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House candidate Nancy Skinner makes climate a centerpiece issue — in a winnable race

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To make Climate a winning issue, make Climate Candidates winners in their races. Support Nancy Skinner.
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Are you or your loved ones in the Oil Train Blast Zone?

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Oil train traffic has increased by more than 4,000 percent in the past five years. How spill-ready are you?
The myth of "burnable carbon" — for a 90% chance of success, there's no budget left.

Myth of climate “burnable carbon” – IPCC’s “carbon budget” gives one-in-three chance of failure

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Big Money people want “carbon budget” so they can die wealthier (looking at you David Koch). Is more carbon safe?
Loss of summer Arctic sea ice (from the Copenhagen Consensus)

Climate news: Arctic seafloor methane release is double previous estimates, and why that matters

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Arctic methane is a big variable in climate predictions. Observed Arctic methane emission keep getting worse.
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Obama TPP trade officials got hefty bonuses from Big Banks as “reward” for joining govt

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Obama TPP officials getting paid in advance for what? Protecting corporate interests on the government’s dime?
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Obama loosens 4-decade ban on crude oil exports

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Obama opening the door to selling even more oil overseas? Yep.
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A plan to close Social Security field offices and outsource its work

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From a leaked SSA planning doc — they’re closing their field offices & outsourcing (but shh, don’t tell anyone).
Obama's liaison to the methan and fracking industry, Heahter Zichal. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Thank You Street: Ex-Obama energy aide named to Board of methane giant Cheniere

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One more Obama official off to her reward — this time it’s Energy Dept. methane and fracking fan, Heather Zichal.
Lake Mead water levels, comparing the last three years

Climate crisis: Arizona may run out of water in 6 years

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Paulson wants a carbon tax. Phoenix wants water. Both are Republican. Will this move the needle on climate change?
Mountain-top removal in coal-heavy states like Kentucky & West Virginia (source)

How EPA rules allow coal states like Kentucky to increase carbon emissions (you read that right)

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Bloomberg explains the trick that will allow coal states like Kentucky to increase CO2 emissions under EPA rules.
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