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Coal Miners Say They Were Duped Into Appearing In Anti-McConnell Attack Ad

Coal miners Randy Robbins and Albrow Hall say they were duped into appearing in a political attack ad for Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath, who is hoping to oust Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from his Senate seat. Their lawyers…

New Analysis Finds Green New Deal Would Crash Economy, Not Avert Warming

Reaching the “Green New Deal’s” (GND) goal of drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is practically impossible, according to an analysis using the government’s own economic modeling. The Heritage Foundation attempted to use the Energy Information Administration’s National Energy Model to forecast the…

Climate Swindle: Meet The New Scare, Same As The Old Scare

This month, The Wall Street Journal celebrated its 130th anniversary by republishing salient articles spanning that period, including this retrospectively illuminating report from February 2, 1978: A climatic disaster, triggered by the continued burning of oil and coal, could result…

This Is A Problem: Donald Trump Loves Dictators, Slams Democracy, Free Press, FBI, CIA, & US War Heroes

It’s a real surprise that some Americans still support Donald Trump. He has vehemently attacked just about everything America is supposed to stand for — democracy, freedom of speech, the rule of law, patriotic heroes of justice, the FBI’s search for justice, former US presidents and vice presidents of both parties, racial equality and religious freedom, decency, honesty, compassion, and love

Climate Change Is Catching On With Voters. Why Isn’t Jay Inslee? – The New York Times

RAYMOND, N.H. — For years, climate change was an issue of passionate concern to a few voters, but never enough to ripple presidential politics. The Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates in 2016 notoriously did not include any questions from moderators about…

Leaving the Paris Agreement Is a Bad Deal for the United States – Foreign Policy

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his intention to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, outside the White House on June 1, 2017. Win McNamee/Getty Images The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation this month aimed at preventing President Donald…

Will Republican Climate Change Proposals Work? – Pacific Standard

As conservative opinion shifts, lawmakers like Matt Gaetz and Lamar Alexander have put forward solutions that focus on “innovation” at the expense of regulation. The Republican Party’s stance on climate change has been shifting. Prominent conservatives who once might have…

Republicans Are Now Looking on the Bright Side of Climate Change – The Bulwark

To get a room of Republicans laughing these days, there’s no safer subject to bring up than the Green New Deal. Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s signature policy initiative has been a source of endless hilarity for the right since its…

Staking Out Battle Lines, House Votes to Keep U.S. in Paris Climate Pact – The New York Times

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill on Thursday that would block President Trump from abandoning the Paris Agreement on climate change and require his…