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Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble? 18.2.2018 AP Top News
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world....
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Who's missing from America's colleges? Rural high school graduates 15.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fewer than 1 in 5 rural adults aged 25 and older have college degrees.
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“The Water Stinks.” For Many Rural Americans the Only Choice Is Toxic. 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Gary Michael Hunt. “You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain’t going to have no water.” Hunt, a former coal miner […]
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The Guptas of Saharanpur: A family at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s troubles 14.2.2018 Hindu: International
The three Gupta brothers from Uttar Pradesh arrived in South Africa in 1993 as the white-minority apartheid rule crumbled, a year before Nelson Mandela won the country’s first democratic elections.
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In eastern Kentucky, a rural county struggles without a steady supply of clean water 12.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.

Sometimes they get no water. Other times just a trickle. Often, they say, their water is so discolored it resembles milk or Kool-Aid or beer.

“I haven’t...

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The Energy 202: Budget deal picks winners and losers in energy industry 9.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
One of the biggest victors: a nuclear power plant in Georgia.
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The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing' 8.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing'
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The Congressional Review Act: A Damage Assessment 7.2.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  President Donald Trump has boasted that he had signed far more bills during his first months in office than many of his predecessors. Like many of his boasts, this one was misleading. Apart from purely ceremonial bills, the vast majority of bills enacted during his first six months in office stemmed from the Congressional Review Act of 1996 (CRA). This relatively obscure statute passed by the Gingrich Congress, which President Clinton ill-advisedly signed, empowers Congress to overturn major federal regulations within 60 “session” days of promulgation by passing a joint resolution of disapproval signed by the president. If Congress permanently adjourns prior to the end of 60 days that it is in session, the next Congress gets another 75 session days to pass a joint resolution. The current Congress therefore had until late May of 2017 to overturn any major regulation promulgated by the Obama administration ...
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How Are Cities Paying Bills? Trash, Parking, 911 Fees 6.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Residents are paying more for everything from parking tickets and 911 calls to sewer service and trash pickup as cash-strapped American cities struggle to pay for mounting pension obligations, cover costly infrastructure improvements and replace revenue depleted by the last recession.
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Cryptocurrency company and homebuilder were big Colorado losers Monday, while a gold miner gained 6.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
Riot Blockchain and MDC Holdings suffered the biggest losses among Colorado stocks as investors worry about higher interest rates and the future of crypto-currencies.
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The Energy 202: Gas tax divides Republicans as the oil industry may sit out the fight 5.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
It's an old debate with new political fuel.
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8 killed in gas leak at southern China steel mill 5.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Gas leaking from a pipeline at a steel mill in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong killed eight people and injured 10 early Monday, local authorities reported.
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The EPA’s Pollution Estimates Stink. But Everyone Uses Them Anyway. 2.2.2018 Mother Jones
Engineer Jim Southerland was hired by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1971 to join the nascent war on air pollution. He came to relish the task, investigating orange clouds from an ammunition plant in Tennessee and taking air samples from strip mines in Wyoming. Among his proudest accomplishments: helping the agency develop a set […]
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The Energy 202: Trump says he has an 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy, but coal gets top billing. 1.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump says he has an 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy, but coal gets top billing.
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The importance of the First Amendment 29.1.2018 Washington Post
Why do Americans put so much stock in the rights to freedom of religion, free speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble and petition the government? We can thank Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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Trump Is Still Their Man 20.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
In the heart of Virginia coal country, the people of Buchanan County gave candidate Trump some of his biggest majorities, and they remain loyal. The big reason: A local rebound.
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A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginians — and got a lesson in humility 18.1.2018 Washington Post
A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginians — and got a lesson in humility
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Photographer says he lost his job after leaking pictures of Rick Perry and coal CEO 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The former Department of Energy photographer Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray.
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Energy Dept. staffer who gave pictures to news outlets seeks whistleblower protection 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Simon Edelman, who was placed on administrative leave, said that he gave official photos to The Washington Post and In These Times magazine that show Energy Secretary Rick Perry hugging a coal mining executive and discussing an “action plan” for overhauling regulations.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged 17.1.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged
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