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Matt Lepore, Colorado’s top oil and gas industry regulator, resigns 20.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Matt Lepore, Colorado's top oil and gas regulator for the past five years, has resigned to take a job with an energy consulting firm.
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The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet) 20.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet)
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It’s Been One Year of Amazing Scott Pruitt Accomplishments, All of Them Horrible 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
It’s been one year since Scott Pruitt took control of the Environmental Protection Agency. In that time, he’s undermined dozens of regulations on air and water pollution, made major cuts to agency staff, and curtailed enforcement of environmental rules. Here’s a look at his disturbing record so far: Greenhouse Gas Limits: Declaring “the war against […]
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Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas 20.2.2018 BBC: Technology
A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.
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Noble Energy, Israel's Delek to Supply Gas to Egypt 20.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Investors in Israel’s natural-gas fields agreed Monday to supply an Egyptian company with gas valued at $15 billion, a deal that will build on growing ties between once-hostile neighbors.
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Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands 19.2.2018 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees....
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Oil Producers Buy Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock 19.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
North American energy producers survived the recent oil bust in large part by selling more than $60 billion of new stock. Now they’re beginning to buy it back.
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APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 19.2.2018 AP Business
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press....
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Why Are More Cities Divesting From Big Oil? It's Moral -- and Practical 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York being the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal. The global financial and insurance industries are starting to recognize that fossil fuel investments don't make moral or economic sense. Thousands of New Yorkers came together for the #Sandy5 march on October 28, 2017, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Participants demanded powerful climate action from New York's elected officials. (Photo: Erik McGregor / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) In January, New York City announced that it would both  divest its $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuel companies  and sue the world's five biggest oil companies for their contributions to catastrophic climate change. The city plans to move the $5 billion it now invests in fossil fuel companies into other investments within the next five years. The lawsuit, in turn, cites climate change-caused damage, such as flooding and ...
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Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval 19.2.2018 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees....
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India, Iran have a common stance on combating terrorism, says Rouhani 17.2.2018 Hindu: News
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said India and Iran have a “common stance” in effectively dealing with terrorism and extremism, and called for concerted regional efforts to deal with th...
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Public lands commissioner decries offshore drilling proposal 16.2.2018 AP Washington
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has joined other Pacific Northwest officials voicing concern about a Trump administration proposal to sell oil leases off the Washington coast....
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How Industry Has Taken Over Scott Pruitt’s EPA 16.2.2018 Mother Jones
First came the smoke. The explosion hit 20 minutes later—so massive it killed 15, injured 260, damaged or destroyed 150 buildings, shattered glass a mile out and set trees ablaze. Under stadium lights, the West, Texas, high school football field, home of the Trojans, was transformed into a makeshift triage center. The 2013 disaster in […]
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NASA is bringing back Cold War-era atomic rockets to get to Mars 16.2.2018 LA Times: Business

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s: nuclear-powered rockets.

Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8-million contract to design a reactor and develop fuel for use in a nuclear-thermal propulsion engine...

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Fourteen Environmental Programs Eliminated in Trump's Budget Proposal 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. President Trump released his  proposed federal budget for 2019  on Monday, and in the process pushed for the complete elimination of more than a dozen key environmental programs. These include, but are not limited to, areas of the government focusing on climate change, public lands and energy efficiency. Of course, these fully eliminated programs are just the tip of the iceberg. Trump's proposal also drastically slashes the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies critical to a sustainable future. The impact of proposed budget cuts on the EPA and other agencies, if passed, will be dramatic, but many operations will probably manage to limp on. That may not be so with the 14 programs Trump has proposed eliminating altogether: The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
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A Climate Caucus Has Turned Into a Magnet for House Republicans. Wait, What? 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
Matt Gaetz, a freshman congressman from Florida, would like to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. Known for attacking the FBI’s Russia probe and inviting a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union, the House Republican earlier last year introduced a one-sentence bill to terminate the EPA. He’s also heralded Trump’s “strong leadership” for the withdrawal of the US from the […]
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Denied mic, foes of offshore drilling plan hold rallies 14.2.2018 AP Business
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) -- With giant inflatable whales, signs that read "Drilling Is Killing," and chants of "Where's our meeting?," opponents of President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have held boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic....
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Colorado toughens oil, gas rule to try to prevent future Firestone disaster 14.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
State regulators of the oil and gas industry on Tuesday set tougher rules and launched a task force after six months of grappling over how to protect people and the environment from myriad underground pipelines, which regularly leak and explode, as fossil fuels extraction expands around Front Range cities.
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The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017 13.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017
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Eight takeaways from the budget proposal 13.2.2018 Washington Post
Many of the ideas are dead on arrival, but the blueprint speaks volumes about President Trump’s values — and contradicts many promises he made as a candidate.
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