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Trump will have wider spying powers than anything J. Edgar Hoover ever imagined 7.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

President-elect Donald Trump is about to inherit the most powerful surveillance apparatus in history. Combining unprecedented technological capabilities with a lax legal regime, his spying powers dwarf anything the notorious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover could have fathomed.

Many privacy and civil...

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Pipeline decision marks victory in tribal effort to protect sacred sites 7.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision earlier this week to block construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River signals Indian tribes' greater voice in off-reservation infrastructure projects.
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Pass offsets onto consumers? It works for Amazon, Netflix and Uber 7.12.2016 GreenBiz.com
A new study shows that online consumers want environmentally friendly options.
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Australian leader rules out taxes on polluters 7.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Canberra, Australia • Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday ruled out making power companies pay for greenhouse gas pollution they create — a policy option that angered conservative government lawmakers when proposed by a minister this week. Malcolm Turnbull said a review of the government’s climate change policies next year aimed at achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030 would not include any measures that would inflate electricity bills. “We are not going to take any steps that w...
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PUC chairman Joshua Epel resigns, second commissioner’s term expires Jan. 1 7.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
Colorado Public Utilities Commission chairman Joshua Epel will step down Jan. 1,  Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced Tuesday.
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Australian leader rules out generators paying for pollution 7.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday ruled out making power companies pay for greenhouse gas pollution they create — a policy option that angered conservative government lawmakers when proposed by a minister this week. Malcolm Turnbull said a review of the government’s climate change policies next year aimed at achieving greenhouse gas […]
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Plug-and-play solar could be the next clean energy wave in the US 7.12.2016 TreeHugger
In addition to investing in energy efficient home appliances, perhaps we should also be thinking about energy-generating appliances.
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US to build $1.6B Idaho facility for warships' nuclear waste 7.12.2016 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A $1.65 billion facility will be built at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle fuel waste from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships, the Navy and U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday....
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Atlantic City's state overseer to veto water utility board's $3K bonuses to selves 7.12.2016 Philly.com News
The N.J. overseer of Atlantic City will use his newly-vested powers to reject action taken by the city's controversial Municipal Utilities Authority at a recent meeting that included awarding board members $3,000 bonuses.
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Revealed: The Trump Administration's Energy Plan 7.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Nick Surgey

The future Donald Trump administration's energy agenda is revealed in a memo prepared by Trump's energy transition head Thomas Pyle, titled "What to Expect from the Trump Administration." The document, obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), was sent by Pyle on November 15th, just days before the Trump campaign announced Pyle's appointment as head of his Department of Energy transition team.

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Talk of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, But Its Time Will Come 7.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Bill Blum

Donald Trump has yet to be inaugurated, but talk of impeachment has been in the air since the day after the election. It’s been promoted by an array of influential commentators, both progressive and conservative—from filmmaker Michael Moore on the left to New York Times columnist David Brooks on the right.

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Pulling the Lever for Doomsday: How Donald Trump Changed Everything 6.12.2016 Truthout.com
Backlit by a spotlight, Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a campaign event at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 22, 2016. (Photo: Damon Winter / The New York Times) John Feffer's striking new dystopian novel Splinterlands is a look back at our world from the shattered Earth of 2050. Feffer's novel has come to read ever less like futuristic fiction and ever more like a vivid journalistic report on the latest developments in our distressed, Trumpian universe. With that in mind, we asked him today to return to the world of Splinterlands and launch the book at this website by offering us the view not of the "geo-paleontologist" Julian West, the central figure in his novel, but of West's ex-wife, Rachel Leopold, herself looking back from 2050 on the planet that Donald Trump's election helped produce. Slip under the covers and read it late tonight! -- Tom Engelhardt *** I didn't vote in the pivotal American election of 2016. Thirty-five years ago, in that unseasonably warm month of ...
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Putin jumps on Trump's Syria pivot to bolster Mideast hand 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Vladimir Putin is seizing on President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to reverse U.S. policy on Syria to press for a military victory that could mark Russia’s return as a great-power rival in the wider Middle East. With Trump vowing to focus on defeating Islamic State rather than on arming militias fighting Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s forces, Putin is moving decisively to oust rebels from Aleppo, their last major stronghold. Just days after Trump’s election last month, Putin and Assad resumed thei...
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Pulling The Lever For Doomsday In Trump's America 6.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com I didn’t vote in the pivotal American election of 2016. Thirty-five years ago, in that unseasonably warm month of November, I was in Antarctica’s Allan Hills taking ice core samples with a hand augur. The pictures I have from that time show my team drilling deep into the blue ice, but what we were actually doing was digging a million years into the planetary past to gaze upon the panorama of climate change. The election was a bad soap opera playing out far beyond my field of vision. At the time, I lived in Washington, D.C. So my vote, I told myself for years afterward, wouldn’t have made any difference in that overwhelmingly Democratic city. And of course, I never had a doubt about the result, nor did my family and friends, nor did the pollsters, the media, and the entertainment industry, nor the members of the political and economic elite of both major parties. Ours was a confidence composed in equal parts of ignorance and arrogance. We underestimated the legitimate ...
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Court upholds power to curb insider trading 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation’s insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall Street. The justices ruled that sharing corporate secrets with friends or relatives is illegal even if the insider providing the tip doesn’t receive anything of value in return. The ruling upheld the conviction of Bassam Yacoub Salman, an Illinois man convicted of making investments based on inside inform...
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Merkel is last of Obama’s key European allies still standing 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BERLIN (AP) — Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel brought together the leaders of the U.S., Britain, France and Italy to discuss the world’s crises, a moment captured in a photo of the five seated around a conference table. When she hosts a summit of 20 leading global powers in July, she […]
Can The Iranian Nuclear Deal Survive The Trump Presidency? 6.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Donald Trump's shocking victory will bear important, albeit unclear, implications for a variety of America's bilateral relationships, few more important than its relationship with Iran and the impact that may have on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Throughout his campaign, Trump made no secret of his opposition to the deal. In March, when he addressed the annual AIPAC meeting in Washington, Trump declared that his "number-one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran." Shortly after the news of Trump's victory, Reuters reported that the election's outcome had placed JCPOA on "shaky ground," and one knowledgeable commentator said simply "say goodbye to the Iran deal." Yet even if Trump takes action to retard JCPOA's implementation, he cannot single-handedly tear the nuclear deal to shreds. The JCPOA is not a bilateral agreement between Washington and Tehran, but rather one between seven governments, many of which do not share Trump's sentiments. While the U.S. has of course ...
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Pulling the Lever for Doomsday 6.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
John Feffer

I didn’t vote in the pivotal American election of 2016. Thirty-five years ago, in that unseasonably warm month of November, I was in Antarctica’s Allan Hills taking ice core samples with a hand augur. The pictures I have from that time show my team drilling deep into the blue ice, but what we were actually doing was digging a million years into the planetary past to gaze upon the panorama of climate change. The election was a bad soap opera playing out far beyond my field of vision.

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Judge's Radical Exxon Ruling Could Turn the Legal System Upside Down 6.12.2016 Truthout.com
A Texas judge stated that he found sufficient grounds for ExxonMobil to investigate whether two attorneys general (AGs) had acted in bad faith when, in fact, the AGs have been engaged in activities that are commonplace and entirely appropriate for state prosecutors. (Photo: Thomas Hawk / Flickr ) A Texas federal judge's recent order -- that the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York must submit to questioning by lawyers for ExxonMobil about why they are investigating the company -- is highly unusual and unwarranted, as is the underlying lawsuit brought by ExxonMobil against the prosecutors. If upheld, this approach could turn the legal system upside down, allowing wrongdoers possessing sufficient resources to file lawsuits that paralyze law enforcement efforts aimed at protecting the public. Although the Texas judge stated that he found sufficient grounds for ExxonMobil to investigate whether the two AGs had acted in bad faith, in fact the AGs have been engaged in activities that are commonplace ...
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Vouchers, Home Schooling, Virtual Education -- Conservatives’ Wish List 6.12.2016 American Prospect
Former Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Washington D.C. in June 2015.    These are heady times for free-market education reformers. Republicans control Congress, GOP governors will lead 33 states, the vice-president elect is a champion of private school vouchers, and a conservative Supreme Court might soon have the power to thwart teacher union power irreparably. Best of all for the school choice crowd, billionaire GOP donor Betsy DeVos, a leading advocate of education reform, has been nominated to head up the Education Department. The excitement of education advocates with conservative policy priorities was palpable last week at the annual reform conference hosted by the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), a group founded by Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and unsuccessful GOP presidential contender. More than 1,000 people from across the U.S. gathered at the Marriott Marquis hotel for two days of panels, plenary sessions, and networking. “Be big, be bold, or go home,” urged Bush in a welcome ...
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