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Steven Pearlstein: Red states are finally going to be able to turn themselves into poor, unhealthy paradises 5.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
In 2004, the journalist and historian Thomas Frank wrote an insightful and prescient book, “What’s the Matter With Kansas?”, in which he tried to puzzle out why voters in his native state backed Republicans whose policies undermined their own economic interests. Watching the apocalyptic response to Donald Trump victory in the liberal precincts I inhabit, I’m struck by a similar quandary: Why are voters in states that pay a disproportionately large share of federal taxes, and benefit from a dispr... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Every Insane Thing Donald Trump Has Said About Global Warming 5.12.2016 Mother Jones
Donald Trump has a lot of things to say about global warming. He's called it an urgent problem, and he's called it a hoax. He's claimed it's a scam invented by the Chinese, and he's denied that he ever said that. He's promised to "cancel" the historic Paris climate agreement, and he's said he still has an "open mind" on the matter. Some environmental activists have pointed to Trump's unpredictable statements as evidence that he might not follow through on his campaign pledges to dismantle the Obama administration's climate legacy. But Trump has already put one of the nation's most prominent climate skeptics in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency transition. And just last week, one of Trump's top aides assured Americans that the president-elect still believes climate science is mostly "bunk." For those keeping score at home, here's a timeline of the Donald's thoughts on global warming. 12/6/09 Read the full the letter at Grist. Trump signs a letter calling for urgent climate action. As Grist ...
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Trump brings Koch network's anti-green-energy stance from the fringe to the center of power 5.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

When an obscure nonprofit group attacked one of California’s signature green-energy projects this summer — warning a congressional panel that the embrace of solar energy would lead to crippling hikes in electricity bills — officials in the state shrugged off the testimony as noise from the fringe.

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Australia considers charging power generators for pollution 5.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will consider making electrical power companies pay for greenhouse gas pollution they create, three years after the government scrapped the national carbon tax, a Cabinet minister said Monday. The conservative government rejected all polluter-pays options in 2014 when it repealed Australia’s 3-year-old carbon tax levied against the nation’s biggest industrial […]
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Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China 4.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.

Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech and...

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Russia bets on Trump as gateway to eased sanctions 4.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON • Vladimir Putin wants to make Russia great again. For that, he may need a hand from Donald Trump. For the Russian president, relief from crippling sanctions is a gateway to the ultimate goal of establishing Russia as the political and economic equivalent of the United States. And the U.S. president-elect, who extolled Putin’s leadership during the campaign and called for a tempered approach to U.S.-Russia relations, may be a conduit to achieving that. Despite Russia’s denials that it...
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Trump's victory, the threat to California's greatest natural resource and new urgency for a strong Coastal Commission 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Trump names 'Mad Dog' Mattis as his Defense secretary, but Congress will need to grant a waiver first Dec. 3, 2016, 9:14 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: John Mattis' appointment to serve as secretary...
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China’s about-face on coal mining bodes badly for carbon emissions 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

A lack of stockpiles and worries about electricity blackouts are spurring Chinese officials to reverse curbs that once helped reduce coal production. Mines are reopening. Miners are being lured back with larger paychecks.
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The Trump victory, the threat to California's greatest natural resource, and the new urgency for a strong Coastal Commission 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

All summer long, I celebrated the California coast, marking the 40-year anniversary of protections built into the Coastal Act.

Now winter is coming on, and I’m scared of what could happen to the greatest 1,100-mile beach on  the planet.

We have a president-elect who said he’d like to bulldoze the...

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For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief 3.12.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia&apos;s government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the U.S. election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin&apos;s United Russia party didn&apos;t hold back....
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For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the U.S. election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party didn’t hold back. “It turns out that United Russia won the elections in America,” Viktor Nazarov, the governor of Omsk, Russia, declared […]
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Tribune Editorial: New president can't turn back time on coal 3.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to reverse the Obama administration’s regulations on coal, including the moratorium on federal leases and the Clean Power Plan. That is bringing cheers from coal country in Utah and elsewhere, but the enthusiasm should be tempered by the reality that the coal industry’s biggest challenge is not regulation. It’s the cleaner alternatives — from natural gas to the sun — which have been beating coal on cleanliness while matching it on price. At best, the cha...
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U.S. rig count up 4 this week, Utah down one 3.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Houston • The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by four this week to 597. Utah’s rig count fell by one. A year ago, 737 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have curtailed exploration, although the rig count has been rising in recent weeks. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 477 rigs sought oil and 119 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as miscellaneous. Texas gained seven rigs, Wyoming increased by four ...
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US rig count up 4 this week to 597; Texas adds 7 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by four this week to 597. A year ago, 737 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have curtailed exploration, although the rig count has been rising in recent weeks. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday […]
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More False Claims About Fracking 2.12.2016 FactCheck
The head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee falsely claimed that a new report "confirms" that "hydraulic fracturing has not impacted drinking water" in Wyoming. The report said it could not reach “firm conclusions.”
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APNewsBreak: US overhauls public land use planning 2.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West. The move by the Bureau of Land Management aims to address longstanding criticism of an often-cumbersome process that dictates development across almost 250 […]
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APNewsBreak: US overhauls public land use planning 2.12.2016 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West....
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U.S. consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price 1.12.2016 Denver Post: Local
OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
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U.S. consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price 1.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Dallas • OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual. The cartel agreed Wednesday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day, reversing a strategy that produced lower oil prices and pain for U.S. drillers but saved money for consumers. Even if OPEC members carry through on their promises, global oil production would only fall by about 1 percent. There is still more supply than de...
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Hypocrisy and Trumpism on the Agenda as ALEC Meets in Washington, DC 1.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Betsy DeVos, an anti-education activist and former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, with President-elect Donald Trump after they met at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on November 19, 2016. (Photo: Hilary Swift / The New York Times) The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its offshoot the American City and County Exchange (ACCE) are meeting in Washington, DC, this week to strategize on how to advance a far-right agenda under a Trump presidency. Trump Transition leader, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, is an ALEC booster. Not surprisingly the Trump team has been picking many with Koch and ALEC ties to fill key positions in government including Koch Congressman Mike Pompeo, school privatizer and ALEC funder Betsy DeVos , and South Carolina Governor and ALEC stalwart Nikki Halley. The ALEC agenda for this year's State and Policy Summit contains the usual potpourri of anti-worker, anti-government proposals along with quite a few important pay-to-play measures for big ...
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