Trump: I ‘Didn’t Care’ About Arctic Drilling Until My Big Oil Friend Said I Should

“It’s a sickening display of how easily the president is swayed into supporting something that will likely benefit his friends at the expense of the public.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer at Common Dreams If President Donald Trump’s own account is to be believed, he “really didn’t care” about opening up the Arctic National Wildlife …

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That Didn’t Take Long — #ClimateChange No Longer Exists for Republicans

Here’s what the Energy page on WhiteHouse.gov looked like minutes before our new president was inaugurated:   As soon as our new president said his “I do” … that page and all of it’s program data went dark and was later replaced as an “issues” statement containing nothing but the drivel spewed forth during the …

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Why Did Putin Help #trump Win

Rachel Maddow exposed Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s Secretary of State nominee. Anyone who believes this man could have the interest of the United States in mind after watching Maddow deconstruct his behavior towards Russia is misleading themselves.

How Can DJT Make America Great If He Works to Exacerbate Climate Change?

According to a survey from the Conservative Energy Network (CEN), there is strong conservative support for renewable energy. The survey found that there is majority support for solar power and state net metering rules. Seventy percent of respondents also said the U.S. should place a greater focus on wind energy production. Meanwhile, 76 percent favored …

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Markey Statement on Nominations of Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry

Washington (December 13, 2016) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement today after President-elect Donald Trump announced plans to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State and Ricky Perry to be Secretary of Energy. These announcements …

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One Helluva Check On trump

— by Catherine Cortez Masto It’s been almost a month since the election, and I still feel incredibly grateful for everything this team did to help us win. After meeting my future colleagues in the Senate a few weeks ago, I’m more eager than ever to head to Washington and fight for our values. Our government is …

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Colorado Readies for ‘All Out War’ as Anti-Fracking Measures Advance to Ballot

Citizen-led, progressive efforts to override the government and fossil fuel industry could be devastating for Big Oil in the state of Colorado after the November 2016 election — by Lauren McCauley, staff writer The government of Colorado has so far managed to quash efforts to halt the spread of fracking in that state, but come November, …

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Make America Gray Again

— by  CAP Action War Room Donald Trump Unveils His Energy Platform This afternoon after he really, officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump went to the heart of America’s current oil boom to unveil his energy platform. He gave his speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. While he was sure …

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It Is Time to Phase Out 9 Unnecessary Oil and Gas Tax Breaks

Download the report:  PDF The investment tax credit, or ITC, and production tax credit, or PTC, for clean energy have played an essential role in expediting the deployment of wind, solar, and other forms of clean energy in the United States. In December 2015, the U.S. Congress voted to extend the PTC and ITC. As …

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The Koch Brothers Are Now Funding The Bundy Land Seizure Agenda

— by Jenny Roland & Matt Lee-Ashley, Guest Contributors at ThinkProgress The political network of the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch has signaled that it is expanding its financial and organizational support for a coalition of anti-government activists and militants who are working to seize and sell America’s national forests, monuments, and other public …

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