Economy & Business

"A Bleak Outlook for Trump’s Promises to Coal Miners"

"Donald J. Trump made coal a centerpiece of his campaign, holding rousing rallies with miners in hard hats, who he said had been neglected under eight years of the Obama administration. ... Now, though, coal may prove a different sort of symbol — that is, of the challenges that the president-elect will face delivering on his many promises to restore struggling sectors of the American economy."

Source: NY Times, 11/21/2016

"Don’t Freak Out About The Future Of Clean Energy Under Trump"

"As the country awoke a week ago to the news of an impending Donald Trump presidency, shares in wind and solar energy companies quickly plummeted. ... But while all of this may look like bad news for renewables, some experts are arguing that the arrival of the new administration hardly spells a death knell for the industry."

Source: Wash Post, 11/17/2016

Battle Over Washington State’s Proposed Carbon Tax Gets Even Weirder

"A carbon tax proposal in Washington state, scheduled for the ballot on Tuesday, has been drawing national attention for weeks as a result of the unexpected controversy it’s inspired among environmental groups, many of whom have outright opposed the initiative."

Source: Wash Post, 11/08/2016

Enviros Backing Standing Rock Protesters Target Bankers Behind Pipeline

"In early August, just as protesters from across the country descended on North Dakota to rally against an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, some of the world’s biggest banks signed off on a $2.5 billion loan to help complete the sprawling project. Now, those banks — which include Citigroup and Wells Fargo of the United States, TD Bank of Canada and Mizuho of Japan — have come under fire for their role in bankrolling the pipeline."

Source: NY Times, 11/08/2016

Flint Congressman Wants Probe After Lead Treatment Drug Price Hike

"Rep. Dan Kildee has asked Congressional leaders to launch an investigation into a pharmaceutical company accused of raising prices of its lead treatment drug in the wake of Flint's lead water crisis receiving international attention."

Source: Flint Journal, 11/02/2016

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