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Christ, I hope so: PHILADELPHIA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda. The demands, hours before Obama’s address to a […]

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So our new progressive governor announced a moratoriun on oil and gas leases in state lands, but leaves forests available for drilling. I can understand the problem — Tom Corbett left a huge deficit, and Wolf’s going to have to come up with revenue somehow. But still! Thursday’s order does not stop the Department of […]

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And new chair of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee. Bookmark It

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Let’s just burn the whole damn thing! Fuck it, we’ll figure out what to do later: It’s not possible to listen to petroleum industry executives defending their reckless extraction of oil without feeling that we are living in an age of madness. In a recent private conversation under the Chatham House rule, one of the […]

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I had some idea this was happening (my niece is a marine biologist and she’s been telling me for years we’re overfishing the oceans) and friends who went scuba diving in Belize talked about how their world-famous coral is dying off. But when you see it all collected in one piece, it’s so obvious that […]

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You ever see big bugs when you flip them onto their backs and their legs flail frantically? That’s how the Republicans will act when we stop the Keystone pipeline: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on CBS’s Face The Nation that Senate Democrats have enough votes to sustain the widely expected veto that President Obama will […]

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That’s how long each congress critter will get to debate the TPP. The holidays are over and it’s back to our depressing work as citizens. We need to stop this trade agreement: Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida told Acronym TV’s Dennis Trainor that the United States did not go to war in Syria in September […]

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I’m never happier than when a chemical polluter gets indicted: Charleston, WV – Gary Southern, President of Freedom Industries during the January 2014 MCHM spill into the Elk River, is facing charges of bankruptcy fraud, lying under oath and wire fraud. According to the criminal complaint filed in federal court in Charleston, Southern lied under […]

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I love this pope. That is all: Pope Francis has declared it his mission to take on climate change in 2015, through a series of speeches, summit appearances and a rare call-to-arms for the world’s Catholics. According to Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, the chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope wants to have […]

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But he did! ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks. “I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing […]

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