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  • Chasm divides parties on climate change

    Democrats ranked climate change as the most pressing global problem facing the U.S., while Republicans find it the least urgent, a poll said.

  • UN climate chief: Global warming a public health issue

    Christiana Figueres argues that older, dirtier forms of energy are likely the first to be eliminated under a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Doing so would improve public health by reducing air pollutants and slashing heat-trapping carbon emissions.

  • US fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A U.S investment group has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions. The agreement, inked by the ACO Investment Group and the Ministry of Energy,...

  • Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk

    MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes. Representatives of the "Oil and Water Don't Mix" coalition say they'll attend...

  • Energy efficiency saves NY state, cities $4M

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Energy efficiency programs are leading to big savings for state and local governments in New York state. The New York Power Authority reported Wednesday that $4 million has been saved in the first six months of 2014 after efficiency programs were implemented at 100 state and...

  • Obama's push for climate deal could hurt vulnerable Dems

    Reports that President Obama is pursuing a strategy to strike an international climate accord that wouldn't require Senate ratification could harm a handful of vulnerable Senate Democrats running for seats in November.

  • Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon

    A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill in Fresno, California, denied the...

  • Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue. The...

  • Energy-state Democrats slam Obama plan for international climate change pact

    Vulnerable Democrats from energy-producing states are unhappy with a move by President Obama to seal a climate change pact with world leaders.

  • GOP: Come clean on water rule

    House Republicans are suspicious of a proposed EPA rule, one they say could subject lots of private property to federal regulation.

  • Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies. The state Division of Elections counted 17,721 absentee and early votes Tuesday,...

  • State Dept.: Obama not side-stepping Senate on climate deal

    "Not a word of the new climate agreement currently under discussion has been written, so it is entirely premature to say whether it will or won't require Senate approval," State's Jen Psaki said.

  • Winter blackouts could hit Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, regional grid operator warns

    A repeat of last winter's deep freeze could lead to power blackouts in a states from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Obama administration seeks to bypass Senate on climate deal

    The Obama administration's strategy for inking a climate change deal would involve voluntary pledges and binding commitments from a 1992 treaty that wouldn't require Senate ratification, according to a report.

  • Is Obama's war on coal burying the Democrats' New Deal coalition for good?

    Somewhere, Woodrow Wilson is smiling. President Obama appears to have found a way around that pesky constitutional requirement of a two-thirds majority of the Senate approving U.S. treaties with foreign nations.



From the Weekly Standard

  • A Conversation With Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

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  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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