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Appalachian coal towns hit by layoffs due money for growth 24.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say they are announcing “significant” investments in projects in Appalachian communities hit hard by layoffs in the coal industry. Wednesday’s scheduled announcement comes five months after $65.8 million was made available to stimulate growth and opportunities in coal communities nationwide. Those funds are from the Obama administration’s Partnership for […]
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US oil and gas lease sale to be broadcast live on internet 24.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government says that, for the first time, it’s broadcasting an oil and gas lease sale live on the internet. The sale Wednesday offers all 23.8 million acres available for drilling and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast. At earlier sales, an official from the Bureau […]
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Energy summit: Oil and gas measures risk unleashing litigation 24.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Colorado taxpayers could face billions of dollars in compensation claims if two ballot measures to limit oil and gas drilling in the state make it into the constitution.
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Adviser Says Trump Is Solidly Behind Fracking 24.8.2016 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Donald Trump’s top energy adviser sought to play down the GOP presidential candidate’s recent comments that he could support local efforts to ban hydraulic fracturing.
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Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Clean air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake City offices while calling for the company to stand down and comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to require the pollution controls, rather than file its plan... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna arrested held in Logan County 24.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna has been arrested and is being held at the Logan County Jail.
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4 arrested in protest against federal oil lease sales 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Harahan, La. • Four protesters opposed to federal oil lease sales were arrested Tuesday at the suburban New Orleans building where the leasing agency has offices, an attorney said. The four were among about a dozen protesters who walked to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office building with a copy of an online petition they said had garnered 184,000 electronic signatures in six days. They want an end to all new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. “We are not just selling the Gulf. We are sell... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Still many late-summer fishing choices along the Columbia River 24.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SALMON AND STEELHEAD Portions of Abernathy, Cedar (tributary of N.F. Lewis, Clark Co.), Cougar (tributary to Yale Reservoir, Cowlitz Co.), Coal, Germany, Lacamas (Clark Co.), Mill (Cowlitz Co.), Skamokawa creeks and the Coweeman River close to all fishing beginning September 1. Except for Cougar Creek, all close to protect naturally spawning fall Chinook; Cougar Creek […]
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Feds to livestream Gulf oil and gas lease sale 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New Orleans • Five months after protesters disrupted an oil and gas lease sale for tracts in the Gulf of Mexico, the government is livestreaming a lease sale but closing the site in New Orleans where bids are read. Wednesday’s sale, offering all 23.8 million acres available for drilling and exploration off of Texas coast, will be the first federal offshore oil and gas auction broadcast live on the internet, according to a news release from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. In March, about 1... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Feds to livestream Gulf oil and gas lease sale 23.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five months after protesters disrupted an oil and gas lease sale for tracts in the Gulf of Mexico, the government is livestreaming a lease sale but closing the site in New Orleans where bids are read. Wednesday’s sale, offering all 23.8 million acres available for drilling and exploration off of Texas […]
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Business Highlights 23.8.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves […]
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Duke Energy, NC agency disputing fine for coal ash pollution 22.8.2016 AP Business
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The nation&apos;s largest electric company and North Carolina&apos;s environment agency are negotiating over a fine of about $7 million to punish Duke Energy for a big spill of liquefied coal ash....
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Balochistan most poverty hit, says UNDP and Pakistan Govt. report 22.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Aug. 22 : Balochistan, the resource-rich province of Pakistan, remains deprived, as per the country's first ever official report on multi-dimensional poverty.
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Duke Energy, NC agency disputing fine for coal ash pollution 22.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation’s largest electric company and North Carolina’s environment agency are negotiating over a fine of about $7 million to punish Duke Energy for a big spill of liquefied coal ash. Attorneys for the state agency and Duke Energy Corp. said delaying Monday’s scheduled hearing may help resolve the disputed fine […]
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Blue Cities Battle Red States 22.8.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in our Summer 2016 issue. Subscribe here .  When Denton, Texas, passed a fracking ban in November 2014, it was national news. The story seemed out of a movie, a David-and-Goliath tale in which a scrappy band of citizens goes up against big industry and wins. Located in the heart of oil and gas territory, the town is hardly a liberal bastion; its state representative is a staunch conservative, and among its biggest annual events is the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. But residents were watching gas drills come closer and closer to their parks and schools. Adam Briggle, a professor at the University of North Texas in Denton, found himself attending more and more meetings as he tried to understand the environmental impact of fracking, a process used to extract oil and natural gas from the ground. Tara Linn Hunter, a music teacher, found herself with debilitating adult asthma, a condition she attributed at least partly to pollution generated by the efforts to get natural gas. After the ...
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Some Shale Drillers Return to Oil Patch 21.8.2016 Wall St. Journal: US Business
As the price of U.S. crude marches back toward $50-a-barrel territory, several big shale drillers are tiptoeing back into the oil patch, and that is making some energy experts nervous.
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Tunisia: On the Front Lines of the Struggle Against Climate Change 21.8.2016 Truthout.com
Kerkennah is a group of islands lying off the east coast of Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabès, around 20km away from the mainland city of Sfax. The two main islands are Chergui and Gharbi. When approaching the islands by ferry, one is struck by a curious sight: the coastal waters are divided into countless parcels, separated from one another by thousands of palm tree leaves. This is what Kerkennis call charfia, a centuries-old fishing method ingeniously designed to lure fish into a capture chamber from where they can be easily recovered. As the land is arid, agricultural activity is limited to subsistence farming. For the islanders fishing is one of the key economic activities, but for big multinational corporations it is the exploitation of oil and gas. Despite a new article in the Tunisian constitution stipulating state sovereignty over natural resources and transparency in the related contracts, oil and gas companies continue to garner obscene profits and enjoy impunity. At the same time, local communities ...
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In Arctic, Ancient Diseases Reanimate and Highways Melt as Temperatures Hit "Frenzy" of Records 21.8.2016 Truthout.com
Byron Peak with Byron Glacier in the middle-left of photo. Less than 20 years ago, Byron glacier used to cover the upper portion of the valley but is now rapidly retreating uphill. Note the several waterfalls coming off what is left of the glacier. (Photo: Dahr Jamail) High temperature records abound around the world as wildfires rage, record droughts persist and melting permafrost in Siberia causes an ancient disease to re-animate, prompting evacuations. As climate disruption intensifies, 2016 is easily on pace to become yet another record heat year for Earth. Byron Peak with Byron Glacier in the middle-left of photo. Less than 20 years ago, Byron glacier used to cover the upper portion of the valley but is now rapidly retreating uphill. Note the several waterfalls coming off what is left of the glacier. (Photo: Dahr Jamail) Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! By the time I'd reached ...
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China's high-speed train maker launches operation in India 20.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, Aug 20 : China CRRC Corporation Ltd., the country's largest high-speed train maker, announced on Saturday that its first joint venture plant in India has started operations.
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Bangladesh citizens' forum holds protest against power plant in Sundarbans 20.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, Aug 20 : A Bangladesh citizens' group held a day-long protest on Saturday against the Rampal power plant project in the Sundarbans being jointly executed with India.
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