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Obama Energy and the Environment Copenhagen Promises Hard to Fulfill

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With the recent election results, the Obama energy and environment agenda will meet hard opposition from the newly elected Republicans, making the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit promises much harder to fulfill, much less make any progress at this years Cancun Climate Change Summit. During the last two years the US coal industry, which is big …

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California Proposition 19 Still a Close Vote

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The controversial California Proposition 19 bill to legalize marijuana has a close vote according to a poll conducted by SurveyUSA, which in a recent survey found that 46% of potential voters are leaning towards voting no, and 44 % leaning towards voting yes. The age demographics plays a big part in the voting, with those …

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Water Pollution and Control Act History And Future

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The Federal Water Pollution and Control Act (Clean Water Act) was originally made into law June 30, 1948 as statute (Ch. 758; P,L. 845), which authorized the U.S. Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, in cooperation with other Federal, state and local entities to prepare comprehensive programs with the intention of either reducing or …

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Keystone XL Pipeline Deal Rejected By President Obama

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Deal was denied by President Obama, who, acting on a recommendation from the State Department on Wednesday, denied the permit for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal, which would have linked a vast oil deposit in Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. In defense of his actions of …

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Greenville County Schools Closed as Winter Storm Hits Carolinas

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The verdict is official, Greenville County Schools are closed, as the largest school system in the state announced recently. Auto accidents are piling up across the northern portions of the county as commuters leave their homes to find that freezing rain overnight has left slick patches on the roads. More than 220 auto accidents were …

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State of the Union Address 2012: Obama Emphasizes Clean Energy and Environmental Policies

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In his State of the Union Address 2012, President Barack Obama emphasized clean energy and environmental policies as he clearly laid out his energy agenda in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, promising “responsible development” of domestic oil and natural gas even as he pledged to invest in renewable energy. “We don’t have to …

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Tea Party Political Agenda Beware Whom You Vote For

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The Tea Party and their rise to power may have similarities to other political power plays. For instance, in 1929, after the stock market crash which sent a struggling Germany back down financially, along with the rest of the world, people were left in despair. Germans hungry, unemployed, and despaired people were looking for a …

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