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As Green New Deal Fight Shifts To 2020, Young Activists Hit The Road

"The Sunrise Movement’s Road to a Green New Deal Tour will make stops in states like Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania."

"The Green New Dealers are taking their movement on the road.

It’s been a whirlwind two months since the youth activists of the Sunrise Movement staged protests in Democratic leaders’ offices, bringing into the mainstream calls for a Green New Deal ― a sweeping federal policy that would mandate 100 percent renewable energy and provide good-paying sustainable jobs to millions of Americans.

Source: HuffPost, 01/07/2019

Park Service Takes ‘Extraordinary Step’ Of Dipping Into Entrance Fees

"The National Park Service will take the unprecedented step of tapping entrance fees to pay for expanded operations at its most popular sites, officials said Sunday, as the federal government shutdown threatens to degrade some of the nation’s iconic landmarks."

Source: Washington Post, 01/07/2019

"Groups Protest DOE Rule To Classify Critical Electric Facilities"

"A trio of public interest groups have lodged a protest against a proposed Department of Energy rule to designate critical electric infrastructure.

The rule proposed in October laid out how DOE would employ its authority to designate critical electric infrastructure under the Federal Power Act.

Source: EnergyWire, 01/04/2019

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