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West Virginia’s One Progressive Party 10.8.2017 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Vicki) Protesters hold signs in front of the Monongalia County Courthouse in Morgantown, West Virginia, on May 18, 2011, as then-Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate Bob Henry Baber speaks. “I’m the daughter of a coal miner. My father died of black lung. It’s a horrible way to suffocate to death,” Charlotte Pritt says. She got her start in Democratic politics as a hard-charging state senator in the early 1990s, fighting nursing home closures and arguing against Governor Gaston Caperton’s gas tax. “I’m opposed to the taxes on the poor. That’s the only thing these yo-yos can come up with.” But in 2012, Pritt jumped ship and joined the Mountain Party, a motley environmentalist outfit that has affiliated with the national Green Party. The Mountain Party is a tiny outfit: It has just 1,922 registered voters and three elected officials, all in nonpartisan offices. Still, the party has punched above its weight, frequently garnering respectable vote totals as it laps up left-wing voters dissatisfied ...
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U.S. scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Contradicting the president's claims that climate change is a "hoax," the draft report representing the consensus of 13 federal agencies concludes that the evidence global warming is being driven by human activities is "unambiguous."
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Operator of big Montana coal plant will keep on running it 9.8.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. plans to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant, a spokesman said Wednesday, in an abrupt reversal from its declaration last year that a new operator would be needed by mid-2018....
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Operator of big Montana coal plant will keep on running it 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. plans to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant, a spokesman said Wednesday, in an abrupt reversal from its declaration last year that a new operator would be needed by mid-2018. The co-owners of the Colstrip Generating Station have […]
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New York's Fracking Ban Was Supposed to Set a Precedent -- but Gov. Cuomo Is Going Back on His Word 9.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Anti-fracking protesters gather outside of the auditorium before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014, in Albany, New York. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) New Yorkers are beginning to suspect that Governor Cuomo's defiance of Trump's anti-environment agenda is just a lot of hot air. A ban on high-volume hydro-fracking implemented two years ago through the persistent efforts of activists is being completely undermined by a new power plant poised to make fracking infrastructure fully operational throughout the state. Anti-fracking protesters gather outside of the auditorium before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014, in Albany, New York. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) New York banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) two years ago, in a victory for persistent anti-fracking activists and a potential precedent for other states. Now, however, the state is poised to begin operating ...
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The Energy 202: The Interior Department could cost taxpayers at least $60 million by rolling back Obama rule 9.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Obama-era policy was designed to extract more money from energy companies.
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India's wild energy trends raise doubts over coal's future 9.8.2017 AP Business
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Within the wild energy market of the world's second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for decades to come....
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India’s wild energy trends raise doubts over coal’s future 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW DELHI (AP) — Within the wild energy market of the world’s second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for decades to come. Now, some analysts are saying that may not happen. In the last two years, […]
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New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming 9.8.2017 AP Business
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the world's fastest supercomputers is helping scientists better understand the sun's behavior and predict weather months in advance but also got touted Tuesday as an important tool for diversifying Wyoming's economy, which has seen better days....
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New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of the world’s fastest supercomputers is helping scientists better understand the sun’s behavior and predict weather months in advance but also got touted Tuesday as an important tool for diversifying Wyoming’s economy, which has seen better days. The new supercomputer named Cheyenne, located at a National Center for Atmospheric Research […]
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Switching from coal to natural gas will not save our planet 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

If as little as 3 percent of natural gas leaks in the course of fracking and delivering it to the power plant through a pipe, then it’s worse than coal.
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Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm 9.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the U.S. West.
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In leaking a federal climate change report, scientists send a message to Trump: Global warming is real 9.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A draft federal report on climate change that went public Monday contains little in the way of new science, and although its language is unequivocal, it merely confirms what has been obvious to so many scientists for so long: Human activity is increasing global temperatures, leading to potentially...

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U.S. already feeling effects of climate change, report says 8.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves less common since the 1980s.
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If Trump Planned to Bury This Climate Report, It’s Too Late 8.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Government scientists agree that, contrary to President Donald Trump and his team’s repeated claims, climate change is already having a dramatic effect in the U.S., according to a new report.  The New York Times published an unreleased draft of the report Monday. The 543-page report was written by […]
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In wake of Windsor Mill fire, owners reiterate commitment to renovation project 8.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
The $9.2 million project, planned by Blue Ocean Inc. owners Curt and Nancy Richardson — the name behind Otterbox in Fort Collins -- will continue.
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Sage grouse conservation changes praised, provoke alarm 8.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West.
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Signing Russia sanctions: 'Lesson for rookie president' 8.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: So, let's see how this works: Most House members and senators (many of whom are lawyers) approved of the Russian sanctions bill, but that renowned constitutional scholar, Donald Trump, believes substantial portions of the sanctions act are unconstitutional and he will enforce those...

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Kenyans vote in fiercely contested presidential election 8.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

James Kamau got up at 2 a.m. Tuesday and rushed to the polling station in Kibera slum four hours before it opened, so he could be one of the first to vote in favor of the president he worships, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Carolly Obonyo, 23, got to a polling station in another Kibera neighborhood at 4 a.m....

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The Energy 202: Climate change report now in hands of Trump administration 8.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Some in the administration disagree with the scientific community about global warming.
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