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Brown Accuses Cap-And-Trade Opponents of Political Terrorism

The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Governor Brown Accuses Cap-And-Trade Opponents of Political Terrorism

Originally posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

At Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco skyline right behind him on July 25, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 398 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), controversial legislation that extends California’s cap-and-trade program for another ten years until 2030.

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Opposing Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

The ECOreport talks to some of the parties opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision

By Roy L Hales

A week has passed since Donald John Trump announced “the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone X L pipeline.” Disregarding opposition from local communities, Native Americans and environmentalists, Trump said “TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long over-due project with efficiency and with speed.” today a coalition of environmental groups opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision responded by filing a lawsuit against the United States department of State.
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California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

On January 12, California Assemblymembers Autumn R. Burke, Jim Cooper, Evan Low, and Blanca Rubio introduced legislation, AB 151, to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020.

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Phasing Out California’s Last Nuclear Plant

The ECOreport reposts the utility’s announcement of an agreement phasing out California’s last Nuclear Plant by 2025

Press Release from PG&E

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Reflecting California’s changing energy landscape, PG&E today announced a Joint Proposal with labor and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E’s production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

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Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Frankenfish

The ECOreport reposts story of a Coalition of Fishing, Consumer, and Environmental Groups take legal action against GMO salmon Their Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Frankenfish

Originally Published on Cascade Wildlands

A broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon, and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the world has approved a GE animal for commercial sale and consumption.

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Indigenous Leaders Slam Brown At COP 21

California’s Governor got a nasty surprise, at the end of his keynote address Indigenous leaders slam Brown at COP 21

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

At the end of his keynote address at the World Climate Summit in Paris yesterday, Indigenous leaders heckled Governor Jerry Brown, challenging him on his support of controversial carbon trading polices that represent “a new form of colonialism” that could potentially cause genocide.

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Obama Rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThis morning, President Barack Obama Rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline. He does not believe this project will make a meaningful long-term contribution to America’s economy, lower gas prices or increase America’s energy security. What it could do is undercut the nation’s global leadership in the fight against Climate Change.
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TransCanada Asks For A Delay On The Keystone XL

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTransCanada asks for a delay on the Keystone XL pipeline. In a letter to Secretary of State Kerry, the pipeline company claims this is necessary because of a dispute over the route through Nebraska. Critics claim the real reason is to avoid a potential rejection by President Barack Obama and put the final decision in the hands of the next U.S.  Administration.

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Lancashire says No To Another Fracking Bid

David Cameron’s government wants LNG, but in what some call a Waterloo for the UK’s hopes to develop natural gas, Lancashire says No to another fracking bid

Originally Published by Click Green

The brakes have been put on the UK’s “all-out drive” for shale gas after councillors today rejected a key planning application by fracking firm Cuadrilla to drill in Lancashire.

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The UK’s Omnishambles of An Energy Policy

Environmental & Industry Reactions To The Government’s Decision To End Onshore Wind Subsidies

Originally Published by Click Green

The Government’s decision to end subsidies for new onshore wind farms will have a massive impact on the renewable energy sector and demonstrates the UK’s “omnishambles of an energy policy”, according to a number of industry leaders and commentators.
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