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Bill Gates: Young people needed to help solve energy problem

Bill and Melinda Gates talk to reporters about the 2016 annual letter from their foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in New York, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. The Gates want young people to get involved in solving major world problems, like finding clean energy sources and changing the division of household and childcare labor between men and women. The couple, co-chairs of the largest private foundation in the world, has made a tradition of releasing an annual letter on philanthropy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates want young people to get involved in solving major world problems, like finding clean energy sources and changing the division of household and childcare labor between men and women. The couple, co-chairs of the largest private foundation in the world, has made a tradition of releasing an annual letter on philanthropy. This year’s ...

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Vermont lawmakers hear testimony on climate divestment

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben says Vermont lawmakers should consider broader financial implications of the state’s investments as it considers whether to divest from some or all fossil fuel companies. He was among those testifying Friday afternoon at a joint hearing of two legislative committees that also heard state Treasurer Beth Pearce insist that lawmakers ...

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Obama says climate rule on ‘strong legal footing’

ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on “strong legal footing” in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda. Obama is telling political donors in California that the Supreme Court’s decision to freeze a new rule reducing power plant emissions is only a temporary setback. The power plant rule ...

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Cramer – Obama’s budget asking for money to wage war on fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer criticized President Obama’s request for an additional $12 million for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). Its purpose is to enforce civil and criminal environmental laws and programs. This 11 percent increase is the largest requested out of all the Department of Justice’s divisions. Central among the ENRD responsibilities ...

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Court’s stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term. The high court’s stay allows the Democrat’s re-election campaign to avoid — for now — the thicket of political thorns growing out of the debate over the future ...

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Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation’s obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement. But environmentalists and academic experts are more nervous. They are concerned that any significant pause in implementing mandated reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired ...

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Cramer statement on Supreme Court’s stay of Clean Power Plan

Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments today after the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 5 to 4, voted to block enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation is underway to determine if the proposed regulations violate the U.S. Constitution. “Thankfully, the Supreme Court voted to stay the EPA’s implementation of the Clean ...

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