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Donald Trump’s Energy Plan: More Fossil Fuels and Fewer Rules

Donald Trump’s Energy Plan: More Fossil Fuels and Fewer Rules | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Speaking in North Dakota, at the heart of America’s oil and gas boom, Mr. Trump vowed to restore coal mining jobs and “cancel” the Paris climate change accord.
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Ignoring the reality that we are almost totally energy independent, especially if you subtract exports from imports.and the reality that this has been achieved with improved air quality, Mr. Trump pushes for coal and fracking, two bad ideas but he knows there's money to be made even if it hurts Americans. Has anybody noticed that gas is cheaper, the air is cleaner? As for the Keystone pipeline, just another great reason to keep him out of the White House; it would be an environmental disaster waiting to happen and with little advantage to us or even to Canada.  In the end his motto is, "Money aead of environment."
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Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General

Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Republican attorneys general have formed an unprecedented, secretive alliance with some of the nation’s top energy producers to push back against the Obama regulatory agenda, an investigation by The New York Times has found.
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Hey voters, this is what corruption is really about. Sadly, it will be our grandkids who reap the consequences. But that's okay because the grandchildren of those energy maggots will have just as hard time breathing as will the folks who say they don't care about politics or that the parties are all the same and don't bother to vote. Shame on us all.

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A Not-So-Happy Hanukkah for Israel’s Natural Gas Industry

A Not-So-Happy Hanukkah for Israel’s Natural Gas Industry | Upsetment | Scoop.it
At the beginning of December, Israel was busy trying to convince Brussels to underwrite the creation of a vast network of pipelines to bring new…
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Obviously, they will work this out. To allow those gas fields to lie fallow makes no sense for Israel and certainly would be harmful to Jordan, Egypt, Palestine (I predict there will soon be a state) and of course Israel. Hopefully, it won't be via cronyism or bribery but by a rational solution offering proper supervision and perhaps including a third or even more partners.

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Obama okays sonic cannons for offshore oil exploration

Obama okays sonic cannons for offshore oil exploration | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for oil and gas companies to search for deposits off the east coast of the US, using sonic cannons which could harm sea life.
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And we we humans, our species filled with hubris, moves forward towards the spoliation of the earth and ultimately our own extinction. I know we need oil, but what are we doing to the seas, which we need every bit as much?

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