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America’s Pending Trade Clash With China

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about global economics, America’s Pending Trade Clash With China

The Globe & Mail via the Broadbent Blog

By Andrew Jackson

While Canadians are understandably focused on what the election of President Trump means for our bilateral trading relationship and the future of NAFTA, a much bigger issue for the global economy is the pending clash between the United States and China.

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Trump’s Rollback of America’s Energy Infrastructure Takes A Giant Leap Today

The ECOreport published an OP-Ed, Trump’s Rollback of America’s Energy Infrastructure Takes A Giant Leap Today

By Roy L Hales

America’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees the development of approximately 570 million acres where there are coal deposits. Less than 1% of that is currently under development.1 That is about to change. President Donald Trump’s rollback of America’s energy infrastructure takes a giant leap today.

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  1. FEDERAL COAL PROGRAM, Programatic Environmental Impact Statement – Scoping Report, Bureau of Land Management, January 2017, p Es-1

Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future

The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED about plans to expand North America’s fossil fuel production, Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future 

By Roy L Hales

Alberta’s oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “a great day for jobs and energy independence” in the United States. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its’ current pipeline capacity1 and adding more pipelines is “not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (Global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”2 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is about our future on a planet where the scale and pace of extreme weather events is increasing.

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  1. Canadian crude oil export pipelines are utilized at 85 to 90 per cent of their capacity … based on respective historical utilization rates.” – Canada’s Energy Future 2016, National Energy Board, p 92
  2.  Ibid, p 115

Trump’s DOE Promotes Wind & Solar

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the Unites States, Trump’s DOE promotes wind & solar

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey 

All of those folks who were cautiously optimistic about former Texas Governor Rick Perry as head of the US Department of Energy might be feeling a little more cautiously optimistic now. In the past several days, the agency has pushed out some news and social media messages hinting that the agency will continue to follow through with support for renewables.

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Misconception Driving Islamophobia In Canada

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about Canada’s newest wave of immigrants, Misconception Driving Islamophobia In Canada

Originally published on University of Alberta News

By Geoff McMaster

A Radio-Canada poll released this week shows that most Canadians support welcoming refugees. But 74 per cent said they also support screening for anti-Canadian values as a way to keep terrorism out of the country.
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Trump Threatens The Environment, Health & Economic Development

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Donald Trump threatens the environment,  health & economic development

Press release from the Center for American Progress

By Carolyn Kenney

The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have raised serious concerns about the new administration’s understanding of climate change and the associated security risks. President Trump’s vocal skepticism of climate change and his appointment of several prominent climate deniers to his Cabinet, along with deep proposed budget cuts to government activities aimed at slowing or adapting to climate change, could see the new administration do untold damage to the environment, human health and security, economic development, and international peace and stability.
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Trump Exempts 3 California Oilfields From The Water Protection Rule

The ECOreport reposts a story that, at Governor Jerry Brown’s Request, Trump exempts 3 California oilfields from the Water Protection Rule

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

As soon as I heard on election night that Donald Trump was going to be the next President, I predicted on Twitter, Facebook and in conversations with friends that Governor Jerry Brown, in spite of his “green” image, would try to make a deal with Trump to build his legacy project, the environmentally destructive Delta Tunnels, and expand fracking and other oil drilling in California.

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The Battle Lines Are Drawn

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the struggle between corporate interests using old technologies & the need for a more sustainable future, the battle lines are drawn 

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The battle lines are drawn — in some cases literally. On one side are those reaping massive profits from fossil fuels, determined to extract and sell as much as possible before the market dries up. On the other are those who see the amazing potential of energy conservation, renewable energy and other innovations to reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, ecosystem destruction and exploitation of valuable non-renewable resources.

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Sportsmen & sportswomen slam Trump’s Rolling back Clean Water Rule

The ECOreport reposts news that sportsmen & sportswomen slam Trump’s Rolling back Clean Water Rule

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The Donald Trump administration has been in office only since January 21, but it has already managed to alienate one key constituency — sportsmen and sportswomen — for its attacks on the nation’s key environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.

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Chinese Coal Consumption Falling, Solar Usage Rising

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about the decline of fossil fuels: Chinese coal consumption still falling, while solar rises

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

Carbon emissions from China’s energy sector stalled last year for the third year running — as coal use fell again and solar deployment nearly doubled.

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