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Why Theresa May’s Political Gamble Failed

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED on the UK’s 2017 election, Why Theresa May’s political gamble failed

Originally Published on University of Kent News

Analysis of the result of the 2017 General Election by experts at the University and Royal Holloway, University of London has examined why Theresa May’s gamble at the polls in June backfired.

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Why The Chinese Government Is Afraid Of Female Activists

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists

Originally Published on U of T News

Diana Fu is an assistant professor of Asian politics at U of T Scarborough. She and a student visited China recently to figure out why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists.

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Opposing Fossil Fuel Interests In Congress

The ECOreport reposts an OP Ed about the growing movement, opposing fossil fuel interests in Congress

Press Release from the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Two major Democratic candidates challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District — Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers — have taken a pledge to reject campaign contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries, and to put the health of families, our climate, and our democracy ahead of fossil fuel industry profits.

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EPA Pushes Board of Scientific Counselors Out The Door

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

 The message to all federal employees is, if you haven’t drunk deeply of the Trump-inspired nonsense spewed by the putative president, America has no use for you. Scott Pruitt, chief defender of the faith at the agency formerly known as the Environmental Protection Agency, is on a mission to slash the agency’s staffing levels and budget.

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Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

The ECOreport reposts a OP-Ed from California, Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Responding to President Donald Trump’s decision on June 1 to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown immediately issued a bluntly-worded statement condemning the decision.

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Liberals Reject Recommendations From Special Committee On Electoral Reform

The ECOreport reposts news about another of Justin Trudeau’s broken campaign promises, Liberals reject recommendations from Special Committee on Electoral Reform

Splicing together two Press Release from the Green Party of Canada

By Elizabeth May

A disappointment in Parliament today where the Liberals used their majority to defeat a motion to accept recommendations from the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. Two courageous Liberal MPs joined Green Party leader Elizabeth May, the Bloc Quebecois, NDP, and Conservative MPs to vote for the ERRE report.

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What Does The NDP-Green Agreement Mean for British Columbians?

The ECOreport asks,  what does the NDP-Green Agreement mean for British Columbians?

By Roy L Hales

Though still nominally premier, Christy Clark knows her government’s days are numbered. If she doesn’t resign, the BC Liberals will be toppled by a non confidence motion when the provincial legislature reassembles in June. Clark intends to continue as Leader of the Opposition. So what does the NDP-Green agreement mean for British Columbians?
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Stop British Columbia’s Bad Deals

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed and appeal for action to stop British Columbia’s Bad Deals

From the Sierra Club BC

By Galen Armstrong

In less than two weeks, BC Hydro will force Ken and Arlene Boon to leave the land they’ve farmed for thirty-seven years. They and other farmers are already being evicted to make way for the Site C dam. The traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations is being scraped clean of trees years in advance of the proposed flooding.

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David Bernhardt’s Potential Conflict Of Interest

The ECOreport reposts a response to the Congressional Review of a proposed Deputy Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt’s Potential Conflict Of Interest

Press Release from Mojave Desert Land Trust

Joshua Tree, CA – Today, David Bernhardt underwent congressional review for his nomination as Deputy Interior Secretary, the second ranking official in the Department of the Interior. Despite his prior experience at the Department of the Interior during the Bush administration, Bernhardt has a long history of lobbying against the agency as a partner at the firm Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck. Bernhardt conducted legal work for Cadiz Inc., a company that aims to drain water from an aquifer in the Mojave Trails National Monument for use in coastal communities.
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Will This Election End The Politicization Of BC Hydro & ICBC?

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from British Columbia, Will This Election End The Politicization Of BC Hydro & ICBC?

Originally Published on BC Policy Perspectives

By Richard McCandless

The Green Party currently holds the balance of power, and now must make the transformation from opposition critic to assisting a new administration in dealing with the multitude of issues faced by any government. Even if the NDP loses the Courteny- Comox riding to the Liberals, the support of the three Green members will be important in steering the Liberal government toward “good public policy” as defined by the Greens.
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