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Oregon Republican Threatens State Troopers Over Climate Change Bill: 'Send Bachelors and Come Heavily Armed' 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I have been in political coup attempts. I have been held hostage overseas. I have been jailed politically overseas," Oregon state senator Brian Boquist.
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‘Come heavily armed’: Oregon GOP lawmaker threatens state troopers over dispute with Dem governor 20.6.2019 Raw Story
On Wednesday, The Oregonian reported that GOP state Sen. Brian Boquist threatened to kill state troopers if they try to keep him in the Senate chamber to debate climate change legislation. “I’m quotable, so here’s the quote. This is what I told the [police] superintendent,” said Boquist to reporters outside the Senate chamber. “Send bachelors […]
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Trump Administration Finalizes Energy Rule That Could Cause 1,400 Premature Deaths 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Donald Trump's undying loyalty to coal CEOs is literally killing Americans. Today's action provides yet another egregious giveaway to corporate polluters and fossil fuels," said 2020 candidate Jay Inslee.
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Trump’s Bureau of Land Management Is Being Sued Again Over Climate Impacts 19.6.2019 Truthout.com
It’s the second lawsuit the agency has faced over its approval of oil and gas leases on public lands in recent years.
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Trump administration rolls back Obama-era rule for coal-fired plants 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It's replacing the Obama rule with a less ambitious one that gives states more discretion in regulating those power plants.
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Two scientists on impact of climate change in Minnesota 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists Lee Frelich and Gayle Schueller discuss the impact of climate change, particularly in Minnesota.
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Oregon is poised to pass cap-and-trade climate policy, joining California 18.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions...

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How Unions and Climate Organizers Learned to Work Together in New York 17.6.2019 Truthout.com
A bill in the works since 2016 has brought together climate activists and unions for radical climate action in New York.
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Jay Inslee's 2020 plan: Become president, save the planet 17.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The heap of ashes behind Jay Inslee used to be an acute-care center in Paradise, Calif.

Now it was a backdrop for the message the Democrat was about to bring to the 2020 presidential campaign trail — the message he has embraced for more than two decades.

“We can’t allow climate deniers in the White...

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Today: In Hong Kong, an Apology Is Not Enough 17.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Protesters in Hong Kong want the city’s leader to do more than just apologize for and suspend a bill that would allow extradition to China.

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In Hong Kong, an Apology Is Not Enough

Massive peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong have prompted the territory’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to...

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Bill Maher: GOP Has Become the 'A**hole Dad Party,' Trump 'Useless Piece of Crap' 16.6.2019 NewsBusters
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, during the show's closing commentary, host Bill Maher derided the Republican party as the "a**hole dad party" that, under President Donald Trump, acts irresponsibly and does not care about the future on issues like climate ...
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HuffPost Just Published a Bombshell Story About the EPA 15.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A top Environmental Protection Agency official gave a presentation last year at a gathering of some of the most zealous deniers of climate science, highlighting the influence a small, fringe movement hawking crank theories now wields in Washington.   Emails HuffPost […]
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Trump Administration Official Repeatedly Consulted with Climate Change Deniers on Climate Policy 15.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's the equivalent to formulating anti-terrorism policy by consulting with groups that deny terrorism exists," Nisbet told the AP.
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California lawmakers are turning cap-and-trade into the slush fund critics long feared 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For years, critics of California’s cap-and-trade program have lambasted it as a government slush fund. They say that politicians are able to dip into it to fund their pet projects or raid it to fill the shortfall of the moment — as long as they can assert a mildly credible connection between the...

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Don’t like Newsom’s state budget? Blame California Republicans 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

These are some highlights — lowlights? — of a new state budget crafted by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the heavily Democratic Legislature:

— Government health insurance for young adult immigrants living here illegally.

— A $1.7-billion income tax increase to finance a wealth redistribution program called...

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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Here’s how city dwellers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s no secret that city folk like to eat, shop and travel. But all that consumption adds up to a hefty climate bill.

On the flip side, that means urbanites have a lot of power to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. By changing their diets, their purchasing habits and how they get around, city dwellers...

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Trump International Hotel will host a climate denial conference 12.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
In late July, climate science deniers will descend upon the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. — located right across the street from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — to attend the Heartland Institute’s annual climate conference. The theme this year is “Best Science, Winning Energy Policies.” The conference will feature “the courageous men and […]
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READ: Text of former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech to Iowa 12.6.2019 Raw Story
Former Vice President Joe Biden hit the campaign trail in Iowa Tuesday, as President Donald Trump raced to speak to the Republican Party. Biden will address the crowd in Davenport about the struggle farmers are facing not only in Iowa but across the country due to Trump’s trade wars. The trade war adds to the […]
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Catastrophe Is Coming, and We Can’t Kill Our Way Out of It 11.6.2019 Truthout.com
There will be more wars as a result of climate change.
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