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Colstrip power plant closure could come earlier than 2022 18.1.2017 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- 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....
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Interior nominee: President has power to amend, maybe remove, monument designation 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department, said Tuesday that the president has the power to amend the declaration of a national monument and, perhaps, to remove one. While not specifically mentioning the Bears Ears National Monument that President Barack Obama named Dec. 28, Zinke said local communities and states should have a voice in whether a monument is named and left open the idea of Trump rescinding previous declarations. ...
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Judge lets federal flaring rules take effect during lawsuit 18.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — 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 […]
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Interior secretary nominee says overhaul of national parks should be part of Trump infrastructure plan 18.1.2017 Washington Post
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke's comments are some of the first by a Trump nominee on infrastructure spending, a topic that congressional Republicans have been eyeing warily amid concerns about the cost and scope of Trump’s ambitions.
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Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Energy Transfer Partners wants any further study put on hold until there is a ruling on whether ETP already has the necessary permission to lay pipe under Lake Oahe - the reservoir that's the water source for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
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Dakota Access firm seeks to block pipeline study 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline’s disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday to stop the Corps from publishing a notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday announcing the study. ETP wants any further study put on hol... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Pointed questions await Ryan Zinke, Trump's nominee for Interior secretary, at confirmation hearing today 17.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Court hears arguments over deporting immigrants with criminal records Jan. 17, 2017, 10:06 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Case goes before Supreme Court over deporting criminal immigrants Meet the conservative Trump insider...
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Interior nominee Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands 17.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary says the nation's vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources.
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Interior nominee Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands 17.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for interior secretary says the nation’s vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared remarks for his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke said his father and the Boys Scouts taught him the principles of environmental stewardship and the importance of public access to public lands. Zinke, an...
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Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal 17.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. Zinke feels so strongly that he resigned as a delegate to the Republican National Convention last […]
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Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal 17.1.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct....
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GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes 17.1.2017 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government&apos;s most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities....
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GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes 17.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government’s most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities. Over the past eight years, GOP lawmakers sponsored […]
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Not even Trump can easily reverse our progress on climate change 17.1.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Outgoing Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz lays out why.
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Cabinet nominees will face scrutiny on climate and education policy this week 16.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Confirmation hearings scheduled before Inauguration Day including Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Lafayette to vote on anti-fracking ordinance that would legalize non-violent protests 16.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Lafayette city leaders will vote Tuesday on an anti-fracking ordinance aimed at hobbling oil and gas development within the town by sanctioning acts of civil disobedience and non-violent protest.
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FICCI Delegation with Power Minister visits Masdar Smart City in Abu Dhabi 16.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
FICCI Delegation with Power Minister visits Masdar Smart City in Abu Dhabi
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While Oil Front Group Touts Cheap Fossil Fuel to Low-Income Families, Industry Negotiates Deal to Drive World Oil Prices Up 15.1.2017 Truthout.com
Fueling U.S. Forward, an oil industry PR group, has spent the second half of 2016 running an on-the-ground campaign targeting African-American communities and spreading a message focused on energy prices, a front-page New York Times investigation reported on January 5. The organization's tactics included sponsoring a Richmond, VA gospel show where a few lucky families could win up to $250 off their household energy bills -- though the music was paused mid-concert for a panel discussion about fossil fuels. "[A Fueling U.S. Forward rep] discussed what high energy costs could mean for households in Richmond, which has a large African-American population," Times reporter Hiroko Tabuchi wrote.  "And he encouraged audience members to contact their legislators to lodge concerns about energy costs, according to Clovia Lawrence, a local journalist and radio personality who helped host the show." That Richmond event wasn't the only event Fueling U.S. Forward threw with the same basic theme. "Since its start in the ...
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Busy first Day for Trump: Scrap Obama orders, deport illegals 15.1.2017 Hindu: Home
It will be an extremely busy first day in the White House for Donald Trump if he lives up to his various campaign and transition pledges.
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BLM proposes oil-drilling leases near Zion National Park 15.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
No oil and gas leases have been issued on public lands in Washington County for a decade, but that could change June 15 when the Bureau of Land Management proposes to auction two parcels just west of Zion National Park. Conservationists and some local residents quickly denounced the proposed leases, identified recently in a draft environmental assessment analyzing 23 proposed leases covering 28,463 acres in BLM’s Color Country District, lands administered by the St. George and Richfield field of... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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