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Buddies No More? Enviros At Sierra Club Could Sabotage Their Relationship With Musk

Tesla employees seek to unionize the company’s Buffalo plant as the automaker attempts to meet crucial hiring promises at the facility. Sierra Club’s decision to support an effort to unionize a Tesla plant in New York could put a crimp in the group’s relationship with CEO Elon Musk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s past successful staving off unions might come to ...

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McCaskill Trashes The Senate During Candid Farewell Address

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill blasted the U.S Senate Thursday during the Democrat’s farewell address, calling the legislative body a “dysfunctional,” and bitterly partisan mess. “The United States Senate is no longer the world’s greatest deliberative body. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was worried about the place…It puts the fun in dysfunctional,” she said during a surprisingly candid speech. ...

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Government Watchdog Demands Probe Into New York Attorney General’s Climate Crusade Debacle

A prominent government watchdog group is demanding New York officials probe the state attorney general for using former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legal group to target energy companies. New York-based Government Justice Center (GJC) filed an ethics complaint Friday against New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood for using two special assistant attorneys paid for by Bloomberg Philanthropies. GJC ...

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France Is Investigating Russia’s Supposed Role In Promoting Yellow Vest Riots

France is investigating Russia’s alleged role in promoting the so-called Yellow Vest movement after recent reports suggest Moscow-linked news outlets spread false information about the protests. French security services are looking into whether Russian outlets boosted hashtags promoting the protests, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a Sunday local radio interview. His comments come after reports showed that 600 ...

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Paris Is Burning As Armed Patrols Work To Stamp Out Yellow Vest Protests

French police arrested hundreds of protesters associated with the so-called Yellow Vest movement as France is now dealing with more fallout from a failed set of carbon taxes designed to tackle climate change. Police arrested more than 700 people Saturday morning and searched protesters for items like the now-famed yellows vests they wear to signify allegiance to the country’s working class. ...

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Macron’s Approval Rating Craters As France Braces For Another Round Of Protests

French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating dropped to its lowest level Thursday amid a growing sense that the former banker is losing touch with France’s working-class citizens. Macron’s approval rating slipped 4 percentage points in a month to 23 percent, according to an Elabe survey for Les Echos published Thursday. His approval rating is now lower than socialist predecessor Francois Hollande. “There’s a battle being ...

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DOI Discovers Largest US Oil And Gas Reserve Ever Found In New Mexico

New Mexico and West Texas are sitting on a bonanza of potentially recoverable oil and gas reserves in the Delaware Basis that lies between the two Western states, the Department of Interior announced Thursday. Two underground layers in the Delaware known as the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation contain 46.3 billion barrels of unrecovered oil and 281 trillion cubic ...

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Extending GM’s Electric Vehicle Tax Credits Could Blow A Huge Hole In Taxpayers’ Wallets

Removing the cap on General Motors’ electric vehicle tax credits could cost taxpayer’s billions of dollars over the next decade, a DCNF analysis finds. A DCNF analysis showing how much taxpayers will lose if lawmakers remove a cap on electric vehicle tax credits comes amid reports that such a move would also hurt people’s personal income levels. If Tesla and ...

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Canada Worries Trump Could Strike Back After Alberta Cut Oil Production

A former Alberta trade envoy to the U.S. worries President Donald Trump could retaliate against Canada after Alberta chose to cut oil production. Trump is known to call out energy-producing countries that reduce production – he frequently criticizes Saudi Arabia for considering similar cuts. Alberta, which imports most of its oil to the U.S., moved Tuesday to slash 325,000 barrels ...

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Buzzfeed Blames French Riots On Facebook, Not France’s Sky-High Carbon Prices

Buzzfeed believes Facebook’s algorithm is largely responsible for riling up France’s working class and encouraging them to riot against French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate agenda. The so-called yellow vest movement roiling portions of France “is a beast born almost entirely from Facebook,” Buzzfeed writer Ryan Broderick noted in a post Wednesday. Macron’s sky-high carbon taxes take second-fiddle to Facebook’s algorithm, he suggests. Broderick ...

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Al Gore Jumps On Board Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Scheme

Former Vice President Al Gore voiced his support Tuesday for Democratic New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to tackle global warming. “About to bring our 8th annual #24HoursofReality to a close with my strong support for a #GreenNewDeal, which will create jobs, invest in the right sustainable solutions & protect the health of those most vulnerable,” Gore said in a ...

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Here’s The Woman Who Launched A Movement Against Macron’s Climate Taxes

The mass movement against French President Emmanuel Macron’s move to increase gas taxes was started by one person who wanted to hold the government accountable for making life tough on everyday citizens. France’s steep taxes on diesel fuel and other forms of carbon is making life miserable for those who rely on vehicles for work, according to Priscillia Ludosky, a ...

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France Suspends Climate Tax Following Weeks Of Anti-Macron Protests

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the government is suspending a controversial gas tax that roiled the country in widespread violence and chaos. The government proposed a slew of new carbon taxes designed to wean consumers off fossil fuels and transfer to electric cars. But the price hikes triggered a wave of unrest unseen in recent decades. Tuesday’s announcement represents ...

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Macron Cuts Short Climate Summit Trip as France Melts Down Over High Gas Taxes

French President Emmanuel Macron made his way back to France Sunday as protesters turn the streets of Paris upside down over sky high gas taxes designed to fight global warming. Officials are considering declaring a state of emergency to deal with the unrest. Macron returned from his trip in Argentina to chaos in the streets as so-called “yellow jacket” demonstrators ...

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Shell Caves to Activist Investors, Sets Goals for Carbon Emission Cuts

Shell is preparing to set strict carbon emissions targets in 2019 amid intense pressure from activist shareholders who believe energy companies should be held accountable for aspects of global warming. The company also plans on linking such targets to the pay of senior executives, subject to a shareholder vote in 2020. Shell is still in talks with investors about the ...

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