NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming.

“We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection.

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Blue State Policies Leaving Taxpayers Poorer

You’ve got to admire the full frontal audacity of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, and their union and pressure group comrades in arms. Their hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny are boundless, especially on fiscal, energy and climate change issues.

Amid the seventh year of a “New York is open for business” advertising campaign that has spent $354 million thus far, they are presiding over tax and regulatory regimes, mountains of debt, intransigent public sector unions, anti-nuclear, anti-fossil fuel energy policies that are anything but business-friendly – and press conferences that promise more of the same for state businesses, taxpayers, and pensioners.

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Climate skeptics have valid reasons to question man-made warming

Many people are actively worried about global warming. And it frustrates them that skeptics and “deniers” refuse to acknowledge the “science” of such an urgent, man-made problem.

But there may be valid reasons to dispute the theory that man is responsible for climate change. And to demonstrate why the issue isn’t so clearcut here’s a basic climate question to ponder:

As the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere increases, does its ability to absorb heat increase, decrease, or remain the same?

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Woman Blames A Rachel Maddow And Booze Cocktail For Threatening Scott Pruitt

Federal agents opened an investigation into a woman who claimed the ramblings of a liberal talk show host and a belly full of beer prompted her to threaten EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on social media.

An Arkansas resident wrote “a threatening post” on Twitter last April against Pruitt, according to a report Friday from E&E News. EPA and FBI agents in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas began a probe shortly after the comments went public.

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Enviros Freak Out As Germany Makes About-Face On Anti-Coal Campaign

Cheers to Germany’s ‘climate chancellor’ for making a mess of a once well-oiled country.

Environmentalists are bemoaning Germany’s decision to abandon a nearly impossibly lofty goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent within the next two years.

Germany’s new coalition agreed to drop plans to cut emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, according to a report Monday from Reuters. Some critics believe the move is an embarrassing development for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was once dubbed the “climate chancellor.”

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Zinke Wants Interior Agencies Out Of DC, Moved To Lands They Manage

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to restructure his department and relocate tens of thousands of government workers closer to the regions they oversee, The Washington Post reports.

The overhaul would be the largest undertaking the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) 168-year history. Zinke’s plan divides the U.S. into 13 regions and moves bureau headquarters into the heart of each. The moves would improve Americans’ access to government officials, especially in the West, and make Interior more cohesive as a whole.

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Supreme Court will decide the fate of an endangered frog in a regulatory swamp

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Neomi Rao, head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, noted in a December op-ed that “in the previous administration, agencies frequently exceeded their legal authority when imposing costly rules [and that s]ome agencies announced important policy changes without following the formal rule-making process.”

That will end, she said, because the Trump administration is committed “to a regulatory policy that actually works.”

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New York City mayor seeks billions from oil companies, blames them for climate change

A week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in damages from five major oil-and-gas companies while moving to divest from fossil fuels.

“It’s time for them to start paying for the damage they have done,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference at the Manhattan Youth Center. “It’s time for Big Oil to take responsibility for the devastation they have wrought.”

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Sen. Warren ‘Delighted’ Tax Plan is Benefiting Her Constituents, Then Rails Against It

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts railed against GOP-led tax cuts Wednesday before admitting that they will likely result in lower electricity rates for people in her home state.

Warren railed against the tax cuts during an interview on Fox News, but back-peddled after interviewer Bret Baier mentioned energy companies are planning rate cuts in response to reduced corporate taxes.

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Insane: New York mayor to sue oil companies for bad weather

Sandy struck during high tide at the tip of Manhattan.

Commissar Bill de Blasio of New York is suing oil companies, claiming they cause global warming, which in turn worsened the severity of Hurricane Sandy and damaged the city.

The attempt by a commissar of the left to shake down the engines of capitalism is hardly unprecedented.  What is unprecedented is the use of Orwellian doublethink to prosecute such an endeavor.

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Dems Suggest Trump’s Florida Oil Drilling Exemption Reeks Of Political Cronyism

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Democrats are painting the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Tuesday decision to exempt Florida from its new offshore oil-and-gas leasing plan as a naked political ploy designed to help Republicans.

President Donald Trump’s move allowing Florida to opt out of the new policy was done to help Republican Gov. Rick Scott before he runs for Senate, according to Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Bill Nelson of Florida. They are also annoyed that the DOI did not carve out exemptions for their states.

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