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Trump Aims To Open Vital U.S. Forest To Logging, Drilling, Mining | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Aims To Open Vital U.S. Forest To Logging, Drilling, Mining | Rachel Maddow...

Rachel Maddow reports on the Trump admnistration's loosening of restrictions on methane, and plans to open the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to logging, mining, and drilling, despite a report by Trump's own USDA describing the vital role of the…
Tom Steyer Unveils Climate Plan | All In | MSNBC

Tom Steyer Unveils Climate Plan | All In | MSNBC

Billionaire Tom Steyer, the latest Democratic presidential candidate, unveils his climate plan and talks Trump impeachment with Chris Hayes. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives.…
Shameless Donald Trump Favor For Donor Threatens To Normalize Corruption | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Shameless Donald Trump Favor For Donor Threatens To Normalize Corruption | Rachel Maddow |...

Rachel Maddow looks at Donald Trump's penchant for making things up can have a wearing effect on Americans who insist on reality, and similarly, Trump's open, shameless corruption risks numbing the American public to the scandal and outrage of actions…
Russia Is Attacking Our Power Grid, Leaving The U.S. 'In Crisis' | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Russia Is Attacking Our Power Grid, Leaving The U.S. ‘In Crisis’ | Velshi &...

Russia is attacking the midterm elections and our power grid. Stephanie Ruhle breaks down what is, or isn’t being done about these cyber attacks. Weighing in: Axios Deputy Editor, Dave Lawler. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the…
Halliburton Makes Ryan Zinke's Beer Dream Come True | All In | MSNBC

Halliburton Makes Ryan Zinke’s Beer Dream Come True | All In | MSNBC

The Interior Department's inspector general is investigating whether Zinke colluded to have Halliburton's chairman build him the microbrewery he's always wanted in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth…

ACT under pressure to ‘succumb to politics’ of energy guarantee, minister says

The ACT’s climate change minister, Shane Rattenbury, says the territory is under intense pressure to “succumb to the politics” of reaching agreement on the national energy guarantee, even though it doubts the change is in the national interest. Read more “I think this is the great dilemma for the ACT,” Rattenbury told a forum at the Australian National University. “We think there are significant policy issues still to be addressed but we have to survive the politics.” “There’s a strong argument being put that it’s in the national interest for us to deliver an outcome on this.” Rattenbury said the ACT’s decision about whether to support or torpedo the Neg would be a cabinet decision, not a decision he took unilaterally as the relevant portfolio minister. Rattenbury is in an unusual position because he is a Greens MP in a Labor government. Rattenbury said because “people have sought to make some degree of political mischief and legitimise the ACT government’s position” he had taken the decision the territory government needed to own the final position. “I’ll be perfectly blunt about that – I’ve taken the politically rational decision that this will be a cabinet decision, not my decision.” As the decision on the Neg moves to crunch point, Victoria and Queensland have both expressed concerns about having to make a final determination before all the Coalition party-room processes are exhausted in Canberra. Some Turnbull government MPs have flagged crossing the floor. The ACT, Victoria and Queensland all say the Neg’s emissions reduction target of 26% below 2005 levels by 2030 is too low, but internal opposition within the Turnbull government constrains the commonwealth’s ability to offer an alternative at Coag with higher ambition. In an effort to keep the states at the table, the energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, has offered state ministers a 2024 review of the Neg’s emissions reduction target, and a two-step process before sign-off. The process the commonwealth envisages is in-principle agreement at the first meeting, with final agreement conditional on the states having no concerns on 14 August.
EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations

EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations

Concerns are rising for residents living near coal ash ponds after Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, rolled back regulations on the storage of the toxic waste. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.
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The EPA Head and the Lobbyist Landlady

The Story: The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has leased a Washington D.C. condo, at a rate lower than market, owned by...