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Fossil Fuel Divestment Foolishness on Our College Campuses

“Students at dozens of academic institutions across the country have called for their university endowments to divest equities in the fossil fuel industries. When University of Denver trustees voted this week against fossil fuel divestment, many students walked out of their classes to bring awareness to this cause as the meeting took place. Fossil fuel divestment is foolish for many …

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California Climate Change Regulations Hurt the Working Class

“The old adage, “the truth hurts,” is, well, true. Maybe that’s why the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is reluctant to delve too deeply into the costs of its one-state-only crusade to single-handedly eradicate climate change, and even more unwilling to share the hard cold facts with the workers — and their families — who will actually have to pay …

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We Need Secure Energy For America

“With a new administration … (the) focus will likely change to a more market-based approach grounded in the pursuit of secure energy for America—energy that’s affordable, available, reliable and sustainable.” Learn more at Forbes.

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Noble Energy to Buy Clayton Williams for $2.7 Billion

“Noble Energy has agreed to purchase West Texas oil producer Clayton Williams Energy for $2.7 billion in cash and stock, the company said Monday. It’s part of the Houston oil producer’s efforts to expand its operation in the Delaware Basin in West Texas.” Learn more at FuelFix and the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

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Pennsylvania township OKs $6 billion ethane cracker plant

Supervisors in Potter Township, Pennsylvania have granted a conditional permit for a $6 billion ethane cracker plant proposed by Shell Chemicals. Shell has said the plant will create 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs once the plant opens. Learn more at CT Post.

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How Important is the Fuel Mandate?

“Weeks before lawmakers return to the Capitol for what’s shaping up as a difficult 2017 session, one of their signature goals is facing serious challenges. A special committee that toured the state for months to craft plans for shoring up Oregon’s transportation system has yet to agree on what a multimillion-dollar proposal should look like. They don’t know which projects …