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Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...

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Nominee To Lead EPA Testifies He'll Enforce Environmental Laws 19.1.2017 NPR News
Scott Pruitt also told a Senate committee on Wednesday it's not clear how to measure humanity's effect on the climate. As attorney general of Oklahoma, he has filed many lawsuits against the agency.
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Adobe, CoLucid Pharma edge higher; Target skids 19.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: • Target Corp., down $4.09 to $66.85 The retailer cut its fourth-quarter forecasts as shopping was weak over the holiday months. • CSX Corp., down $1.21 to $36.88 The railroad said shipping demand stayed sluggish during the fourth quarter. • United Continental Holdings Inc., up 26 cents to $74 The airline posted a smaller profit but an important revenue measurement continued to improve. • CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $...
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Adobe and CoLucid Pharma edge higher while Target skids 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: Target Corp., down $4.09 to $66.85 The retailer cut its fourth-quarter forecasts as shopping was weak over the holiday months. CSX Corp., down $1.21 to $36.88 Most Read StoriesThis season, Seahawks have crossed the line from brash to just plain unlikable | Matt […]
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EPA pick Scott Pruitt repeats doubts about climate science and attacks on the agency he is expected to head 18.1.2017 LA Times: Environment
Trump's Cabinet: Senate hearings continue Jan. 18, 2017, 9:18 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Senate hearings continue for Trump's cabinet picks for Health Secretary, head of EPA, U.N. ambassador and Commerce Secretary President...
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Trump EPA pick pledges more cooperation with industry 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a long history of criticizing and suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which he is now being tapped to lead.
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Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donors 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a long history of criticizing and suing the agency he is now being tapped to lead. His nomination was fiercely opposed by environmentalists who cite his cozy relationships with oil and gas industry exec...
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U.S. industrial output at best pace in 2 years 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and power plants helped heat homes and businesses. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that output at America’s factories, mines and utilities rose 0.8 percent last month, the largest percentage gain since November 2014. The report suggests that the U.S. industrial sector is recovering from a prolonged slump. The combination of falling energy prices and a s...
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Battle Against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Threatens to Become the Standing Rock of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin 18.1.2017 Truthout.com
Opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline held a rally before an Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality hearing on whether to grant permits allowing the pipeline to cross the Atchafalaya Basin. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) At a permit hearing for the Bayou Bridge pipeline held January 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, opponents warned that if a permit is granted, the battle to stop the pipeline could turn the Atchafalaya Basin into the next Standing Rock.  The reason is that Energy Transfer Partners' proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline, if built, isn't just any pipeline; it would be the tail end of the controversial Dakota Access route, cutting through the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country. The  Dakota Access pipeline  made international news last year when security working for the pipeline company  turned dogs on unarmed protesters , and in the following months as thousands united with the indigenous peoples demonstrating against the pipeline's completion, who call themselves "water ...
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Small businesses hope to see Obama-backed rules scrapped 18.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are hoping to see some high-profile Obama administration regulations scrapped after Donald Trump takes office, with rules affecting overtime, sick leave and the environment among those that may be taken off the books. Complying with federal, state and local regulations affects companies of all sizes, but can be especially […]
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U.S. industrial output rose in December at best pace in 2 years 18.1.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and power plants helped heat homes and businesses.

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that output at America's factories, mines and utilities rose 0.8% last month, the...

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Trump EPA pick pledges more cooperation with industry 18.1.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role....
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EPA nominee Pruitt has long sought to scale back federal government 18.1.2017 Washington Post
EPA nominee Pruitt has long sought to scale back federal government
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EPA critic to get sharp questions on industry ties as he vies to run agency 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
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EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency 18.1.2017 NPR News
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
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Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke tells lawmakers he opposes the sale of public land 18.1.2017 LA Times: Nation

Rep. Ryan Zinke, the Montana Republican nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Interior secretary, said Tuesday that his “No. 1 job is to restore trust” between Americans and the federal agencies that manage land and water across the West.

Referring to what he called the “top-down”...

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Trump's EPA choice stood by as fracking battle shook his home state 18.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Oklahoma is one of the more unlikely places in the United States to experience earthquakes. But in the six years that Scott Pruitt has served as the state's attorney general, Oklahoma has been rattled by hundreds of quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and greater, with some areas facing the same level of risk as high-hazard parts of California.
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Ryan Zinke says humans 'influence' climate change. Scientists say we're the 'dominant cause.' 18.1.2017 Washington Post
Ryan Zinke says humans 'influence' climate change. Scientists say we're the 'dominant cause.'
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Judge lets federal flaring rules stand during suit 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Cheyenne, Wyo. • New nationwide rules to curtail the practice of burning off excess natural gas from oil and gas wells on federal land took effect as scheduled Tuesday after a judge said he saw no urgent reason to block them while a lawsuit moves ahead. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper said Monday that he couldn’t immediately conclude the Interior Department had overstepped its authority with the rules, which seek to reduce air pollution and waste by requiring gas to be captured and ...
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Colstrip power plant could close before 2022 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Billings, Mont. • A partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant serving customers across the Pacific Northwest could come earlier than planned depending on the actions of its co-owner and Montana lawmakers, according to documents released Tuesday by Washington state regulators. The documents submitted by Puget Sound Energy detail its plan to retire two of Colstrip’s four generating units. The 2,100-megawatt facility is one of the largest coal-fired plants in the West. It’s seen as increas... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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