Five Stories: Majority in States Suing CPP, Support CPP

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/04/15).”


  1. US News reports a revealing divergence between the state politicians and their electorate: “Across the 26 states suing to stop the landmark rule – the first ever to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants – an average 61 percent of adults say they support the policy, according to an analysis released Monday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.”
  2. The New York Times on Obama’s answer to Keystone XL decision: “The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had no intention of bowing to a request from the company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline to delay a decision on the project, saying he wanted to take action before his tenure ends.”
  3. ThinkProgress reveals another issue left unresolved by Keystone XL pipeline- the impact it would have on local communities: “A proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the Southeast U.S. is raising environmental justice, health, and regulatory questions among representatives in one of the states it would affect.”
  4. InsideClimateNews exposes pressures against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Canada: “New Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first full day in office will be greeted by hundreds of climate activists who plan to gather at his residence in Ottawa starting Thursday. The protesters will urge the new leader to take an aggressive stance on global warming—starting with halting the expansion of the Alberta tar sands.”
  5. The New York Times on Al Gore’s calls for an investigation on ExxonMobil: “Former Vice President Al Gore said on Tuesday that there should be an investigation into Exxon Mobil over what he said was the oil company’s misleading the public about the risks of climate change.”

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