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Border-Adjustment Tax Divides Energy Sector 23.2.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The proposal could benefit companies that export fuel products or sell domestic crude by making imported oil more expensive, but it also could hurt companies that must import crude from other countries.
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North Korean state media say China dancing to U.S. tune 23.2.2017 Hindu: News
In tacit remarks, avers Beijing’s criticism of its recent missile test as tantamount to “actions of an enemy state.”
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Sure, Pipelines Are Good for Oil Companies, but What About Jobs Related to Preserving Nature and Culture? 23.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On his fourth day as U.S. president, Donald Trump penned  executive orders  to advance construction of the  Dakota Access Pipeline Project pipeline  and the  Keystone XL pipeline . On February 8, the Trump administration granted an easement allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be constructed . The White House press secretary  said completion of the controversial pipelines  would increase jobs and promote economic growth -- an argument Trump's  supporters echo .  However, this viewpoint focuses on the profits that go to the oil and construction industries, while ignoring the price that will be paid by other sectors of America's economy, including tourism and preservation of our cultural heritage -- a point I'm quite aware of as an anthropologist focused on the American West. A more accurate reckoning of the economic benefits of pipelines needs to consider the negative impact of pipelines on other parts of our economy.  The Business of Preservation The management of America's heritage begins with a suite ...
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Dana Milbank: Trump should try acting a bit more vice presidential 23.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON — Over the past week, we have seen two responses from the Trump administration to the spike in anti-Semitism that has accompanied Donald Trump’s rise to power. One was presidential: moving and admirable. The other was by the president. The two responses tell us much about President Trump and about the man who would allow millions of Americans to sleep more soundly at night if he were in charge: Vice President Pence. Trump’s first month in office has come with dozens of bomb threats to... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Repsol closes 2016 with best net profit in 4 years 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MADRID (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol has reported its best annual earnings in four years as it booked fewer impairment charges related to low oil and gas prices. Its net profit of 1.73 billion euros ($1.82 billion) compared with a loss of 1.4 billion euros in 2015. In the final quarter of 2016, it […]
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North Korean state media say China dancing to US tune 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea’s state-run news agency issued a tough critique of China on Thursday, suggesting Beijing’s criticism of the North’s recent missile test and suspension of imports of North Korean coal are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state “dancing to the tune of the U.S.” The article took a tone normally […]
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Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change 23.2.2017 BBC: Business
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.
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Emails show new EPA chief’s cozy ties with fuel industry 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt’s home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power. Pruitt’s executive assistant emailed Howard “Bud” Ground, saying “General Pruitt” wanted to know when his lights would be back on. The utility lobbyist asked […]
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Smelt highlight fisheries in Columbia River regional fishing report 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SALMON AND STEELHEAD Deep River – Effective March 1 through June 15, the salmonid daily limit in Deep River will be the same as mainstem Columbia River when the mainstem Columbia below Bonneville Dam is open for hatchery Chinook retention. On days when the mainstem Columbia River is closed to Chinook retention, permanent salmonid daily […]
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Emails show new EPA boss close with oil, gas execs 23.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • While serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general, new EPA chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special-interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show. More than 7,500 pages were released under court order Tuesday evening after an Oklahoma judge ruled that Pruitt had been illegally withholding his correspondence, which is public record under state law, for the last two years. Pruitt...
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Happy Hour Roundup 23.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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Trump should try acting a bit more vice presidential 23.2.2017 Washington Post
Trump should try acting a bit more vice presidential
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Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink 23.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators. While energy stocks fell with the price of oil, most other sectors didn’t make big moves. Technology companies eked out a small gain. They have risen every day this month to reach their highest mark since 2000. DuPont and Dow Chemical rose after Reuters reported that European officials coul...
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Stocks mostly slip, but Dow hits a new record high 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stocks mostly slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals would win approval from regulators.

While energy stocks fell with the price of oil, most other sectors didn't make big moves....

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Newmont and Papa John’s dip; Bristol-Myers and Garmin rise 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that opened substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: Toll Brothers Inc., up $1.94 to $33.93 The homebuilder announced strong first-quarter results and said it expects to finish more homes this year. Garmin Ltd., up $3.70 to $54.15 Most Read StoriesJay Inslee for president? Governor’s profile is on the riseSwedish CEO resigns […]
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Thousands of Scott Pruitt's Emails Just Hit the Internet. Here Are the Wildest, Scariest Bits. 23.2.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by t he Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil fuel interests including the billionaire Koch brothers has been highlighted in more than 7,500 emails and other records released by the Oklahoma attorney general's office on Wednesday. The documents show that Pruitt, while Oklahoma attorney general, acted in close concert with oil and gas companies to challenge environmental regulations, even putting his letterhead to a complaint filed by one firm, Devon Energy. This practice was first revealed in 2014, but it now appears that it occurred more than once. The emails also show that American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, an oil and gas lobby group, provided Pruitt's office with template language to oppose ozone limits and the renewable fuel standard program in 2013. AFPM encouraged Oklahoma to challenge the rules, ...
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Encana to maintain major U.S. office presence in Denver through at least 2026 22.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Despite selling off its oil and gas properties in Colorado's Denver-Julesberg Basin last year, Encana is sticking around in Denver.
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Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies fall 22.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping and technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are also down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 20,743 as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & […]
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7,500 pages of emails reveal Scott Pruitt’s close ties with oil, gas industry 22.2.2017 Washington Post
The release comes days after the former Oklahoma attorney general was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Which ‘Hunger Games’ district would Washington be in? 22.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Where does Washington fit in with the districts of Panem? With its robust, and diverse economy, the BLS' list suggests the state could be in various parts of Panem.
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