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What EPA chief’s “red teaming” of “climate change” debate really means

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Posted by    Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00am 7/8/2017 at 11:00am

Last week, Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, stated he intended to form a ‘red team’ to debate climate science.

“U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal initiative to challenge mainstream climate science using a “back-and-forth critique” by government-recruited experts, according to a senior administration official.

The program will use “red team, blue...

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Gov. Jerry Brown will convene “Climate Summit” in San Francisco

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Posted by    Friday, July 7, 2017 at 8:30am 7/7/2017 at 8:30am
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As President Donald Trump continues his second international trip this week, it appears G20 climate change proponents are faltering at their attempts to isolate him after the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

“Huge efforts are underway now to make sure as many countries as possible hold the line and compensate for...

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Just how “green” are your solar panels?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/5/2017 at 4:00pm
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Solar energy has been touted as the “greenest” and “safest” renewable energy option that is currently available.

However, after 8 long years of solar energy businesses being promoted by the U.S. government, hard numbers and real work experiences are causing people to reassess just how “green” solar energy is.

To begin with, it...

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“Go back to California!” graffiti on home, car shocks new arrivals to Portland

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 10:00am 7/5/2017 at 10:00am
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I have long joked about the negative feelings that Californians inspire among citizens in the remaining 49 states.

However, new arrivals to Portland, Oregon were the victims of something more than a joke. Their home and auto were the target of a graffiti attack that told them to return to the...

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Sarah Palin’s case against The New York Times

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00am 7/4/2017 at 10:00am

It appears that President Donald Trump isn’t the only major political figure battling the media.

However, instead of using Twitter, former Governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is using the legal system.

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North Korea fires ballistic missile that lands in Japan’s exclusive economic zone

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8:00am 7/4/2017 at 8:00am
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North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew into waters east of the Korean Peninsula, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“We confirm that North Korea has fired an unidentified ballistic missile off its eastern coast towards the East Sea from Banghyun area in Northern Pyong An Province at around...

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Will next month’s total eclipse cause interstate gridlock?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:30pm 7/1/2017 at 8:30pm
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Late last year, we reported that there will be a total eclipse of the sun that will be visible throughout a good portion of the United States on August 21.

As the date of that event draws near, transportation officials are gearing up for potential gridlock along the interstate that may occur...

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Why is an Obama hold-over still in charge of National Endowment for the Arts?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/1/2017 at 3:30pm
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The last time that we checked on the National Endowment for the Arts, the progressives were clutching their pearls over President Donald Trump’s threat to drain this particular pond of the government swamp.

Yet, the agency still exists…and...

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Sanctuary City Insanity: Illegal Immigrant To Get $190,000 in San Francisco Case

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Posted by    Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:30am 7/1/2017 at 10:30am
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Yesterday, we reported that the U.S. House of Representatives passed Kate’s Law (increasing penalties for illegal immigrants who keep trying to re-enter the United States) and another that denies federal grants to sanctuary cities.

The need for such federal intervention was promptly highlighted after news of a six-figure settlement between the “sancturary...

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Did environmental policies ignite Utah’s Brian Head wildfire?

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Posted by    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/29/2017 at 1:00pm
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Eleven days after Utah’s massive Brian Head wildfire erupted, evacuated residents are poised to be given the all-clear signal to return home this Friday.

Brian Head Town Manager Bret Howser confirmed Wednesday evening that the evacuation order will be lifted later this week.

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CHANGE! EPA moves to rescind Obama’s power-grabbing water rules

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:00am 6/28/2017 at 7:00am
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Legal Insurrection readers will recall that the Environmental Protection Agency under Obama enacted one of the most flagrant regulatory power grabs in American history with the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS).

WOTUS redefine how “waters of the United States” are subject to federal regulations under the Clean Water Act. Attempted...

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Start of summer sparking new Zika concerns

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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Last summer, American public health experts were deeply concerned about the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which has now been proven to cause birth defects and other health problems in infants. The United States reported over 5,000 cases of Zika and thousands more in American territories.

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Book Review: White Working Class

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/24/2017 at 4:30pm
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As liberals are anguishing over another election loss, progressive pundits and activists are struggling to figure out what went wrong.

Some of those answers may be found in a new book written by law professor Joan C. Williams, “White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.” In fact, troubled progressives are probably...

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California Single Payer is dead….for the time being

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/24/2017 at 12:30pm
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I recently reported that California Senate Bill 562, which would establish a single payer healthcare system within the state, had recently cleared a major hurdle by passing through a state legislative committee.

However, the measure died upon entering the California Assembly.

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered...

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How did can of whipped cream kill French model?

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30am 6/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Among the trending news items this week is the tale of a freak accident that took the life of a French model and aspiring social media star.

From the Daily Mail:

A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a...

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Climate Change Scientist: “Facts” about hiatus and climate models are wrong

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00am 6/21/2017 at 10:00am
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Many eco-activists have mocked statements that President Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, and many others have made in the efforts to fight climate alarmist policies.

As I noted in a previous post, President Donald Trump understands enough about climate science to be highly skeptical of diverting millions of American...

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Exterior cladding may have intensified London’s Grenfell Tower Fire

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 8:30am 6/20/2017 at 8:30am
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The total losses from the inferno that swept through London’s Grenfell Tower last week are still being assessed. The count of dead victims has steadily increased with each report, and now stands at 79.

At least 79 people are dead or missing and presumed dead following the fire that tore through the...

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