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Dems grapple with dilemma on Keystone XL pipeline

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are grappling with an election-year dilemma posed by the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Wealthy party donors are funding candidates who oppose the project — a high-profile symbol of the political debate over climate change. But some of the party’s most vulnerable incumbents are pipeline boosters, and whether Democrats retain control of the Senate after the 2014 ...

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Wealthy environmentalists push Democrats to lean-in to green energy

green energy

Democrats have decided to lean-in, not back-away, from so-called clean energy. Despite the embarrassing history of government-funded green-energy failures, “wealthy environmentalists are pushing Democrats to take bolder positions on climate change” — and global warming, as an issue, provides the impetus for more green-energy spending. The Boston Globe reported on a recent “summit between Washington’s liberal elite and San Francisco’s ...

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Gas prices may jump from California emissions law

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state’s industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It’s now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians. Starting next year, the law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says ...

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Environmentalists protest Gov. Jerry Brown at California Democratic Party convention

Jerry Brown

By David Siders LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown, rallying Democrats ahead of this year’s elections, called on his state party Saturday to join him in a “crusade” against climate change, even as environmentalists amplified their growing frustration with the governor. Activists protesting Brown’s permissiveness of hydraulic fracturing, a controversial form of oil extraction, held signs and chanted feet from the ...

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Climate consultant refutes cost assumption

Gas pumps

A consultant to Gov. Jay Inslee’s bipartisan work group on climate change is disputing Republican and oil-industry claims that a clean-fuels standard in Washington could tack $1 or more to the cost of a gallon of gasoline. In a memo dated Feb. 3 but made public this week by Inslee’s office, staffers with the Leidos consulting firm said actual effects ...

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3M named to U.S.-Chinese clean energy research team

3M

3M Co. will participate in a clean-energy research partnership with China as part of a dual-nation approach to developing greener methods of heating and cooling buildings, company officials said Tuesday. 3M will work with other American and Chinese scientists and engineers as part of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s 14-member Building Energy Efficiency Consortium. The 3M partnership, which is ...

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Polls on where Americans stand on top 5 energy issues facing Washington

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NEW YORK Dec 19 (Reuters) – In the coming year, several energy issues deemed important by public opinion polls will be in the spotlight in Washington. The list includes: the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, exports of U.S. oil, hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” decreasing ethanol requirements in gasoline, and climate change. Below is a list of public opinion polls ...

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