User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
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Not producing oil isn't enough. California should ban new gas-powered cars 17.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I strongly echo Jacques Leslie’s plea that Gov. Jerry Brown take steps to reduce oil production by California. (“Keeping California's dirty oil in the ground would be Jerry Brown’s most powerful legacy,” Opinion, Dec. 14)

The state could take bigger strides on the consumption side...

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Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final package by the House and Senate next week
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Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy 16.12.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power - and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars....
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The Latest: Final GOP bill includes $2,000 child tax credit 16.12.2017 Washington Post
The Latest: Final GOP bill includes $2,000 child tax credit
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Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram 15.12.2017 Washington Post: World
Dozens of Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the transfer of $1 billion to aid the federal government’s fight against the deadly Boko Haram insurgency, signaling that previous announcements of victory over the Islamic extremists had come too soon.
The Energy 202: Here are some environmental and energy items that survived the tax conference 14.12.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Here are some environmental and energy items that survived the tax conference
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Keeping California's dirty oil in the ground would be Jerry Brown’s most powerful legacy 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As Gov. Jerry Brown took a climate-change advocacy lap around Europe last month, he had reason to hope that one glaring flaw in California’s fossil-fuel-emission policies would escape notice: For all of the state’s laudable efforts to reduce demand for fossil fuels, it has done nothing to reduce...

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World Oil Supply Hits Year High, Boosted by U.S. Shale Surge 14.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
Shale producers are roaring back to life, pushing the global oil supply to its highest level in a year and undermining OPEC’s efforts to rebalance the market, the International Energy Agency said.
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Study: Fracking Can Stunt the Growth of Your Baby 14.12.2017 Mother Jones
The practice of drilling into the ground to release natural gas—known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking—first made national headlines in 2011 when drinking water taps in fracking towns in Pennsylvania began catching fire because flammable methane was seeping into water supplies.  Since then, fracking has been linked to earthquakes in Oklahoma and a myriad of health issues. Proponents […]
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Price hikes push health insurance shoppers into hard choices 10.12.2017 AP Top News
Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options....
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Tribe wary of monument in Montana as others reduced by Trump 10.12.2017 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is pursuing creation of a new monument on the border of a Montana reservation where tribal officials remain wary of the idea....
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Add Alaska Native Tribes to the Long List of Casualties From the Republican Tax Plan 10.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For tribal people in northern Alaska, a Republican tax overhaul that was hastily cobbled together in congressional backrooms 3,000 miles away has raised fears that their entire way of life could be erased from this frigid corner of the US. The Senate’s […]
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National monument eyed in Montana as others reduced by Trump 9.12.2017 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument on the border of its reservation....
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The Energy 202: Trump has backed away from regulating methane. Now industry says it will reduce emissions itself. 7.12.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump has backed away from regulating methane. Now industry says it will reduce emissions itself.
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Tax breaks for beer, unborn children and lawmakers are among goodies in Republican bill 7.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As the House and Senate begin to reconcile their different tax bills, they will have to sort through many little-known provisions that appear designed more to achieve policy goals or reward key lawmakers than deliver tax savings.

Here’s a look at some of the standouts, and their prospects for being...

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US petroleum reserve lease sale in Alaska draws just 7 bids 7.12.2017 AP Business
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- President Donald Trump's efforts to make the United States "energy dominant" with help from Alaska got off to modest results Wednesday....
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What to Know About the Los Angeles Fires 7.12.2017 Mother Jones
On Monday evening, a wildfire ignited in the foothills of a popular hiking spot in Ventura, California, northwest of Los Angeles. By late Tuesday, the Thomas Fire had jumped highways and burned through oil fields before eventually reaching the Pacific Ocean. Since then, multiple wildfires in and around Los Angeles County have charred more than […]
Dramatic photos show devastation from wildfires in Southern California 7.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Wildfires continue to burn in Southern California, including in Bel-Air and Ventura County.
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The Energy 202: Legal battle over national monuments is just beginning 6.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Environmentalists are gearing up for a big fight.
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Republicans Are Counting on a Ton of Demand to Drill in an Alaskan Wildlife Refuge. They’re Deluding Themselves. 6.12.2017 Mother Jones
Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed a controversial tax bill which—aside from overwhelmingly benefiting the rich—will open up 1.5-million acres of the pristine, 20-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil and gas drilling.  The fate of the ANWR has been a decades-long tug-o-war between Republicans and Democrats, with the right seeing the massive oil reserves within the […]
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