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'Rule of law' racism, C-51 and the coming resistance wave 19.1.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, January 19, 2017 It's a sign of how utterly frightened they are of democracy when politicians and pundits start lecturing us about the "real" definition of civil disobedience. This usually happens during the sanitizing rituals of the January Martin Luther King Day holiday, when King's revolutionary calls to justice are erased in favour of saccharine, self-congratulatory events wholly unconnected to the civil rights movement's multiple, powerful legacies. But public cautions around "acceptable" forms of dissent began hatching in late 2016 when the Trudeau government announced support for a slew of harmful pipelines that, along with other environmentally destructive projects like B.C.'s Site C and Muskrat Falls, will inspire increasing levels of direct action. Those who wish to honour and preserve life on the planet are up against government and private sector players who view actions to protect the land, air and water as terrorist ...
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Perry regrets call to eliminate Energy agency 19.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the Energy Department and insisted that the federal agency performs a critical function. Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the department, told a Senate committee that if confirmed, he will be a passionate advocate for the department’s core missions and will seek to draw “greater attention to the vital role played by the agency.” In remarks for his confirmation hearing, P...
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Update: Do presidents influence gasoline prices? 19.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Let's update a the old misguided and inaccurate barometer to measure presidential performance that surfaced often since the dawn of NewsCut 9 years ago.
Saudi Arabia says compliance to oil output cut 'very strong' 19.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Saudi Arabia's energy minister says there's been "very strong compliance" by OPEC and non-OPEC oil countries to the production cuts agreed on in ...
Rick Perry seeks to lead Energy, an agency he pledged to abolish 19.1.2017 Washington Post
Rick Perry seeks to lead Energy, an agency he pledged to abolish
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Rick Perry will tell Senate panel why he should lead the Energy Department, which he once wanted to eliminate 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Energy Department, will face questions from a Senate committee Thursday over his plans for a department that controls the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and regulates oil and gas drilling.

Perry, who served more than 14 years as governor...

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In Texas, Perry was ‘all of the above’ on energy production 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Perry was for “all of the above” on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy. Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production — from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power — Perry was putting the policy into practice in Texas. […]
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Global oil production dropping as OPEC cuts kick in 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency says global oil output is dropping for the first time in months, as Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries follow through on pledged cuts aimed at lifting oil prices. The IEA’s monthly report says Thursday that OPEC production dropped to 33.09 million barrels a day in December from […]
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EPA nom wants 'more debate' on climate change 19.1.2017 Terrorism

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency insisted that his "personal opinion" was "immaterial" to his job.


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Biodiesel faces a mixed forecast as the industry gathers in San Diego 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As a new presidential administration comes into power, ambiguity reigns for the biodiesel industry.

But at the same time, the California market appears to be growing solidly for the fuel derived from a diversity of products including soybeans, canola oil and animal fats.

“We have learned to thrive...

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Trump's EPA Nominee Struggles To Defend Oily Environmental And Ethics Records 19.1.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
President-elect Donald Trump ’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency came out swinging at his confirmation hearing Wednesday, defending, before facing a single question, his deep ties to oil and gas companies.  “We must reject as a nation the false paradigm that if you’re pro-energy, you’re anti-environment or if you’re pro-environment, you’re anti-energy,” Scott Pruitt said. “I reject that.” But he struggled throughout the six-hour hearing to make the case to senators that his confirmation would not, as critics have said , amount to a “fox guarding the henhouse.” The Oklahoma attorney general insisted that sending the EPA a 2011 letter almost entirely drafted by an oil and gas firm under his letterhead served the interests of the people of his state. He refused to recuse himself from lawsuits he filed as attorney general, sometimes jointly with fossil fuel firms, against the EPA. He described the agency as “dictatorial,” depicting it as the spearhead of federal overreach into states’ ...
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Trump EPA pick pledges more cooperation with industry 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a long history of criticizing and suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which he is now being tapped to lead.
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How Far Can Technology Go To Stave Off Climate Change? 18.1.2017 Environmental News Network
The U.S. now has two coal-burning power plants that avoid dumping carbon dioxide into the air. Petra Nova in Texas and Kemper in Mississippi use technology to stop CO2 in the smokestack and before combustion, respectively. Unfortunately, that makes two out of more than 400 coal-fired power plants in the U.S., the rest of which collectively pour 1.4 billion metric tons of the colorless, odorless greenhouse gas into the atmosphere each year. Even Kemper and Petra Nova do not capture all of the CO2 from the coal they burn, and the captured CO2 is used to scour more oil out of the ground, which is then burned, adding yet more CO2 to the atmosphere. The carbon conundrum grows more complex — and dangerous — with each passing year. 
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Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Energy Transfer Partners has asked a federal judge to block the study. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
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Battle Against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Threatens to Become the Standing Rock of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin 18.1.2017 Truthout.com
Opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline held a rally before an Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality hearing on whether to grant permits allowing the pipeline to cross the Atchafalaya Basin. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) At a permit hearing for the Bayou Bridge pipeline held January 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, opponents warned that if a permit is granted, the battle to stop the pipeline could turn the Atchafalaya Basin into the next Standing Rock.  The reason is that Energy Transfer Partners' proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline, if built, isn't just any pipeline; it would be the tail end of the controversial Dakota Access route, cutting through the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country. The  Dakota Access pipeline  made international news last year when security working for the pipeline company  turned dogs on unarmed protesters , and in the following months as thousands united with the indigenous peoples demonstrating against the pipeline's completion, who call themselves "water ...
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Trump EPA pick pledges more cooperation with industry 18.1.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role....
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Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study 18.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental studyThe Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study. ...


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Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study 18.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army says it’s planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study. The Army published a notice in the Federal Register Wednesday of its intent to prepare an environmental impact […]
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EPA nominee Pruitt has long sought to scale back federal government 18.1.2017 Washington Post
EPA nominee Pruitt has long sought to scale back federal government
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Statoil, Technology Developer and Environmental Defense Fund Partner to Deploy Innovative Methane Detection Device 18.1.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Statoil, Technology Developer and Environmental Defense Fund Partner to Deploy Innovative Methane Detection Device
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