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Dems Big Win in Virginia Clears Way for Climate and Clean Energy Policies

Dems Big Win in Virginia Clears Way for Climate and Clean Energy Policies
The election puts Virginia back on track to join the East Coast’s regional carbon cap-and-trade system.
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‘Is This About the Oil Industry?’ House Oversight Hearing Explores Big Oil’s Role in Weakening Clean Car Standards

‘Is This About the Oil Industry?’ House Oversight Hearing Explores Big Oil’s Role in Weakening Clean Car Standards
The House Oversight Committee, which last week heard testimony on the oil industry’s efforts to suppress climate science, continued to p
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Key Question as Exxon Climate Trial Begins: What Did Investors Believe?

 Key Question as Exxon Climate Trial Begins: What Did Investors Believe?
New York's investor fraud case against ExxonMobil revolves around a central question: Did the oil giant mislead investors about the company's financial risks connected to climate change?
Part of the answer may hinge on notes that Exxon's former greenhouse gas manager emailed to a colleague in 2014.
As the trial
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Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing 'False Solutions'

Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing 'False Solutions'
"Only by highlighting the real culprits can we push them to change their packaging and destructive throwaway business model."
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Trump Wants to Erase Protections in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, a Storehouse of Carbon

Trump Wants to Erase Protections in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, a Storehouse of Carbon
The old-growth rainforest is a major North American carbon sink. The Trump administration is moving to lift a Clinton-era ban on logging there.
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In the Mountains, Climate Change is Disrupting Everything

In the Mountains, Climate Change is Disrupting Everything
The melting of glaciers and loss of snow has a cascading effect for ecosystems, agriculture and billions of people downstream.
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The U.S. Is Exporting a Fracked Climate Catastrophe

The U.S. Is Exporting a Fracked Climate Catastrophe
“This recent increase in methane is massive."
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How the Koch Network's ‘Social Change' Strategy Is Built to Kill the Electric Car

How the Koch Network's ‘Social Change' Strategy Is Built to Kill the Electric Car
If it feels like the oil industry’s attacks on the burgeoning electric car market are well coordinated, that’s because they are.
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Radical Republicans on Energy Panel Push Giant Gas Pipeline

Radical Republicans on Energy Panel Push Giant Gas Pipeline
800-Mile, $43-Billion Project Is Intended to Send Liquified Natural Gas To China
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How Big Oil Blocked the Nation’s Greenest Governor on Climate Change

How Big Oil Blocked the Nation’s Greenest Governor on Climate Change
Publicly, BP supported carbon pricing. Behind the scenes, it extracted concessions from Gov. Jay Inslee, then dropped its support last minute, emails show.
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