Environmental Politics

Sanders and Clinton Court West Virginians Hit Hard by Coal’s Decline

"With West Virginia’s economy battered by a coal industry in free fall, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is hoping that a strong showing in this state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday will keep him a force in the party’s politics by showing that his message still resonates, even though his rival, Hillary Clinton, has an almost insurmountable lead in delegates."

Source: NY Times, 05/10/2016

CA Coastal Commission Pushed Scientists To Change Views On Big Project

"The future of the Newport Banning Ranch site, where developers want to build a hotel and hundreds of homes, now rests with the California Coastal Commission — which is engaged in its own struggle for identity."

Source: LA Times, 05/09/2016

"EPA Chief Says Carbon Rule Not Killing Coal Country"

"The top U.S. environmental regulator said Friday that federal rules to curb power plant pollution are not the cause of the economic decline of coal country after presidential candidates confronted anger on the campaign trail this week from laid-off West Virginia miners."

Source: Reuters, 05/09/2016

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