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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.
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Science Under Siege 12.11.2018 American Prospect
House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith speaks on Capitol Hill.  This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The HONEST Act may be one of the most perversely named pieces of legislation ever. Sponsored by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee and one of the most fervent climate-science deniers in Congress, the acronym stands for Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment. Smith, who is retiring this year, attempted to get the legislation through Congress in the past two sessions. Both times, it barely passed the House and failed in the Senate. That would usually be the end of it, but in line with the Trump playbook, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, announced he would issue most of the “HONEST” agenda as a proposed rule retitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The proposed “HONEST” rule sounds ever so reasonable. It would require that EPA’s scientific ...
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Green shoots? Democrats take control of the House of Representatives 9.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Midterms results prompt hope for renewed progress on climate action after gains for progressives in the House and key state governor seats.
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How climate change fared during the midterms in Minnesota and beyond 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The midterms didn't move the needle much on climate policy across the nation. But amid many losses for climate advocates, there were glimpses of hope.
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Climate change a more frequent refrain as Minn. candidates seek votes 3.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Candidates running for governor and seats in Congress hold a range of viewpoints on how to address climate change, though the issue often takes a back seat to things like health care, the economy and immigration.
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Mass Transit in the Sun Belt 1.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Even in car-dependent middle America, there is support for local mass transit in surprising places. Some of these are blue cities in red states, with City Hall governed by Democrats or pragmatic Republicans. In some, the local business elite backs transit initiatives out of frank acknowledgment that reliance on cars has reached its limits. This stance, however, puts them at odds with more ideologically anti-government Republicans who typically control Sun Belt state legislatures. The pro-carbon obsession of the Trump administration largely eliminates federal funds, at least for now, as any sort of carrot. The transit coalition is also fragile. With mass transit underdeveloped and inconvenient, many suburbanites view buses as transit of last resort for the poor and prefer commuting by car. And in some cities minority communities want more transit in principle, but don’t trust that new rail lines will serve ...
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Mass Transit in the Sun Belt 1.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Even in car-dependent middle America, there is support for local mass transit in surprising places. Some of these are blue cities in red states, with City Hall governed by Democrats or pragmatic Republicans. In some, the local business elite backs transit initiatives out of frank acknowledgment that reliance on cars has reached its limits. This stance, however, puts them at odds with more ideologically anti-government Republicans who typically control Sun Belt state legislatures. The pro-carbon obsession of the Trump administration largely eliminates federal funds, at least for now, as any sort of carrot. The transit coalition is also fragile. With mass transit underdeveloped and inconvenient, many suburbanites view buses as transit of last resort for the poor and prefer commuting by car. And in some cities minority communities want more transit in principle, but don’t trust that new rail lines will serve ...
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Mining, environmental concerns put Boundary Waters on the ballot -- and the airwaves 31.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Candidates and outside groups have spent nearly $100 million on political ads in Minnesota this year. Much of that has been spent on the usual topics, like health care and the economy. But this year there's also focus on the potential for copper-nickel mining in the state.
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Where Minnesota candidates stand on the issues 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesotans are voting in one of the most important elections the state has held in many years. Here is where the candidates stand on the important issues we face as a society.
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Trump, Saudis, money … and a murder. We need a new Congress to find out what really happened | Will Bunch 22.10.2018 Philly.com News
The trail leading to Jamal Khashoggi's murder is littered with years of Trump and his greediest hangers-on chasing - and often getting - Saudi petrodollars.
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Comfortably ahead, Pa. Gov. Wolf takes low-risk approach in reelection bid 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
Gov. Tom Wolf has embraced a low-risk strategy as he seeks reelection, blanketing the airwaves with more than $10 million in television ads, mostly campaigned in friendly Democratic territory in areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and avoided engaging Republican Scott Wagner directly.
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Who'll replace Franken? Minn. special Senate race voter guide 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democrat Sen. Tina Smith, appointed to fill Al Franken's vacated seat, is facing a challenge from Republican Karin Housley and two minor party candidates.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Which U.S. Senate candidate do you agree with most? 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against Republican Jim Newberger and two third-party candidates. If you're still not sure who you're voting for, try out this quiz to see which candidate most aligns with your thinking.
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Minnesota voter guide: 8th District congressional candidates on the issues 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's 8th District is one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country. Here's where the candidates stand on the issues.
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New Jersey sues U.S.: Why was Florida exempted from offshore drilling? 11.10.2018 Philly.com News
Ryan Zinke, secretary of the interior, said he would exempt Florida because it depended so heavily on tourism. New Jersey officials were outraged, given that the state has 130 miles of coastline that relies heavily on tourism, including its beaches in the summer and year-round birding industry.
Climate change and Minnesota's midterm elections: a voter guide 27.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Climate change policy continues to be a focus for mostly Democratic candidates in Minnesota's governor's race, U.S. Senate contests and key congressional matchups.
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The case for valuing carbon is growing louder (even though ‘tax’ is still a dirty word) 24.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Is your company prepared?
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FARA Fiasco: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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FARA Fiaso: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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