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Senate Weighs Key EPA Nominees With Close Ties To Chemical, Fossil Fuels

"On Wednesday, Senate lawmakers will weigh whether to confirm as the chemical industry’s top regulator a scientist who over the past two decades has helped companies argue against stricter government regulation of potentially harmful compounds in everyday products."

Source: Washington Post, 10/05/2017

High Subsidies Ensure Profit for Nearly Half New U.S. Oil Investments

"Government subsidies to American energy companies are generous enough to ensure that almost half of new investments in untapped domestic oil projects would be profitable, creating incentives to keep pumping fossil fuels despite climate concerns, according to a new study."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/04/2017

"Eating Grass-Fed Beef Isn’t as Climate-Friendly as You May Think"

"Of the many terms attached to our burgers and steaks, "sustainable" and "grass-fed" often sit next to each other. But a new study finds that raising livestock on grassy pastures is far from sustainable and doesn't have the climate benefits proponents have claimed."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/04/2017

"Rick Perry Manages To Unite Oil, Gas, Wind And Solar — Against Him"

"As he did nearly a year ago to win the presidency, Donald Trump has done the seemingly impossible and brought together disparate coalitions of unlikely interests. This week, it happened again when Trump managed to unite an unlikely band of fossil-fuel and renewable-energy advocates."

Source: Washington Post, 10/04/2017

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