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10 reasons why you should use public transport 23.7.2014 TreeHugger
Public transportation, while maybe not as enjoyable as commuting in your own personal vehicle, does ease congestion, reduce emissions. Need more convincing? Here's more info about public transportation.
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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June 23.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Business
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
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Maine Conservation Groups Gather with South Portland Residents to Celebrate and React to Tar Sands Vote 23.7.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire

In an historic vote, the South Portland City Council last night voted 6-1 to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance to protect the city from a tar sands crude oil terminal. The city developed the ordinance after Protect South Portland’s neighbor-to-neighbor campaign educated and mobilized the community against tar sands over the last year and a half. Conservation groups and South Portland residents gathered to reflect, stating that the victory shows that citizens can overcome out-of-state oil interests.

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Gas, housing prices push Seattle inflation rate up in June 23.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Inflation rate for Seattle area 2 percent higher from previous year.
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Gas, housing prices push Seattle inflation rate up in June 22.7.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Inflation rate for Seattle area 2 percent higher from previous year.
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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June 22.7.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June 22.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
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'David vs. Goliath Victory': Port Town Votes to Block Tar Sands Export 22.7.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Activists in Waterville, Maine protesting against tar sands. (Photo: 350.org/ cc/ flickr)The community of South Portland, Maine made history Monday night when the city council voted to pass an ordinance that would block Canadian tar sands from being loaded onto tankers and exported from their ...
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Setting State Carbon Pollution Targets 22.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Dave Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, Washington, D.C.: In June, EPA proposed  the first-ever carbon pollution standards for fossil-fuel power plants.  Since then, a bevy of pundits have been busy finding fault with various aspects of the proposal.  For the most part, these critiques are off-base, failing to...
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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June, reflecting biggest jump in gasoline in 12 months 22.7.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Let American Ingenuity Lead the Way on Climate Change -- Again! 22.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
On Monday June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation that would cut carbon pollution from power plants up to 30 percent by 2030. Within hours, House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response: "The president's plan is nuts. There's really no more succinct way to describe it." But that's politics talking, not science or known results. Time after time, the utility industry and its congressional allies have claimed that Government regulatory actions to reduce harmful air pollution would impose huge costs and harm our economy, and time after time American ingenuity has carried the day and proved those claims simply wrong. Here, for example, is General Motors vice president Ernest Starkman testifying before Congress in 1972 on planned emissions regulations: "...to introduce catalytic converter systems across-the-board on 1975 models -- it is conceivable that complete stoppage of the entire production could occur, with the obvious tremendous loss to the company, shareholders, ...
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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June 22.7.2014 Twincities.com: Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
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US Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil 22.7.2014 Truthout.com
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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June 22.7.2014 Yahoo: Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a ...
Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power Outages 22.7.2014 Wired Top Stories
General Electric wants to bring clean, reliable, efficient, and affordable energy to the masses, and in a rare move for the 122-year-old company, it's launching a startup to do ...
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California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers 22.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published on ProPublica . California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there. The state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources on July 7 issued cease and desist orders to seven energy companies warning that they may be injecting their waste into aquifers that could be a source of drinking water, and stating that their waste disposal "poses danger to life, health, property, and natural resources." The orders were first reported by the Bakersfield Californian, and the state has confirmed with ProPublica that its investigation is expanding to look at additional wells. The action comes as California's agriculture industry copes with a drought crisis that has emptied reservoirs and cost the state $2.2 billion this year alone. ...
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Race for North Dakota's agriculture commissioner is all about oil 22.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Ernest Scheyder TOWNER North Dakota (Reuters) - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines. With a legislature that meets only every two years, North Dakota has given an unusual amount of power to the agriculture commissioner and two other members of the state's Industrial Commission, charging the triumvirate with oversight of permitting and other issues critical to the oil industry, which hopes to drill 35,000 new wells within 15 years. North Dakota produces 1 million barrels of oil each day - more than any state except Texas and even some OPEC members - affording Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, a Republican, outsized influence over energy development thanks to his seat on the commission alongside the governor and attorney general. Now, Goehring, armed with donations from executives and political ...
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Mexico approves oil and gas reform legislation 22.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
Mexico's Senate has approved legislation to implement historic constitutional reform that would open the country's oil and gas industry to foreign investment for the first time since 1938. In an 85-26 vote, lawmakers passed the last of four packages of laws Monday to end the monopoly held by state oil company Pemex for 75 years in the exploration and exploitation of energy resources. The Chamber of Deputies must now vote on the measures, which the leftist opposition had tried to modify. President Enrique Pena Nieto hailed the marathon voting that began Thursday as an example of Mexico's "political civility and ...
Butter Takes A New Role In Breakfast… In Coffee 22.7.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)Many of us have coffee with butter in the morning, the butter being on our toast. But would you ever put the butter in your coffee? It’s a new trend, blending butter and coffee together into a magic mixture.
Price of natural gas falls to an 8-month low 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Natural gas fell to its lowest level in eight months Monday following forecasts that nationwide summer temperatures are expected to be milder than normal. The price of natural gas fell 10 cents, or 2.6 percent, to $3.85 per 1,000 cubic feet. That’s the lowest since mid-November. Weather analysts expect average temperatures across the U.S. to be lower than normal for the next two to three weeks, which is typically when U.S. temperatures are at their hottest. In the summer natural gas is used to g...
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