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Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns 23.7.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion....
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Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine’s cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated […]
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Please don’t pollute the Potomac 23.7.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The coal-ash fight on the Potomac is far from over.
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Colorado business coalition reactivates to fight “economically damaging” oil and gas initiatives 23.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Initiative 63, 75 and 78 are looking to improve local environmental regulations, but business-focused groups think they are ill-conceived and economically damaging.
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US rig count up 15 this week to 462 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 462. A year ago, 876 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and […]
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4 Things That Trump Got Wrong 23.7.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump's big speech at the Republican convention on Thursday didn't contain a single reference to the environment or climate change. It was vague on policy overall, focusing heavily on the primary themes of this year's Republican National Convention: bashing Hillary Clinton's character and fear-mongering over crime and national security, with a heavy dose of Islamophobia and xenophobia. There was, however, one section that dealt hazily with energy policy. Unfortunately, it was filled with falsehoods. Let's go through the four key assertions one at a time: "Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end it." The apparent source for this figure is the National Association of Manufacturers, a conservative business lobbying organization that is fiercely opposed to regulations. The group's $2 trillion estimate calculates only the cost of regulatory ...
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Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie Protests 22.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie Protests
When lease sales for offshore oil and gas drilling are held online, environmental protesters won't have a place to protest. The post Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie Protests appeared first on WIRED.
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La Plata Electric Association considers methane-capture project 22.7.2016 Durango Herald
Amid a federal push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, La Plata Electric Association is exploring a project with a private oil and gas production company that would put methane waste to use.Methane emissions would be captured from about 40 wells in southwestern La Plata County, owned by Williford Resources. The project would help the...
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Minnesota ranks low in solar energy production 22.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
But 2016 promises to be a big year for solar development in the state.
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The GOP platform would make America warmer and smoggier 21.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Extract and burn more coal. Open public space and the seas to oil exploration. Turn federal lands and environmental regulation over to the states and convert the federal Environmental Protection Agency into “an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with...

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Why Environmentalists Aren’t Sold on One of Clinton’s VP Finalists 21.7.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, one of Hillary Clinton's potential  picks for vice president, appears to have an uncanny ability to appease special interests across party divides. Kaine is no Elizabeth Warren on the environment, but he's no Jim Webb  either, getting good reviews from surprising quarters.  As Politico reports , he opposed the Keystone XL pipeline, protected 400,000 acres of land from development as governor of Virginia, supports the Clean Power Plan, and has worked to make coastal communities prepare for climate change and sea-level rise. The League of Conservation Voters has given him a lifetime score of 91 percent . Kaine, however, has also supported offshore drilling in the Atlantic—contradicting Clinton's position—and supported a bill to fast-track the construction of natural gas terminals. Even fossil fuel interests have taken a liking to him. "We're encouraged by the reasonable ...
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Former Cleanup Workers Blame Illnesses on Toxic Coal Ash Exposures 21.7.2016 Truthout.com
The Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant looms above parkland today. The area was once coated by coal ash mounds measuring up to 60 feet tall. (Photo: Kristen Lombardi / Center for Public Integrity) It was April 28, 2014, five years after Craig Wilkinson's 12-month stint as a backhoe operator at a massive coal-ash spill in Tennessee. Wilkinson was desperate for answers. Bearing a list of metals -- arsenic, lead, mercury and others concentrated in coal ash -- he arrived at a clinic specializing in toxic exposures. Maybe someone there could tell him what was coursing through his body. Wilkinson, then 56, adopted a "weather-through-it" mentality on the job. But his body had betrayed him since he had signed on as a cleanup worker following a dike failure that unleashed a billion gallons of ash from a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant. His vision grew dull, his head dizzy. Within months, he experienced a cough so persistent that it left him gasping for breath. By 2012, he was diagnosed ...
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Judge allows Peabody Energy to pay $30 million in property taxes 21.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge on Wednesday agreed to let Peabody Energy go ahead and pay nearly $30 million in property taxes in four states while the coal company goes through bankruptcy reorganization.
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Coroner ID’s man who jumped from 956-foot-high Royal Gorge Bridge 21.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Authorities in Fremont County have identified Randy Havens, 59, as the man who died after being seen jumping Tuesday afternoon from the 956-foot-high Royal Gorge Bridge.
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Minnesota must do more to cut greenhouse gas linked to climate change 21.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Next Generation Energy Act set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2015, 2025 and 2050. But the state missed its 2015 target and isn't on track to meet the other goals.
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During speech, Pence misses the mark by taking Clinton’s quotes out of context 21.7.2016 Washington Post
GOP vice presidential nominee Michael Pence pushed the envelope on some of his claims against Hillary Clinton.
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Peabody spokesperson says the company wants to move swiftly to clear up overdue tax bills 21.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Peabody Energy officials confirmed Wednesday that a federal judge had cleared them to pay overdue property taxes to local jurisdictions, including 18 in Routt County, while they work through the bankruptcy process. Peabody spokesperson Beth Sutton told Steamboat Today the company has already begun the process of making arrangements with affected taxing entities. “Our intention is to move quickly, and we have begun by reaching out to county treasurers in impacted communities earlier today to initiate the process,” Sutton wrote in an e-mail. The taxing districts waiting for checks in Routt County range from tiny cemetery districts to fire protection districts. Peabody operates the Twentymile Coal Mine here, employing about 300 people, and company officials estimate the mine operations generated about $500 million in direct and indirect economic impacts in the region in 2015. “We are pleased that the court has approved our motion authorizing payment of certain property taxes,” Sutton wrote. "Peabody is a ...
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Increased Asthma Attacks Tied to Exposure to Natural Gas Production 20.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A Marcellus Shale rig and gas well operation on Ridge Road in Jackson Township, operated by Rex Energy. (Photo: WCN 24/7 / Flickr ) Exposure to more intense shale gas development correlates with a higher risk of asthma attacks among asthma patients, according to a new study of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, one of the nation's largest and most active fracking regions. The paper,  published Monday  in JAMA Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, didn't examine the exact cause of the trend. But lead author Sara Rasmussen, a Ph.D. candidate in environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said air pollution and stress are both plausible explanations. Natural gas development releases various air pollutants including particulate matter, volatile organic compounds and sulfur dioxide. The equipment also produces loud noises and bright lights, which can increase anxiety and sleeplessness. Years of research show that all these factors can ...
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GOP Convention, Day 2 20.7.2016 FactCheck
The speakers went too far in their claims on guns, Benghazi, coal jobs, Keystone and more.
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Duke Energy: Don’t air NC toxicologist’s coal ash testimony 20.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s environmental and health agencies last year agreed that neighbors of a Duke Energy coal ash pit shouldn’t drink their well water for their own health — a decision Gov. Pat McCrory’s appointees reversed in March, a state toxicologist testified in a sworn statement Duke’s lawyers have asked a judge […]
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