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Donald Trump Unveils His Energy Platform
This afternoon after he really, officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump went to the heart of America’s current oil boom to unveil his energy platform. He gave his speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. While he was sure to fit in his usual anti-immigrant rhetoric and pro-Second Amendment rhetoric, Trump did give us a few insights into what his energy policy could look like.
Unsurprisingly, Trump more or less stuck to the trusty GOP energy handbook: denying climate change, calling to abolish crucial public health standards, and promising to undo progress made in the fight against climate change. Here are just a few of his most noteworthy ideas and their consequences:
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A person walks past pump jacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, California, on January 16, 2015. SOURCE: AP/Jae C. Hong
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The investment tax credit, or ITC, and production tax credit, or PTC, for clean energy have played an essential role in expediting the deployment of wind, solar, and other forms of clean energy in the United States. In December 2015, the U.S. Congress voted to extend the PTC and ITC. As part of the agreement, however, Congress decided to phase out these tax credits over time. This raises an important question, one asked by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) in February: If policymakers phase out tax credits for clean energy, shouldn’t they do the same for the billions of dollars in tax breaks for the oil and gas industry?
This fact sheet highlights nine tax breaks that should be phased out. They…
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‘We disgrace ourselves by allowing this misconduct to continue,’ 178 House Democrats say in letter to Speaker Paul Ryan
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Democrats’ letter says the panel’s chair, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tx.) “has used her unilateral subpoena power to intimidate scientific researchers, doctors, clinics, health care providers, universities, and other entities.” (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)
Backed by key women’s health and civil liberties groups, 178 House Democrats on Tuesday sent a letter to Republican Speaker Paul Ryan demanding he disband an anti-choice investigative panel that has been issuing subpoenas to abortion providers and medical researchers around the country.
The so-called “Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives” was created to look into fetal tissue research in the wake of last summer’s video smear campaign by anti-abortion activists that purported to show Planned Parenthood officials admitting to selling fetal body parts. In January, a grand jury empaneled to…
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New investigation by Rewire finds that ‘pregnancy crisis centers’ use geofencing to target women seeking abortions
It’s a tactic that presents serious threats to women’s safety and privacy, as well as that of abortion providers and their staff, experts say. (Photo: Toshihiro Gamo/flickr/cc)
Anti-choice groups are using smartphone location tracking technology known as geofencing to target women seeking abortions with advertisements intended to mislead and intimidate, a new investigation by Rewire has revealed.
It’s a tactic that presents serious threats to women’s safety and privacy, as well as that of abortion providers and their staff—particularly as the technology allows anti-choice activists to target those they think will be most susceptible to their message.
“Far too many women already know the fear and intimidation of walking past protesters who are shouting and holding graphic posters outside an abortion clinic,” said Rewire‘s vice president of investigations…
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