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Report Slams Drilling Oversight, Tells of Fracking’s Impact

A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments …

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Report Slams Pa. Drilling Oversight, Tells of Fracking’s Impact

A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments regulatin …

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Trucker Slams Tesla Semi Truck Based On Politics, Not Facts

Tesla Semi interview Fox Business Elizabeth MacDonald - Matthew GarnettOn Thursday night, November 16, Tesla and Elon Musk revealed a prototype of their semi truck. While the Tesla Semi is at least a few years away from production, most industry observers were impressed with the announced performance specifications of the truck. But then entered truck driver Matthew Garnett, who was interviewed Friday, November 17, on Fox Business by reporter Elizabeth MacDonald. Mr. Garnett, a frequent guest on Fox News and a contributor to The Federalist blog, is quite outspoken on his views, especially about the role of the US government
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Extreme Weather Slams Heartland, East Coast Awaits Winter – ABC News


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Extreme Weather Slams Heartland, East Coast Awaits Winter
ABC News
Extreme Weather Slams Heartland, East Coast Awaits Winter. More. Texas and Kansas endure whiteout snows and twisters while the Northeast experiences record high temperatures. 2:34 | 12/14/15 …

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Elon Slams Germany

Yes, the cheeky Tesla fan “mhpr262” on the Tesla Motors Club forum who shared this story under the title “Elon rampaging through Germany, severe damage!” fooled me as well

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Obama Slams Climate Change Deniers During Commencement Speech

President Barack Obama recently attended a commencement ceremony for the University of California, Irvine at the Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California. With the students, he mentioned the cold, hard reality that there are many politicians that deny climate change’s existence altogether. This compromises climate change mitigation efforts (which is most likely their goal).

He mentioned that people didn’t deny the science behind space travel which was used to get to the moon, despite concerns that space travel would be too expensive. Yet today, ignorant politicians deny the vast majority of the scientific community’s conclusion that climate change is real. That marks a new-found lack of respect for science which is reminiscent of flat-Earthers.

As Obama said:

When President Kennedy … set us on a course for the moon, there were a number of people who made a serious case that it wouldn’t be worth it … but nobody ignored the science. I don’t remember anybody saying that the moon wasn’t there, or that it was made of cheese. Today’s Congress, though, is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change. They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad.

Some others avoid the issue by asserting that they’re not scientists, which isn’t very helpful when they could simply listen to the scientists.

I don’t think travelling to the moon entailed a major change in the status quo, however, or threatened any industry’s profits. Do you? The mitigation of climate change of course does.

Several years ago, Republicans said they were skeptical of climate change mitigation efforts because they thought climate change was exaggerated, while others said it was because climate change is not anthropogenic (caused by humans). That didn’t stop many people from cutting back on gasoline and diesel purchases, as people would rather trust scientists than politicians. Therefore, they have started denying climate change altogether, citing varying reasons such as “it’s a hoax’, ‘a scam to make money,” and “another way to gain control of your life.”

Obama added:

I’m not a scientist either, but we’ve got some really good ones at NASA. I do know that the overwhelming majority of scientists who work on climate change, including some who once disputed the data, have put that debate to rest.

Stu Ostro is one senior meteorologist (not a climate scientist) at The Weather Channel who denied climate change and has now changed his mind, and admitted that he was just being stubborn. There are just a few people left who haven’t come around to reality. But some of those people are very rich and powerful.

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Top Climatologist Slams Science Magazine For Getting The Extreme Weather … – ThinkProgress


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Top Climatologist Slams Science Magazine For Getting The Extreme Weather
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Climate change makes a variety of extreme weather events more likely and more intense, including heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and superstorms. A growing body of science makes that clear. That literature — coupled with the astonishing number of 
climate talks expected to deliver loss and damage mechanismReuters AlertNet

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GOP slams EPA on ‘fracking’ as committee leader weighs bill – The Hill (blog)


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GOP slams EPA on 'fracking' as committee leader weighs bill
The Hill (blog)
Smith, who said the EPA has been “complicit” in efforts to undercut gas production enabled by hydraulic fracturing, said he fears the study's design does not put risks in their proper context. “I am concerned that the EPA has failed to include a risk
Lawmakers Question Results Of EPA 'Fracking' StudyTalk Radio News Service
EPA's Fracking 'Witch Hunt' Decried by GOPCourthouse News Service
Lawmakers grill EPA over approach to fracking researchPittsburgh Post Gazette
Sheridan Media (press release) –The Journal News | LoHud.com
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Jeb Bush slams Cuomo on fracking – New York Post

Jeb Bush slams Cuomo on fracking
New York Post
Bush, a featured speaker at the state Conservative Party's annual fund-raising dinner at the Sheraton , called hydraulic fracking of natural gas one of America's great energy innovations. “We should be celebrating this phenomenal achievement – and we
Jeb gets all up in New York's fracking businessBizPac Review

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Report slams new coal power station in India

An independent report into a huge coal power station being built in energy-starved India on Tuesday called for construction to be halted immediately due to environmental damage.
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