The ECOreport reposts another OP-Ed from a former senior analyst in the DOE, America’s Vulnerable Infrastructure
Originally Published on Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist
By Allan Hoffman
This article is on a topic I have touched on before in this blog – the vulnerability of our infrastructure. The purpose of the article is twofold: to gather in one place my various thoughts on infrastructure vulnerability, and to issue a call for action to reduce this vulnerability before our infrastructure is compromised and we have to pay an unacceptably high price. This concern is valid for the U.S. and for other countries highly dependent on infrastructure.
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The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED from the ongoing struggle in the United States, Congressional Attacks On The Endangered Species Act
Originally Published on Defenders of Wildlife
By Mary Price
They’re at it again. Today Congress reviewed six bills over the course of two legislative hearings in both the House and Senate that would undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is just the latest chapter in the ongoing assault against the ESA by one of the most anti-wildlife Congresses we’ve seen in decades.
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The ECOreport reposts a report from the US Government’s ongoing energy conflict, Perry Toots the Wind Power Horn
Originally Posted on Clean Technica
By Tina Casey
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is playing some serious mind games with the Trump Administration, or at least so it seems. Tension is mounting over the immanent release of a new grid study that is supposed to support President Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric, but just yesterday Perry used his own @SecretaryPerry account to tweet a whopper of a shoutout to the US wind energy industry.
Err…so, what gives?
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The ECOreport reposts another report of the conflict between Young Activists Protest Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
Youth climate justice leaders from Oregon and California, including members of the Hoopa Valley, Yurok, and Siletz tribes, challenged the Liquid Natural Gas Pipeline as a threat to climate, water and communities on July 14, at 12:30 pm in Vogel Plaza in downtown Medford, Oregon.
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The ECOreport reposts analysis of America’s struggle for a low carbon future, Trump won’t stop energy storage & renewables
Originally Published on Lux Research
By: Yuan-Sheng Yu
President Trump’s energy agenda’s strongly positive rhetoric around boosting oil and gas production and revitalizing the coal industry will only go so far, as economics in both industries play a larger role. Despite Trump’s political agenda, his actual influence will have an overall moderate impact in the U.S. energy landscape.
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The ECOreport reposts further news of the Trump regime, EPA Pushes Board of Scientific Counselors Out The Door
Originally Posted on Clean Technica
by Steve Hanley
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the United States, Withdrawing From Paris Accord Was Not In The National Interest
Originally Posted on the Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist
By Allan Hoffman
It is hard to even know where to begin to respond to President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. This is not because it was unexpected – the Trump Administration has sent several signals through its appointments that acceptance of and actions to address global warming and climate change is not on its agenda. What is most striking and disturbing, in this author’s opinion, is the distortion of facts and outright lying that defined the President’s withdrawal statement, and the impact that this withdrawal will have on our country and its standing in the world. While the decision by the U.S. to withdraw will not stop other countries, and states and localities in the U.S., from continuing their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, it will slow down the global effort and is a tragic decision on three grounds – moral, economic, and national security. I discuss each of these below.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about America’s withdrawal, Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump
The Conversation via Clean Technica
By Luke Kemp
The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would be the best outcome for international climate action.
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The ECOreport looks into the United States withdrawal from COP 21, Trump wants a new climate deal
By Roy L Hales
Though often been portrayed as a climate change denier, the President made no reference to climate when he explained the reasons for America’s withdrawal from the agreement reached at Paris in 2015. Rather, it seems Donald Trump wants a new climate deal.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Trump’s climate policy, RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
Originally Published on RMI Outlet
Friends, we are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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