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GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

“It’s not even subtle,” said one senator.
Source: The Huffington Post

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Amnesty calls for criminal investigation into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

Rights group publishes full evidence review, including statements alleging Shell managed undercover police unit in 1990s after its operations ended in Ogoniland.
Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters
Source: The Guardian

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‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time?

The company’s decline is readily apparent – but if the billionaire brothers’ other interests are a guide, their investment will be about more than money
Photograph: Nadav Kander/AFP/Getty Images
via ‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time? | US news | The Guardian.

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Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system
via Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian.

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.
Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

Even as emissions from cargo vessels are surging, the industry is refusing to adhere to the Paris Agreement.

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Growing number of global insurance firms divesting from fossil fuels

Report shows around £15bn of assets worldwide have been shifted away from coal companies in the past two years as concern over climate risk rises.

Source: The Guardian

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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota, TransCanada Says

“It’s not too late to protect Nebraska’s families, farms, and communities from paying the same price,” a conservation group says.

Source: The Huffington Post

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Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund

Billionaire’s campaign has seen half of US coal plants close in six years. Now he is targeting Europe and beyond to fight climate change and air pollution.

Source: The Guardian

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Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill To Open Arctic Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling

“This is not a choice between energy and the environment,” the senator said. “We are past that.”
Source: The Huffington Post

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Lawmakers Are Again Fighting Over Drilling In The Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge

“To suggest that we would despoil our environment for short-term gain is offensive,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a supporter of the drilling, said during a hearing Thursday.

Source: The Huffington Post 

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Residents Near Texas Chemical Plant Evacuated Over Explosion Risk

All residents within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of a chemical plant in southeast Texas were evacuated on Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” on Tuesday because of the rising risk of an explosion, the local fire marshal’s office said in a Twitter message.
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Houston Faces Another Threat: Damaged Refineries Spewing Toxic Fumes

Harris County, Texas, is home to around 4.5 million people and more than 40 percent of the nation’s petrochemical capacity.

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Guest column: Health impacts of climate change are serious

Political battles make lively news, but they drown out the widespread reports of damages climate change causes to human health.
Source: Guest column: Health impacts of climate change are serious

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‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has offered $15 million to UN efforts to tackle climate change after President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Source: ‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

WASHINGTON — If you listen to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the biggest environmental problem facing the United States isn’t climate change (he doesn’t think that’s real, anyway), or lead-tainted drinking water or brain-damaging pesticides. It’s that Barack Obama didn’t clean up the more than 1,300 most contaminated and hazardous sites across the country.

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With Gift and in Conversation, Vatican Presses Trump on Climate Change

“They were encouraging continued participation,” Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson told reporters about the message from the Vatican. “We had a good exchange on the difficulty of balancing addressing climate change, and insuring that you still have a thriving economy and you can still offer people jobs so they can feed their families.”
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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses some of the biggest problems facing the world, and what we can do about them
Source: Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

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Oil Train Derails, Spilling Crude In Columbia River Gorge

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oil-train-derails-columbia-river-gorge_us_5751fd62e4b0c3752dcdb896

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Monsanto profits from chemical agriculture

Janine Jackson interview Patty Lovera of Food and Water Watch on Monsanto:
Monsanto at this point has become synonymous, not just with GMOs, but I think also with a type of agriculture, and it’s a type of agriculture that’s really counter to the way a lot of people want to farm around the world, and are […]

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