
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The Coal Industry is Dying, and It’s Leaving Communities Like This One to Pick Up the Pieces 28.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally co-published with ProPublica and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. After his parents split up, Arnett opted at age 10 to spend most of his time with his […]
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The “street fighter” vs. the college professor: Democrats running for Colorado attorney general are aligned on the issues — but not on how to solve them 27.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
On June 26, Democratic and unaffiliated voters will choose between two drastically different attorney general candidates with disparate backgrounds in Phil Weiser and Joe Salazar.
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FactCheck: Scientist schools congressmen on climate 25.5.2018 Philly.com News
The congressmen - all members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee - made their claims while questioning Philip Duffy, a physicist and the president of the Woods Hole Research Center, a climate change think tank. On a number of occasions, Duffy contested what the Republicans said, to no avail.
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The Energy 202: Democrats ding Trump on gas prices, just as Trump once did to Obama 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The gas station press conference took place on Capitol Hill.
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The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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This 70-Year-Old Republican Mayor Wants to Prove That His Small Southern Town Can Go Green 24.5.2018 Mother Jones
Last year, Mayor Greg Lemons counted every single street light in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and found there were 256. If his town of about 2,900 residents switched over to solar-powered lamps and LED bulbs, he reasoned, taxpayers could save thousands of dollars and be environmentally conscious.  Street lights are just a part of Lemon’s ambitious plans to make Abita Springs a model of energy efficiency and sustainability. A life-long Republican, he has fought […]
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Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?
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