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Why calling a climate scientist a fraud crosses a line on defamation 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: National Review editor Rich Lowry does a grave disservice by misleading readers about our libel suit against his organization. Never mind that he fails to disclose that my research with other scientists that yielded the “hockey stick” curve (see “The Hockey Stick and the Climate...

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Appeals court affirms conviction of coal CEO in deadly blast 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2iFc5wP) reports the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the opinion Thursday, saying it found no reversible errors in trial […]
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Where will Trump begin in slashing Obama-era regulations? 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Donald Trump's ascendance to the White House has raised hopes among U.S. businesses for the most significant rollback of regulations since the Reagan administration. 

Cutting regulations is not only a key component in Trump's goal of doubling economic growth to 4%, but some economists regard it...

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Trump’s policy plans for Day One remain a mystery, but aides promise aggressive action early 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
On the campaign trail, Trump promised a big first day in office.
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Beijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital’s air 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday. Part of the money will be used to close or upgrade more than 2,000 polluting factories, replace the use of coal with clean energy on the outskirts of the city and phase out 300,000 […]
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Sally Jewell reflects on time as secretary of the Interior 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Outgoing Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell reflects on her tenure running the agency that oversees nearly 20 percent of the nation’s land, including national parks, and relationships with Indian tribes. Her next step: a long road trip before returning home to Seattle.
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Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...

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Small businesses hope to see Obama-backed rules scrapped 18.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are hoping to see some high-profile Obama administration regulations scrapped after Donald Trump takes office, with rules affecting overtime, sick leave and the environment among those that may be taken off the books. Complying with federal, state and local regulations affects companies of all sizes, but can be especially […]
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EPA critic to get sharp questions on industry ties as he vies to run agency 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
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EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency 18.1.2017 NPR News
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
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Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke tells lawmakers he opposes the sale of public land 18.1.2017 LA Times: Nation

Rep. Ryan Zinke, the Montana Republican nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Interior secretary, said Tuesday that his “No. 1 job is to restore trust” between Americans and the federal agencies that manage land and water across the West.

Referring to what he called the “top-down”...

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Ryan Zinke says humans 'influence' climate change. Scientists say we're the 'dominant cause.' 18.1.2017 Washington Post
Ryan Zinke says humans 'influence' climate change. Scientists say we're the 'dominant cause.'
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Colstrip power plant could close before 2022 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Billings, Mont. • A partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant serving customers across the Pacific Northwest could come earlier than planned depending on the actions of its co-owner and Montana lawmakers, according to documents released Tuesday by Washington state regulators. The documents submitted by Puget Sound Energy detail its plan to retire two of Colstrip’s four generating units. The 2,100-megawatt facility is one of the largest coal-fired plants in the West. It’s seen as increas... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colstrip power plant closure could come earlier than 2022 18.1.2017 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant serving customers across the Pacific Northwest could come earlier than planned depending on the actions of its co-owner and Montana lawmakers, according to documents released Tuesday by Washington state regulators....
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Interior secretary nominee says overhaul of national parks should be part of Trump infrastructure plan 18.1.2017 Washington Post
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke's comments are some of the first by a Trump nominee on infrastructure spending, a topic that congressional Republicans have been eyeing warily amid concerns about the cost and scope of Trump’s ambitions.
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Pointed questions await Ryan Zinke, Trump's nominee for Interior secretary, at confirmation hearing today 17.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Court hears arguments over deporting immigrants with criminal records Jan. 17, 2017, 10:06 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Case goes before Supreme Court over deporting criminal immigrants Meet the conservative Trump insider...
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Interior nominee Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands 17.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary says the nation's vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources.
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Interior nominee Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands 17.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for interior secretary says the nation’s vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared remarks for his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke said his father and the Boys Scouts taught him the principles of environmental stewardship and the importance of public access to public lands. Zinke, an...
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Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal 17.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. Zinke feels so strongly that he resigned as a delegate to the Republican National Convention last […]
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Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal 17.1.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct....
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