ExxonMobil Claims It’s Shifting On Climate, But Still Funding Climate Science Deniers

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 01:32:49 +0000

After decades of public denial, ExxonMobil now acknowledges that “the risk of climate change is real” and says it is “committed to being part of the solution,”

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Largest Media Outlets Screwing Up (Again) — Lack Of Context On Supreme Court & Federal Judges

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:39:40 +0000

First of all, before jumping into the matter of the Supreme Court, the important step on the ladder before the Supreme Court that no one is talking about, and “court packing,” it’s important to remember that every time a media outlet chooses to write or talk about one story, it is ignoring countless others. And there are a lot of big stories being ignored in the United States right now by a mostly misleading focus on the courts

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Mitch McConnell Leaves Kentucky Nearly Last In Everything While Drowning Democracy & US Progress In The Senate

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 14:06:24 +0000

Kentucky is known as a coal state. What has happened to coal under Donald Trump’s presidency is exactly what Hillary Clinton said would happen. Clinton was vilified for her statements on this, but her clear point if you listened to the full statement was that there was no saving or reviving the coal industry — the free market was killing it — and the important thing was to have a plan for what coal miners and others in the industry could

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Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 07:34:41 +0000

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump’s rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan

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EPA Loosens Limits on Coal Plant Effluent Discharges

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:56:10 +0000

The post EPA Loosens Limits on Coal Plant Effluent Discharges appeared first on POWER Magazine.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule that revises regulations for coal-fired power plants, a move that will limit the number of generation facilities that could incur costs for failing to comply with pollution limits. The action on Aug. 31 revises a rule established in 2015, when the EPA issued an order […]

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Nevada Plans To Adopt California’s Fuel Economy Standards

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 03:57:22 +0000

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has decided to side with California and Tesla, not Donald Trump and certain lagging automakers, on the need for cleaner cars. Governor Sisolak announced today, June 22, that Nevada would adopt California’s fuel economy regulations

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An Interview With Progressive Candidate Lindsey Boylan About Climate Policy & Taking On Jerry Nadler

Credit to Author: Harry Stoltz| Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 00:21:37 +0000

Lindsey Boylan is taking on representative Jerry Nadler’s NY-10 seat in the upcoming 2020 House election. Running on a platform of climate change legislation, curbing systemic inequality, and expanding economic rights, Boylan is pitching herself as someone who will actively fight for a progressive future

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USA’s Battery500 Initiative Has Achieved Li-Metal Battery Energy Density Of 350 Wh/kg

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 03:57:38 +0000

Toward the end of President Obama’s time in office, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched a “Battery500 Consortium.” The goal is in the name: reaching 500 Wh/kg battery energy density with lithium-metal battery cells, a target which was reportedly triple the battery energy density at the time

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Facing A Health Crisis, Cities Implore Courts To Limit Pollution

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 16:47:17 +0000

Image of a particular district NYC cynthia shahanWaling to Subway. NYC cynthia shahanLocal leaders weigh in on a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from weakening regulations on power plants

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What I Wish I Had Said On CNN Regarding Science, Crisis, & The Government’s Role

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:09:34 +0000

https://www.ucsusa.org/about/people/joel-clement?_ga=2.52766696.1546779590.1588250884-1607906725.1587932067As an occasional contributor to broadcast news on topics such as climate change and the role of science in policy, I rarely find myself commenting on the hot-off-the-press issue of the day. Experts like me are brought on when the news cycle slows, an intelligent sideshow to add gravitas while the real pundits get frothy about the latest political snub or personality gaffe

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