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Traffic Jams, Mass Arrests, Piles Of Litter: Five Days Of Climate Change Protests Rock London

Climate change protesters have descended on London for the past five days, demanding the government take action on global warming. London police have arrested hundreds of protesters with the group Extinction Rebellion. Critics say Extinction Rebellion is more about promoting “Marxism” than actually tackling global warming. Climate change protesters have spent the last five days making Londoners’ daily commute difficult ...

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The ‘Biggest Implication’ Of Mueller’s Report Has Nothing To Do With Obstruction, Experts Say

The “biggest implication” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report could be calls for more Russian sanctions. Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Energy analysts warn “reminders of Russian malfeasance might stoke Congressional Russia sanctions momentum.” The “biggest implication” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report could be that “reminders of Russian malfeasance ...

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Rick Perry’s Office Denies Reports He’s Headed For The Exit

Rick Perry senate confirmation hearing

There’s “no truth” to reports that Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning on leaving the Trump administration anytime soon, a Department of Energy (DOE) spokeswoman said. “He is happy where he is serving President Trump and leading the Department of Energy,” spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes tweeted Wednesday night. “There is no truth that @SecretaryPerry is departing the Administration any time soon. ...

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Liz Warren Unveils Her Plan For Federal Lands: Ban Drilling, Make National Parks Free

Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged to ban new fossil fuel production on federal lands if elected president. Warren also said she’d make all national parks free to the public, eliminating entrance fees. Conservatives criticized the plan, saying it would threaten hundred of thousands of jobs. Massachusetts Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan for the 640 millions of ...

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Did ‘Our Planet’ Lie To Viewers When It Claimed Climate Change Drove Walruses Off A Cliff?

A veteran zoologist says Netflix’s “Our Planet” is lying about its viral scene of walruses falling off a cliff. “Our Planet” blames climate change for walruses falling to their deaths, but it may have actually been caused by polar bears. Experts were skeptical about other claims made in the Netflix series, which was produced in partnership with the World Wildlife ...

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Trump’s Latest Executive Action Could Alleviate A Huge Problem For The World’s Most Productive Oilfield

The Permian basin, now the world’s most productive oil and gas field, is booming — so much so that there’s not enough pipeline capacity to carry out all the natural gas it produces, meaning much of it is flared. How much? Some 553 million cubic feet per day, or enough to power every home in Texas, according to data from ...

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Trump And Andrew Cuomo Prepare For A War Over Natural Gas Pipelines

Andrew Cuomo

President Donald Trump blasted New York’s blocking of natural gas pipelines from passing through the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo sais he would fight Trump’s planned permitting reforms “tooth and nail.” New York has blocked permits for pipelines needed to alleviate natural gas shortages in the northeast. President Donald Trump’s executive order to expedite oil and natural gas pipelines could spark ...

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Trump Signs Executive Orders To Fast-Track Oil And Gas Pipelines

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders to speed up oil and gas pipeline projects. Trump seeks to curtail the ability of states, like New York and Washington, to kill vital energy projects. New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo blocked gas pipeline projects, triggering an energy crunch in the northeast. President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders aimed ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Claims Climate Change Is ‘Fueling’ The Immigration Crisis

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said climate change was a “major factor” behind the wave of migrants making their way to the U.S. southern border. “The far-right loves to drum up fear [and] resistance to immigrants,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place?” “Perhaps ...

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Over 100 House Democrats Demand Extending Billions Worth Of Green Energy Subsidies

More than 100 House Democrats are demanding green energy tax subsidies be extended to counteract President Donald Trump’s de-regulatory agenda. Democrats claim extending green energy subsidies will “prepare our communities for the damaging effects of rising sea levels, severe weather and catastrophic wildfires.” However, extending green energy tax credits would cost billions of dollars at a time when Democrats oppose ...

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Colorado Democrats Pass Bill To Crack Down On A Pillar Of State’s Economy — Oil And Gas Drilling

Legislation is headed to Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ desk that would completely overhaul state permitting of oil and gas wells that’s got Republicans and industry worried. The bill, which passed out of the state Senate on Wednesday in a party-line vote, changes the make-up and mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the state’s drilling regulatory body. Once ...

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1 In 5 Americans Blame Global Warming For Cold Winter Weather

Nearly one-fifth of Americans blamed global warming for “colder than usual” winter weather this season, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. Forty-three percent of Americans believed temperatures where they live were colder than normal, with nineteen percent blaming global warming for colder weather. However, 23 percent said the cold was due to “natural variation,” Gallup found. Fourteen percent of ...

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Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Support The Green New Deal, Rashida Tlaib Says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t support the Green New Deal resolution that’s backed by Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates, according to Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Tlaib, a Democrat and Green New Deal supporter, told Fox 2 Detroit that Pelosi’s lack of support for the Green New Deal and Medicare for All hadn’t stopped progressives from pushing those bills. “What’s incredible ...

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