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Newsletter: What will Sondland say? 20.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES What Will Sondland Say?

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Indian Nationals Say the Green Card Backlog Is Unfair. Silicon Valley’s Plan to Fix It Could Be Too. 20.11.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, attempts to reform the United States’ immigration system have died in Congress. But in July, Michelle Canero, a business immigration lawyer in Miami, noticed that the House of Representatives had quietly passed its biggest change to US immigration law in decades. Without a hearing, a bipartisan majority had sent a bill to the […]
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Why Did Lindsey Graham Join a Climate Group? 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Congress has long been a place where climate policy goes to die. That could soon change, and not only because there’s an election coming up in less than a year. A new bipartisan climate caucus has formed in the Senate. It’s similar to […]
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Turns Out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Huge in Iowa 11.11.2019 Mother Jones
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was welcomed to Iowa with a roast. On Friday, while the first-term Democratic congresswoman from New York was introducing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally in Council Bluffs, the state’s Republican bigwigs took their shots at the Lincoln–Reagan Dinner at a Marriott ballroom in downtown Des Moines. “Doctor Ocasio-Cortez,” state GOP chairman […]
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US Climate Action: A Week of Hope Amidst Despair 9.11.2019 WRI Stories
US Climate Action: A Week of Hope Amidst Despair Comments|Add Comment|PrintWRI CEO and President Andrew Steer and other members of the CEO Climate Dialogue meet with senators, November 5, 2019. Photo by Sen. Lisa Murkowski/Twitter */ Darkening Days This week began badly with the Trump administration announcement formally withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. This decision shows a stunning disregard not only for science but also economics. It’s driven by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Column: Trump's attack on lightbulb standards is his flimsiest environmental rollback yet 7.11.2019 LA Times: Business

California and other states take aim at Trump's reversal of lightbulb rules, a dopey Tea Party cause.

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Opinion: We're out of the Paris Accords. So what's the conservative climate change playbook? 6.11.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Republicans have gone missing on climate change. Here are some ideas for a conservative approach

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U.S. House passes bill to protect 400,000 Colorado acres 31.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, a large public lands bill that protects 400,000 acres in Colorado from further development.
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Canada's Conservatives: Republicans or Tories? 30.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Canada's Conservatives: Republicans or Tories?
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Policy News: October 21, 2019 21.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of ...
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Want the real deal for a New Deal on climate? Look to the states 14.10.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
These leading states are setting legally binding, economy-wide, greenhouse gas emissions targets.
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Policy News: September 23, 2019 24.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases of Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House ...
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Letters to the Editor: One benefit of climate change? Proving the GOP's dishonesty 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Climate change is settled science, and yet the Republican Party has denied or dismissed it for years. That ought to say a lot about the GOP.

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Feds finalize plan to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Interior Department has released its final plans to allow a pristine Alaska wildlife refuge to be leased for oil drilling.

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GOP lawmaker presses for answers about Democrat's U of M job 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Republican state lawmaker is calling for House DFL leaders to suspend one of their freshmen members from key posts after questions were raised out the lawmaker’s recent outside employment.
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Market-based policies work to fight climate change, from India to Jamaica 11.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Conservatives in more right-leaning countries are fighting climate change, too.
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Congress debates Bureau of Land Management move to Grand Junction 11.9.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday defended his agency’s decision to move its headquarters to Grand Junction in the face of criticisms that it will cause career employees to depart, will needlessly cost federal coffers and could harm tribal interests.
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Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.
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Jay Inslee Won the 2020 Presidential Climate Change Town Hall and Four More Takeaways 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Perhaps Washington Governor and 2020 dropout Jay Inslee has Washington D.C. in his future after all. Climate czar has a nice ring to it.
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Letters to the Editor: Trump is killing the EPA by inflicting death by a thousand cuts 3.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump EPA's methane rule rollback proves once again that the president is trying to kill the agency, one regulation at a time.

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