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A look at Obama’s final budget proposal for 2017

A look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here’s a look at each agency and department: ENERGY DEPARTMENT Up or down? Up 6.8 percent Highlight: — As part of a pledge following the 2015 Paris climate summit to double spending on clean energy research and development by 2021, the budget would spend $7.7 billion ...

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Blankenship defense takes aim at government regulations

Despite several rulings that appeared to limit such a strategy, lawyers for Don Blankenship are mounting a defense that is already rich with the former Massey Energy CEO’s frequent criticism of government efforts to regulate the coal-mining industry and with Massey’s battles with federal mine-safety regulators. Jurors in the landmark trial have heard testimony and viewed documents that referenced an ...

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West Virginia attorney general criticizes Obama on coal role

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Republican attorney general is criticizing President Barrack Obama for what he calls the Democrat’s assault on the state’s struggling coal industry. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey scolded the president ahead of his visit to Charleston on Wednesday to address West Virginia’s devastating drug overdose death rate — the highest in the nation. While Morrisey commends Obama ...

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New ozone regulations could cripple Pennsylvania economy, trade group says

New ozone regulations proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency potentially could destroy a manufacturing resurgence in Pennsylvania and wipe out thousands of jobs gained by the recent Marcellus shale natural gas boom. That was the message put forth by industry leaders Wednesday who railed against the proposals, which would force companies across the nation to reduce their use of ...

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Secretary of State Kerry: Iran nuclear deal is good for U.S., Israel

Secretary of Sate John Kerry looked and sounded like a salesman pitching the deal of the century yesterday morning during a speech supporting President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center. Though the deal became veto-proof earlier in the morning when Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski became the 34th senator to announce her support, Kerry nevertheless used the hard ...

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Obama: Momentum of renewables is unstoppable

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The president isn’t intimidated in the slightest by the major money from fossil-fuel and the pact the industry has with the conservative right as he announced new investment incentives for renewable energy. Bloomberg reported that on Monday, the White House announced a $1 billion increase in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects and $24 million in new grants for solar ...

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Top NASA scientist: “Power Plan is worthless”

The cheers from environmentalists are still ringing loud from President Barack Obama’s success in passing the nation’s most serious action against warming emissions. But scientists that have based their entire careers on the study of climate change have one thought about the latest rules: “practically worthless.” Those were the words of James Hansen, a climate researcher who headed NASA’s Goddard’s ...

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Obama has Wolf’s support 100%

On Monday, President Barack Obama and his administration announced the new climate change rules, and Governor Tom Wolf gives his full support. Obama’s Clean Power Plan focuses on cutting the U.S.’s power plant carbon emissions and battling climate change.  During his announcement on Monday, Obama made the following statement: We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate change ...

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