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Keystone pipeline spill injects new uncertainty into Nebraska decision 20.11.2017 Washington Post
The state's Public Service Commission is due to deliver its decision Monday on the controversial pipeline first proposed in 2008 to move oil from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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Will Washington State Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax? 16.11.2017 Mother Jones
Last November, some environmentalists in Washington state went to the polls hoping voters would back an initiative creating the nation’s first tax on carbon pollution. Initiative 732 went down to defeat as the country’s attention focused on Donald Trump’s shocking electoral college win. But now, one year later and buoyed by the Democrats’ pick up […]
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The Energy 202: ANWR drilling is one step closer to happening. 16.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) passed the measure Wednesday, which would be attached to the tax overhaul.
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Morning Bits 16.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Morning Bits
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A Climate Policy for the People 16.11.2017 American Prospect
Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa via AP Images Environmentalists rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem during a lobby day organized by the Oregon Conservation Network This summer, epic storms and fires in the United States provided some worrisome climate signals. Hurricane Harvey produced rains so strong that meteorologists added new colors to their radar maps. Hurricane Irma maintained Category 5 winds for 37 hours, a record for cyclones. The “unprecedented” wildfires in northern California were a product , in part, of the unusually hot and dry summer. As the newly released Fourth National Climate Assessment makes clear, the planet is under siege. I’ve watched these disasters with a sense of dread mixed with outrage. My parents had to evacuate their Santa Rosa retirement community because of the wildfires. Luckily, their home was spared. It was surreal to learn about their plight on the same day that the Trump administration announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Yet the reaction to this ...
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The Energy 202: 'Zombie' arguments made by Trump officials at Bonn climate conference 15.11.2017 Washington Post: World
We've heard them before.
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This endangered snail lives only in the L.A. area. Can the little creatures be saved? 14.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Before Los Angeles was developed, the San Gabriel chestnut snail was a common sight from Compton to the San Gabriel Mountains. But today, experts say, it survives only in the Angeles National Forest and on adjacent private lands between Glendora and Altadena after being threatened by development,...

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The Energy 202: House GOP wants to water down tax breaks for wind energy. The Senate is unlikely to let it. 14.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Chuck Grassley is against the plan.
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The Energy 202: With Chris Christie gone, wind energy may pick up speed in New Jersey 13.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: With Chris Christie gone, wind energy may pick up speed in New Jersey
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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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Jerry Brown’s legacy a major question for hopefuls looking to replace him 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After running for elected office 12 times since 1970, Gov. Jerry Brown is about to exit the center stage of California politics, no longer the brash upstart but now a senior statesman who could be a model for the next person who will lead the state.

Every successor promises to be better, and different,...

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Moyers and McKibben: Time Is Running Out for the Planet 11.11.2017 Truthout.com
For 30 years now climate change has been Bill McKibben's beat -- first as a journalist, then as an environmentalist and now as the leading activist in mobilizing a worldwide movement to win a race against time. In Radio Free Vermont, his latest book, he turns to humor for inspiration as runners go to bottled water for sustenance, and has us laughing all the way to the finish line.  Honest, fearless media is needed more than ever, and nonprofit newsrooms like Truthout need all the help we can get. Can you take a few seconds to support this important work? I wasn't one of the 50,766 participants who finished the New York City Marathon last weekend. Instead, I spent the average marathon finish time of 4:39:07 to read a book -- obviously a small book. In the interest of disclosure, I didn't even start the race, but that's another and even shorter story than  Radio Free Vermont , the book from which I did occasionally look up and out the window to check on the stream of marathoners passing our apartment, ...
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We’re not even close to being prepared for the rising waters 11.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Jeff Goodell warns of sweeping effects from a steep rise in sea levels caused by global warming.
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The Energy 202: The EPA just got its second most important person after Scott Pruitt 10.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Bill Wehrum will decide what comes after the Clean Power Plan.
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The Daily 202: As Roy Moore declines to step aside, a tale of two Republican parties emerges 10.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Alabama Senate race becomes a referendum on whether traditional values still apply.
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US and them: America, the elephant in room at climate talks 9.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on an agreement that the president wants no part of....
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Drilling, Drilling, Everywhere: Will the Trump Administration Take Down the Arctic Refuge? 9.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Robynm ; Edited: LW / TO)   The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now. What happens in the Arctic doesn't just stay up north. It affects the world, as that region is the  integrator  of our planet's climate systems, atmospheric and oceanic. At the moment, the northernmost places on Earth are  warming  at more than twice the global average, a phenomenon whose impact is already being felt planetwide. Welcome to the world of  climate breakdown  -- and to the world of Donald Trump. The set of climate feedbacks contributing to further warming in the Arctic are about to be aided and abetted by President Trump, his Interior Department, and a Republican-controlled Congress. The impact of their decisions will be experienced around the world. While the United States is still recovering from the deaths, suffering, and devastation caused by extreme hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and ...
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The Energy 202: Tom Steyer isn't the only energy and environmental player trying to reach Trump on Fox News 9.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Tom Steyer isn't the only energy and environmental player trying to reach Trump on Fox News
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