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For those who labor under the view that the reversal of fortunes for Renewable Energy in the early 1980s was just ignorance, supply and demand and big oil wasn't INSTRUMENTAL in bringing it about.

Oh, and about NON-HYDRO renewable energy being THROTTLED shortly after the technology was proven competitive with fossil fuels. You mean you DIDN"T KNOW there was SIGNIFICANT PROMISING  RENEWABLE ENERGY NON-HYDRO COST COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY BEFORE 1980? ???

I understand that the media BURIED the FACT that IT HAPPENED TO WIND TURBINE TECHNOLOGY shortly after 1980 when Carter left office!

Maybe I missed a class, AG, but I thought it was pretty clear that Reagan tilted US energy policy firmly towards oil within 30 seconds of taking office. I particularly remember the celebrated removal of the solar panels from the White House. A symbolic act if ever there was one.

Most people still take the knee at an image of St. Reagan, whereas I've seen him as a fraud and charlatan since he was elected. But then I've been out of step with this culture since 1979.


Agreed. However, the push back from the fossil Fuel Industry actually began during the Carter Administration, as the NASA documents evidence. Reagan was a tool, as well as a dangerous fool.

Most people still take the knee at an image of St. Reagan, whereas I've seen him as a fraud and charlatan since he was elected. But then I've been out of step with this culture since 1979.

Russians think Stalin was a great man now, in large part, even though he killed 60 million people. Go figure. History is written by the victors ignorant-ass survivors.

Reagan did much to put us in the **** we're in today, as far as the US economy. Bush Jr. put us where we are in terms of war and the bankruptcy that goes with that. Whatever blame Obama deserves (which is not zero), he didn't set the wheels in motion on any of it.


While it is true that the historical narrative is routinely distorted to sanitize the mens rea reality behind empathy deficit disordered national actions on behalf of a greedy, corrupt and murderous elite, more and more people today understand that the happy talk and flag waving bullshit is just that.

For example, the role the U.S. played in doing absolutely everything possible to destroy Russia from the moment it attempted (but failed miserably, thanks to U.S. efforts) to embrace socialism, is documented. These efforts, to a significant degree (that you refuse to recognize), polarized the Russians into a paranoid dictatorship which wreaked havoc on its citizens.

Would Stalin have been as ruthless if WE had treated Russia with respect and not tried to undermine them at every turn? I doubt it.

As to the "victors" writing history, there will be no victors in a polluted and dying biosphere, regardless of the happy talk and other assorted myth making by mendacious and duplicitous historians.
 
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Would Stalin have been as ruthless if WE had treated Russia with respect and not tried to undermine them at every turn? I doubt it.

No disrespect, but I think you are almost as ignorant about Stalin as the average Russian.

From the moment Lenin died (1924), Stalin ruthlessly consolidated his power, even going to great lengths to hunt down and exterminate people who were heroes of the Marxist revolution.

He hunted Leon Trotsky for FIFTEEN YEARS, and had him killed by one of his agents, who took more than year to build a false persona that allowed him to get Trotsky into a situation where he was vulnerable. 

If that us what you consider no disrespect, I shudder to think of what you consider gratuitous disrespect   .

YOU were the one who brought up Stalin in a discussion about Reagan. I normally consider that type of diversionary discourse as an attempt at establishing a false equivalence, but I decided to give you the benefit of the doubt and see how you would respond to historically valid cause and effect.

When comparing Reagan with Stalin, the issue is not Trotsky. The issue is U.S. belligerent and unnecessary involvement. If I was to go into some DETAILS about what our intelligence services have done ROUTINELY for over 70 years, the Trotsky set up would look like a Sunday School Picnic. But I see I am wasting my time trying to enlighten you on what the US actually did to stimulate the paranoia and police state in Russia.

Have a nice day.

 
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World-Class Oil Discovery Made Offshore Alaska

Published at 10:20AM - 05/10/16



A Texas-based  oil company announced it has made a large-scale oil discovery offshore Alaska.

According to Caelus Energy Alaska      , the finding could amount to 6 billion barrels of light oil in the Arctic Oceans of Smith Bay.

“It has the size and scale to play a meaningful role in sustaining the Alaskan oil business over the next three or four decades,” Chief Operating Officer Jim Musselman, said.

US Firm Makes World-Class Oil Find Offshore Alaska


According to Caelus, if estimates prove to be true, this “world class” oil discovery could be one of the largest ever in Alaska.

The development could deliver 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) of light oil to the trans-Alaska pipeline, the company explained.

As well as this, such a discovery could increase volume and reduce the average viscosity of oil, which would help extend its viability, the company added.

The discovery is based on 126 square miles of three-dimensional seismic data and two wells drilled this year from ice pads.

Smith Bay Could Hold 10 Bn Barrels

The company did not conduct flow tests to verify the well’s capabilities “due to seasonal time constraints”, but “extensive sidewall coring and subsequent lab analyses confirm the presence of reservoir-quality sandstones containing oil,” Caelus explained in a statement.

Another appraisal well and seismic work is planned to improve estimates of the oil in place, with hopes that the Smith Bay complex could hold a total of 10 billion barrels of oil.

According to Sullivan, it will be years before the discovery starts production, with the next appraisal well planned for 2018.

If everything goes according to plan, the CEO explained, oil could flow to the trans-Alaska pipeline in 2022.

Meanwhile, Caelus is assessing options for a drilling platform.

Caelus Energy Alaska Smith Bay has a 75% ownership in the state leases at Smith bay, while NordAq Energy Inc. holds a 17.5% interest and L71 Resources a 7.5% interest.

http://www.offshorepost.com/world-class-oil-discovery-offshore-alaska/

Agelbert NOTE: Thank you, brain dead, evolutionary dead end Texan oil companies for the lion's share of the profit over planet pollution that will rid the planet of homo sapdom. The wages of sin are death. Payday is coming, Amen.

If fossil fuelers had another brain, it would be lonesome.
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The Union of Concerned Scientists
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October 6, 2016

New Study Ranks Eight Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Their Climate Change Actions

ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell and Others Assessed on 30 Metrics, Including Statements on Climate Science, Support for Climate Deception and Disclosure of Climate Risks

WASHINGTON (October 6, 2016)—An in-depth analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) of eight leading fossil fuel companies found significant variations in how they are addressing global warming, but none has made a clean break from disinformation on climate science and policy. Likewise, none is adequately planning for a world free from carbon pollution, as laid out by the international climate agreement expected to take effect this year.

The “Climate Accountability Scorecard: Ranking Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Deception, Disclosure, and Climate Action” used 30 metrics to examine Arch Coal, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, CONSOL Energy, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy and Royal Dutch Shell. The top score, “advanced,” reflected best practices. “Egregious” was the lowest score, indicating a corporation was acting very irresponsibly. No company scored better than the others in all categories, and several were relative leaders in some areas and laggards in others.

“Across the board, these eight companies continue to disparage the science and undermine the urgency of action—either directly or through the trade associations and industry groups they support,” said Kathy Mulvey, lead author of the report and Climate Accountability Campaign manager at UCS.

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“In the wake of numerous exposés that revealed companies’ records of working to deceive the public about global warming, many of the companies now insist that they no longer promote denial and accept the reality of climate change. This study belies those claims.”

The analysis revealed:
 
Only two of the eight companies (BP and Shell) consistently affirm in their direct public statements the legitimacy of climate science and the consequential need for swift and deep reductions in fossil fuel emissions. Shell received a score of “advanced;” BP scored “good.” At the opposite end of the spectrum, ExxonMobil scored “egregious” for its climate science statements after CEO Rex Tillerson cast doubt on the accuracy and competency of climate models as recently as this year.

All eight companies belong to key trade associations or industry groups that spread disinformation and seek to block climate action. All five oil companies in the study are members of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), a trade group that used misleading claims and scare tactics as part of a multi-million dollar campaign to block key provisions of a clean energy bill enacted in California.

Yet several of these companies have proven that they can distance themselves from industry groups that misrepresent climate science. BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell have left the American Legislative Exchange Council, with Shell stating that it disagreed with the lobby group’s climate denial and opposition to climate action.

Only half of the companies have begun to disclose climate risks to investors. Four companies scored “fair” (BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and CONSOL Energy) and four companies scored “poor” (Arch Coal, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy and Shell).

Two companies were found to be “good” (BP and ConocoPhillips) in supporting fair and effective climate policies, a category that takes into consideration companies’ disclosure, policies, and oversight related to political spending in general.Three companies were “fair” and three “poor” (Arch Coal, CONSOL Energy, and Peabody Energy).

Seven out of eight companies have not begun to plan for a world free from carbon pollution, even since countries worldwide committed to ambitious targets to reduce emissions in the international climate agreement reached in Paris last December. Shell received a “fair” ranking; all other companies ranked “poor” (BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil) or “egregious” (Arch Coal, CONSOL Energy and Peabody Energy).

The study comes at a time when fossil fuel companies are facing increased scrutiny and pressure. At least two state attorneys general are investigating whether ExxonMobil intentionally misled its shareholders and the public about the threat of climate change, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how the company has valued its oil reserves in anticipation of potential carbon emission cuts. Meanwhile, shareholders at five of the eight companies filed resolutions related to climate change this year.

“Now that the nations of the world have committed to address climate change, investors and policy makers need information about how all companies are reducing their climate impacts and managing their climate risks—including the physical, regulatory, and market risks that climate change poses to their businesses,” said Paul Dickinson, Co-founder and Executive Chair of CDP.  “Reports and analyses such as this one are a vital resource for decision makers, including the senior leadership of major fossil fuel companies.”

In addition to calling for disclosure of climate risks that could affect companies’ bottom lines, investors also want to know whether companies continue to fund climate disinformation. The report highlights just how much further these companies need to go to disavow their decades-long efforts to confuse the public about the realities and risks of climate change and block policies to address it—work that continues today. Since 1988—after major fossil fuel companies unequivocally should have known about the risks of their products—more than half of all industrial carbon emissions have been released into the atmosphere. The products of the eight companies analyzed are responsible for nearly 15 percent of industrial carbon emissions since 1850.

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“It’s time for these major corporations to steer their companies and trade groups away from denying climate change and toward engaging constructively in policy discussions,” said Mulvey. “To evolve as energy companies, they must align their businesses with the Paris Agreement goals and help keep the global temperature increase well below two degrees Celsius.”

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The report calls on major fossil fuel producers to accept their role in contributing to the problem of climate change and take action in several areas:

Stop spreading or supporting the spread of disinformation on climate science and policy:
The corporations should leave groups that spread disinformation or publicly distance themselves from those groups’ climate-related positions.

Fully disclose climate risks:
The corporations should disclose how climate change is putting at risk their infrastructure, reserve assets and future profits.

Plan for a world free from carbon pollution: The corporations should align their business models with a carbon-constrained world consistent with the international climate agreement’s goal of keeping the globe’s average temperature well below a 2 degrees Celsius increase above pre-industrial levels.

Support fair and effective climate policies: The corporations should consistently and actively advocate for fair and effective state, federal and international policies to reduce global warming.

Pay their share of climate costs.
No fossil fuel company has even begun to pay its share of the costs of climate damages and adaptation, so the report did not assess company performance or make specific recommendations in this area.   

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

http://www.ucsusa.org/press/2016/new-study-ranks-eight-major-fossil-fuel-companies-their-climate-change-actions#.V_51cGcVDm4
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Global Energy News | Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 4:49am EST

Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal: source 

By Valerie Volcovici and Alister Doyle | WASHINGTON/MARRAKESH, Morocco

President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad global backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Since Trump's election victory on Tuesday, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris agreement during climate talks involving 200 nations set to run until Friday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Trump has called global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement, which was strongly supported by outgoing Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama.

Trump's advisers are considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to the source, who works on Trump's transition team for international energy and climate policy.

"It was reckless for the Paris agreement to enter into force before the election" on Tuesday, the source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The Paris accord won enough backing for entry into force on Nov. 4, four days before the election.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday in New Zealand the Obama administration would do everything it could to implement the Paris accord before Trump takes office.  ;D

The accord says in its Article 28 that any country wanting to pull out after signing on has to wait four years. In theory, the earliest date for withdrawal would be Nov. 4, 2020, around the time of the next U.S. presidential election.

The source said the future Trump administration is weighing alternatives to accelerate the pull-out: sending a letter withdrawing from the 1992 international framework accord that is the parent treaty of the Paris Agreement; voiding U.S. involvement in both in a year's time; or issuing a presidential order simply deleting the U.S. signature from the Paris accord.
 
Withdrawing from the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would be controversial, partly because it was signed by former Republican President George H.W. Bush in 1992 and approved by the U.S. Senate. The action also could antagonize many other countries. [L8N1DB41L]

The UNFCCC sets a goal of avoiding "dangerous" man-made damage to the climate to avert more heat waves, downpours, floods, extinctions of animals and plants and rising sea levels.

The 2015 Paris Agreement is much more explicit, seeking to phase out net greenhouse gas emissions by the second half of the century and limit global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times.

Many nations have expressed hope that the United States will stay. But the host of the current round of climate negotiations, Morocco, said the pact that seeks to phase out greenhouse gases in the second half of the century was strong enough to survive a pullout.
 
One party deciding to withdraw would not call the agreement into question, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar told a news conference.

In Beijing on Monday, the foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, told a regular news briefing that China would like to continue working with all countries, including the United States, in the global fight against climate change.

The agreement was reached by almost 200 nations in December and, as of Saturday, has been formally ratified by 109 representing 76 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, including the United States with 18 percent.

The accord seeks to limit rising temperatures that have been linked to increasing economic damage from desertification, extinctions of animals and plants, heat waves, floods and rising sea levels.

U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa declined to comment on the Trump source's remarks to Reuters.
 
"The Paris Agreement carries an enormous amount of weight and credibility," Espinosa told a news conference.

She said the United Nations hoped for a strong and constructive relationship with Trump.

The Trump source said the president-elect's transition team is aware of the likely international backlash but said Republicans in the U.S. Congress have given ample warning that a Republican administration would take action to reverse course.

"The Republican Party on multiple occasions has sent signals to the international community signaling that it doesn't agree with the pact. We've gone out of our way to give notice," the source said.

The source blamed Obama for joining up by an executive order, without getting approval from the U.S. Senate.

"There wouldn't be this diplomatic fallout on the broader international agenda if Obama hadn't rushed the adoption," the source said.

(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici in Washington and Alister Doyle in Morocco; Additional reporting by Sue-Lin Wong in Beijing; Editing by John Stonestreet and Clarence Fernandez)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-climatechange-accord-idUSKBN1370JX
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NZ receives ‘Fossil of the Day’ at UN climate conference

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 10:23 am

Press Release: New Zealand Youth Delegation   

New Zealand receives ‘Fossil of the Day’ award at United Nations climate change conference

New Zealand has been awarded the notorious ‘Fossil of the Day’ award at the 22nd annual United Nations climate change conference for showing hypocrisy towards fossil fuel subsidy reforms. New Zealand was exposed in its support of the oil and gas industries despite having ratified the Paris Agreement, under which goals have been set which would require at least 80% of fossil fuels needing to remain unburned globally.

“This afternoon, Climate Change Ambassador Mark Sinclair chaired a side event on the need to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and will likely encourage other countries to remove those subsidies.  At the same time, the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise website advertises the exciting oil and gas exploration prospects that are available in our country, stating the Government's aim to increase the value of New Zealand petroleum tenfold a year by 2025,” Alex Johnston, member of New Zealand Youth Delegation and Fossil Free UoA explains.

New Zealand is a founding member and champion of the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform , a group whose aim is to eliminate inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. New Zealand’s policies have been reviewed by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), who found that they do not have any inefficient subsidies encouraging wasteful consumption of fossil fuels.

However, the quote from the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise website makes the hypocrisy of the country’s presence in such a group clear.

“Not only is the New Zealand government hoping to increase the value of petroleum exports in the future they’re already providing tax breaks and funding the scientific research that is needed by these industries before they will commit to exploration in New Zealand waters.”

The support provided by the government to the oil and gas industries amounted to $46 million NZD in 2012/2013 as identified by WWF New Zealand.

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1611/S00222/nz-receives-fossil-of-the-day-at-un-climate-conference.htm

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Trump Watch | Nov. 30, 2016 11:54AM EST

Two More Trump Cabinet Picks Value 'Fossil Fuel Profits Above All Else'

Climate Nexus

http://www.ecowatch.com/trump-chao-fallin-2119868573.html

Agelbert NOTE: The Cabinet Picks for the Trailer Trash Trump Administration all have one thing in common, the same meter reading (SEE BELOW) in regard to the biosphere and the health and welfare of future generations.

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From Fracking Enthusiast to Exxon CEO: Trump's Latest Picks


http://www.ecowatch.com/trump-cooke-tillerson-2123963114.html
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Trump Watch| Dec. 07, 2016 04:09PM EST


Trump Picks Scott Pruitt,    'Puppet of the Fossil Fuel Industry,'  to Head EPA

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http://www.ecowatch.com/trump-appoint-scott-pruitt-epa-2134133576.html


 
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Scott Pruitt is anti immigration, antiObamacare and anti criminal justice reform—and he doesn't believe in the idea of human-made climate change.

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After weeks of speculation, the president-elect has decided who will head the EPA. His name is Scott Pruitt. As Oklahoma attorney general since 2010, Pruitt has been staunchly anti-EPA: He’s been involved in at least nine lawsuits with the federal agency, often challenging its power over state governments.

Like the majority of President-elect Donald Trump’s staff picks, Pruitt does not agree with the science behind climate change. In May, he wrote for the National Review that the global warming debate “is far from settled”—even though 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree that climate change is real and that humans are behind it.

Now, as head of the EPA, Pruitt will have the power to enforce—or, rather, not—the federal regulations created by the agency that are meant to protect the health of the planet and its inhabitants. Policies like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act will be under his control. So will the agency's environmental justice program, which arguably already exhibits a lack of concern for environmental discrimination, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Pruitt has also argued that the EPA oversteps its duties, so he will likely minimize the agency's involvement in state decisions, granting states the power to pollute and emit carbon as they desire. This aligns with Trump's plan to revive the coal industry, reduce regulation and ignore the climate catastrophe. Trump can't take these actions alone—he needs the support of the EPA, which he has now ensured.

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/3-things-people-color-need-know-about-trumps-epa-pick
 

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With EPA Admin Pick
, Trump Says to Polluters: Do It Pruitt.
 
 In the struggle between polluters and the people, polluters have long had an ally in Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Given their campaign contributions, even though he couldn’t run for re-election, “ally” might not be a strong enough word. As RL Miller of Climate Hawks put it, “Pruitt is simply a blunt tool of the fossil fuel industry.”
 
When polluters needed someone to sue the EPA to keep the Clean Power Plan from regulating their products, Pruitt was there. When ExxonMobil needed defending from the #ExxonKnew investigations, Pruitt was there. When Devon Energy needed someone to put their name on a letter the company wrote to the EPA alleging federal regulators were overestimating pollution from energy companies, Pruitt was there.
 
 Now these polluters won’t even have to go through the trouble of passing off their opinion as Pruitt’s. They’ll be able to call him directly, as he has reportedly been tapped by Trump to be EPA administrator.
 
 The phrase “fox guarding the henhouse” has been tossed around a lot lately, but is now more applicable than ever. Pruitt was not only at the center of the New York Times’ investigation that discovered a "unprecedented, secretive alliance" between the fossil fuel industry and Republican Attorneys General but is also a foe of the Humane Society of the United States.
 
 Yes, the man responsible for protecting animals and the environment in the Trump administration has harassed and criticized the most well-known animal-protecting charity in America, where people go to adopt puppies and help kitties find a home. Pruitt antagonized the group to the point that his predecessor, former Oklahoma AG Drew Edmondson, sued Pruitt on behalf of the Humane Society.
 
 Hopefully Congress can be persuaded to refuse his confirmation and force Trump to choose someone who at least pretends to prioritize people and the planet over fossil fuel profits.
 
 If not, history books will likely have a short answer to the question of how the EPA became a blunt tool of the fossil fuel industry: Pruitt was there.   

 
Like an exploding oil pipeline, they’ll say, during his tenure at the EPA, Scott Pruitt up.
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Fear and Loathing at Koch-Funded Trump “Shadow Transition Team” Event

Science gives way to science fiction at an ominous meeting of fossil fuel elites 


By Philip Newell


https://nexusmedianews.com/fear-and-loathing-at-koch-funded-trump-shadow-transition-team-event-34d2b2e72043#.ti2vj8j0w
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December 12, 2016

Trump Pick of ExxonMobil CEO for Secretary of State Would Lead to Corruption and Cronyism

Janet Redman of Oil Change International says we should feel no relief if Rex Tillerson were to divest all his shares and no longer head ExxonMobil.


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=17908



Will Trump Scrap NASA’s Climate Research Mission?

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

By Andrew Revkin / ProPublica

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/will_trump_scrap_nasas_climate_research_mission_20161212

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Why Trump's Win is Koch Coup of Our Democracy 


Published on Dec 15, 2016


Thom talks with America's Lawyer Mike Papantonio about Republican the latest Republican skulduggery in North Carolina, Big Oil taking over our government, and the ongoing Koch coup of our democracy.

Later on in the program, Thom talks with Kymone Freeman of We Act Radio and Angela Morabito of StandUnited.org about the Republican war on the New Deal, the coming crackdown on climate science, and how Portland is taking a stand against outrageous CEO pay.


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Gov. Brown to Trump: 'We’ve got Scientists, We’ve Got Lawyers and We’re Ready to Fight'



FULL ARTICLE with added video:

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