Rhode Island’s AG Sued For Withholding Docs In Global Warming Investigation

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin

A conservative legal group is suing Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin for withholding records regarding a “secret pact” the office has with other attorneys general investigating ExxonMobil’s global warming stance.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EELI) is suing Kilmartin’s office for refusing to release some records regarding a “common interest agreement” between Democratic AG offices that participated in a March event hosted by New York AG Eric Schneiderman.

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U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

Hurricane Wilma was last major hurricane to hit U.S.

Hurricane Wilma was last major hurricane to hit U.S.

No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005–129 months ago.

The 2016 hurricane season–which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30–is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.

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GOP chairman: Kids are ‘brainwashed’ on climate change

inhofeSen. James Inhofe says school children are being “brainwashed” into believing in climate change and that parents need to “un-brainwash” them.

Inhofe, an outspoken climate change skeptic and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said he came to the realization when his granddaughter challenged him on his denial of the science behind global warming.

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A new global warming study says only a total power shutdown can save us now

no uberThe National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has a new study this week: to prevent catastrophic global warming, the world will need to stop emitting all man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) by 2085.

So say goodbye to Uber, iPhones, computers, trains, planes, automobiles, air conditioners, heating, or anything that even remotely relies on fossil fueled power. It means our entire way of life would be thrown into the Stone Age to prevent an unlikely two-degree Celsius rise in temperatures from occurring by 2100.

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Dems Add Carbon Tax To Platform, Ignore Claims It’s A ‘Wedge Issue’

dncThe Democratic Party added a carbon tax to a plank on its party platform Tuesday, addressing so-called man-made global warming, despite warnings from one of the party’s wealthiest benefactors.

“Democrats believe that carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases should be priced to reflect their negative externalities, and to accelerate the transition to a clean economy and help meet out climate goals,” the Democratic Party platform now reads.

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Dems Officially Slash ‘All Of The Above’ Energy Plan From Platform

energy protestThe Democratic Party’s 2016 platform has done away with calls for an “all of the above” energy policy, instead embracing a goal of getting half of America’s power from “clean energy” within a decade.

The phrase “all of the above” does not appear once in the 2016 platform, but the phrase “clean energy,” referring to wind and solar power, appears 27 times and references positive phrases such as “jobs,” “economy,” “superpower,” and “leadership.” The document dedicates an entire section of its table of contents to “Creating Good-Paying Clean Energy Jobs.”

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Climate group alarmed by call for coal in Duterte SONA

Pres. DuterteThe Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), the largest climate justice group in the Philippines, welcomed the statement of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that addressing global warming would be a top priority of his government.

However, the group expressed concern over the President’s caveat in his State of the Nation Address that a global warming solution must not stymie the country’s industrialization.

“The current global targets to address global warming and climate change are still very far from equitable, with the rich industrialized countries pledging actions that are very short of their fair share. A serious consequence of this inequity is that the aggregate impact of all country targets will still condemn us to nearly 3 degrees Celsius increase in the earth’s temperature. This is not consistent with the avowed goal in the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees,” PMCJ said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Gore gives in to pressure, says he’ll vote for Hillary

Michelle Obama speaking at the highly chaotic 2016 DNC.

Michelle Obama speaks on first night of the highly chaotic 2016 DNC.

Bowing to pressure to endorse Hillary Clinton, Al Gore finally sent out a series of tepid tweets yesterday officially saying he’ll vote for the Democratic presidential candidate.

After stories ran in Politico, Blasting News, The Tennessean, and elsewhere, the two-term vice president finally sent out a series of late-afternoon tweets letting his followers know he was voting for Hillary Clinton:

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EPA Gives Itself The Power To Regulate CO2 From Airplanes

airplaneThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report claiming greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from airliners contribute to “to the pollution that causes climate change,” thereby giving the agency more power over air travel.

EPA officials released an endangerment finding on airline emissions “in preparation for a future domestic rulemaking process to adopt future GHG standards,” according to the agency. EPA now has the self-proclaimed jurisdiction to regulate the greenhouse gases emitted every time Americans travel.

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Report: Green Billionaire Used His Money To Purchase Dem Party Energy Platform

tom_steyerBillionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is using his vast wealth to purchase the Democratic Party’s platform on climate change, as well as overturn constitutional checks on power, according to a report from an environmental legal group.

The Energy and Environment Legal Institute published a report Monday showing Steyer is using tens of millions of dollars in donations to environmental groups, candidates and political parties in an effort to make the U.S. coal-free.

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