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ConocoPhillips Putting Millions Behind Carbon Tax Push

In a major sign of how the industry is changing its response to the climate change debate, ConocoPhillips is joining other oil and gas giants lobbying Congress for carbon pricing legislation. ConocoPhillips — a multinational energy corporation based in Houston, Texas — revealed to Axios that it will be financially backingAmericans for Carbon Dividends, a self-proclaimed conservative group that is lobbying Congress to ...

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The Global Climate Summit Is Over; Here’s What They Agreed To Do

The annual global climate summit came to end over the weekend, with participating nations agreeing to several new conditions in their bid to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The 24th conference of the parties — otherwise known as COP24 — concluded after two weeks of negotiation in Katowice, Poland. Around 25,000 delegates from nearly 200 different countries participated in the summit. As ...

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Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Father Of Seven To Death Had Been Deported Six Times

It’s been discovered that a man who is currently sitting in a U.S. jail cell for a grisly murder had already been deported back to his home country of Mexico a total of six times. Local law enforcement in Pasco, Washington announced back in February that detectives, with the help of the FBI, were able to extradite Mexican national Adan Virgen-Ponce ...

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Tom Steyer Trashed House Republican In Public, and The GOP Lawmaker Threw It Right Back

Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo was deemed a “pretend environmentalist” by Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer, despite sponsoring carbon tax legislation and calling for action on climate change. “I thought that guy was ridiculous. That guy is a pretend environmentalist,” Steyer, a billionaire activist, said while he was at an annual United Nations climate conference in Katowice, Poland. The conference has attracted ...

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Former Judges Demand ICE No Longer Make Immigration Arrests In Courthouses

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A group of former judges is asking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to limit the scope of where they can arrest suspected illegal aliens, requesting they add courthouses to their list of “sensitive locations.” “We know firsthand that for courts to effectively do justice, ensure public safety, and serve their communities, the public must be able to access courthouses safely and ...

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China is Negotiating With Trump From a Position Of Weakness and it’s Changing Beijing’s Approach

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China’s economic downturn is forcing the typically-abrasive nation to tread lightly as it continues trade negotiations with the Trump administration. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou — an executive at a major Chinese tech company and daughter of one of the most respected businessmen in the country — earlier in December brought the prospect of a new low between U.S.-China relations. U.S. ...

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US Lawmakers Officially Condemn Russia’s Natural Gas Pipeline Into Germany

The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a natural gas pipeline project that the U.S. believes will undermine Europe’s energy security. “It attempts to drive a wedge between NATO allies,” said Texas Republican congressman Michael Conaway, the sponsor of the resolution. The Texas lawmaker went on to say Russia’s claims about the project ...

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Border Official Corrects Diane Feinstein’s Assertion That Agents Threw Tear Gas At Children

The commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where he defended his request for a border wall and fielded criticism from the committees’ Democratic members. At one point during the hearing, Commissioner Kevin McAleenan outright rebuked a claim made by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking committee member, who suggested in a question that ...

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Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Lose Power As Winter Storm Approaches

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The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency as the state braces for a major winter storm, with thousands expected to lose power. “North Carolina is gearing up for a major winter storm and we’re taking all steps necessary to have the resources we need in place to respond,” North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said in ...

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Illegal Border Crossings Are Down Because Migrants Are Applying For Asylum Instead

While the number of apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border have gone down, applications for asylum are reaching all-time highs. Around 304,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the southwest border during the 2017 fiscal year — a dramatic plunge from the 1.6 million apprehensions recorded in 2000. At the same time, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recored 78,564 requests ...

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Democrat Withdraws Concession Amid Growing Accusations Of Voter Fraud

A Democratic congressional candidate in North Carolina took back his concession on Thursday as allegations of voter misconduct are leading people to believe an election redo may take place. Dan McCready — the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District — had conceded the race one day after Election Day. The race was a nail biter, with McCready behind his ...

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Report: California’s Climate Crusade Is Hurting Black Americans

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A new report finds that climate change-related regulation in Democratic-controlled states is negatively impacting minority communities, while not effectively lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) — a free-market think tank based in California — released a study that found California and New York’s approach to global warming is not working, and is hurting low-income and minority residents. ...

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Joe Manchin Surprises Everyone By Coming Out Against Trump’s Energy Regulator Pick

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West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has withdrawn his support for a federal energy regulator nominee as he faces immense scrutiny from his party’s environmental base. A Senate procedural vote Wednesday to confirm Robert McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fell along party lines, 50-49. Despite being a Democrat, Manchin’s vote again McNamee was unexpected. The West Virginia lawmaker ...

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Trump Has Another Plan Up His Sleeve To Rescue Ailing Coal Plants

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The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to give the coal industry a boost by rolling back another Obama-era environmental regulation. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday is expected to rescind a rule that requires new coal plants to be fitted with carbon capture technology, according to several officials who spoke with the New York Times. Under the Obama-era mandate, new ...

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Immigrant Arrested For Murder Was Previously Deported At Least Eight Times

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An illegal immigrant arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a co-worker in Oregon is discovered to have been deported at least eight times. Deciderio Vargas-Ortiz, 52, was arrested for the alleged murder of Renee Luis-Antonio. The two worked together at a creamery in Milton-Freewater, Oregon — a town in the northeastern part of the state — and reportedly had a ...

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