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Why This Matters:The project has friends in high places both at the state and the federal level, and its owners gave generously to various political campaigns in order to smooth the way for the pipeline despite public opposition.According to Ecowatch and the DeSmog Blog, the CEO of the Canadian company that owns the project met with President Trump and Gary Cohn, who then led President Trump’s National Economic Council. Cohn announced soon afterward, the “first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to permit an LNG export facility in the Northwest.” So it could be that the federal permit approval process is… well, rigged. Governor Brown, what say you? The Oregon Department of State Lands could make a decision on the project as soon as early March.
Boy, are we blowing it. After the July 4th holiday weekend cases of COVID-19 surged in the United States due to a piecemeal response by governors throughout the country. Last week, the EU banned American travelers, while Canada is fining them and Mexico is working to introduce tighter restrictions on them. It seems as if […]
After the New York Times reported that the proposal would be forthcoming, yesterday, allies of both former Vice President Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders released a joint set of policy recommendations to tackle the climate crisis. The recommendations signal a commitment to cooperation among the progressive wing of the party with the more mainstream base. […]
E&E News led with a story yesterday about the numerous environmental groups who received government support under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) even as they were suing the government over policies they believed the Trump administration got wrong.
Why This Matters: The E&E story seems to imply that environmental groups should not be suing the Trump administration — they sought comments from numerous groups as to they were taking the money while continuing to file lawsuits.
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