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  • Pro-Trump Union Blasts Biden for Lying About Endorsement

    10/18/2020 9:57:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 17, 2020 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    Pa. Boilermakers Trustee: 'Nobody from his staff—nobody—has ever spoken with us' A top official at one of Pennsylvania's most powerful labor groups slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for falsely boasting of the union's endorsement. Shawn Steffee, a trustee with Boilermakers Local 154, said that his members were shocked to hear the Democratic nominee claim their support on national television. While Biden claimed to have "sat down" with union leaders to have an in-depth discussion about his plans, Steffee said the Biden campaign never approached his membership. Biden's criticism to fracking led Local 154—the largest local chapter of boilermakers in...
  • France ups the ante by increasing penalty tax on carbon emissions by cars

    10/12/2020 5:55:16 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 29 replies
    https://www.industryleadersmagazine.com ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2020 | ANNA DOMANSKA
    France introduces a new carbon emission tax plan that will make buyers of gas-guzzlers like Porsche and Ferrari to reconsider their purchasing decision. EU has set a target of reducing its carbon emissions from cars by 2030 and France, which already has the highest pollution tax, has decided to double it. France is drafting a law that will force buyers of big luxury gas-guzzling cars to reconsider their purchasing decision. Europe’s second-largest auto market is planning to double its levy of “malus”- or penalty tax based on the carbon emission of a car. It is set to go up to...
  • Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

    10/07/2020 7:56:14 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2020 | Sheyla Urdaneta, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Isayen HerreraPhotographs by Adriana Loureiro Fernandez
    For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela. Wells that once tapped the world’s largest crude reserves are abandoned or left to flare toxic gases that cast an orange glow over depressed oil towns. Refineries that once processed oil for export are rusting hulks, leaking crude that blackens shorelines and coats the water in an oily sheen. Fuel shortages have brought the country to a standstill. At gas stations, lines go on for miles. Venezuela’s colossal oil sector, which shaped the country and the international energy market for a century, has come...
  • Fact Check: Harris Says Biden Won't Ban Fracking, Video Shows Her and Biden Saying They Would

    10/07/2020 8:53:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/7/2020 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California was caught in a major lie Wednesday night at the 2020 vice presidential debate, directly contradicting a history of promises from her and her running mate to defend against claims a Biden-Harris administration would ban American hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas. The claim came as Harris sparred with incumbent Vice President Mike Pence over how best to address the issue of climate change. “Joe Biden will not end fracking,” Harris said. “He has been very clear about that.” Harris would provide no explanation and no qualifiers, her campaign simply going on to...
  • Gaza rocket fired at Israel; Jerusalem neutral vs Azeri-Armenian conflict

    10/06/2020 4:55:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    TV7 Israel News ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | editors
    Today's top stories 06.10.20; 1) Palestinian Islamists launched a rocket toward Israel's southern communities, last night; the first such attack since September the 16th.2) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan singles out Israel, Cyprus and Syria as the root obstacles to global peace and tranquility.3) Armenia claims Israel pledged to suspend weapons sales to Azerbaijan; sophisticated weaponry which granted the latter a clear qualitative military edge in the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
  • Social media rumours that Saudi Arabia King Salman is in critical condition

    09/21/2020 10:22:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.forexlive.com ^ | Mon 21 Sep 2020 02:34:09 GMT | Eamonn Sheridan
    Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is King of Saudi Arabia He is 84 years old and said to be in ill health. Social media mill grinding out the rumours he is in critical condition. https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1307847955639083008
  • Researchers Discover Nanoscale Catalyst to Efficiently Convert CO2 Into Ethylene

    09/20/2020 9:49:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    SciTechDaily ^ | 09/19/2020 | UCLA
    A research team from Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene — an important chemical used to produce plastics, solvents, cosmetics and other important products globally. The scientists developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to catalyze a chemical reaction that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while generating ethylene — a valuable chemical simultaneously. Computational studies of the reaction show the shaped catalyst favors the production of ethylene over hydrogen or methane. A study detailing the advance was published in Nature Catalysis. Currently, ethylene has a global...
  • Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity

    09/18/2020 4:17:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | 18 September 2020 | Brandon Specktor
    For mouthless, lungless bacteria, breathing is a bit more complicated than it is for humans. We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; Geobacter — a ubiquitous, groundwater-dwelling genus of bacteria — swallow up organic waste and "exhale" electrons, generating a tiny electric current in the process. Those waste electrons always need somewhere to go (usually into a plentiful underground mineral like iron oxide), and Geobacter have an unconventional tool to make sure they get there. "Geobacter breathe through what is essentially a giant snorkel, hundreds of times their size," That "snorkel" is called a nanowire. Though these tiny, conductive filaments...
  • Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims ‘I Am Not Banning Fracking’

    08/31/2020 12:29:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “I am not banning fracking.” VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Biden has promised to ban fracking — repeatedly — as has his running mate. Biden said Monday — during a speech supposedly on violence: “I am not banning fracking. Let me say again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me.”
  • COVER UP? The Hill Defends Biden on Fracking, Ignores Past Comments

    08/31/2020 3:05:11 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/31/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden just contradicted himself by claiming he was “not banning fracking.” Liberal outlet The Hill not only defended it but accused President Donald Trump of falsely stating Biden’s position. Biden pretended Monday in Pennsylvania: “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me.” The Hill parroted this, and crazily said that “Throughout the Republican National Convention last week, speakers attacked Biden’s climate and energy plan, offering a number of misleading comments.” At the bottom of the piece, The Hill said...
  • WATCH: Both Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Said They Would Ban Fracking — Now The Press Pretends It NEVER Happened

    The press is losing all credibility. They continue to lie for Joe Biden despite a mountain of video of evidence of Joe Biden claiming he will ban fracking. - Kamala Harris Has No Question She Would Ban Fracking: Video....... - Compliation of Joe Biden Saying He'd Ban Fracking VIDEO........ - Joe Biden willing to get rid of hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans VIDEO.... The Hill Today: Today The Hill is reporting the Biden’s comments reflect a desire to only ban new fracking. The Hill on April 10: Biden’s fracking ban will derail environmental and economic gains. For the...
  • U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden says he would not ban fracking

    09/01/2020 12:07:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/01/2020 | Jarrett Renshaw
    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday he would not ban hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of drilling for crude oil and natural gas, if elected and called Republican assertions that he supports such a ban a lie. The comment added a level of nuance to Biden’s energy platform, which includes an ambitious timeline for transitioning the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels and an end to new oil and gas drilling leasing on federal lands to fight climate change. “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again. I am not banning fracking, no...
  • VIDEO: Joe Biden Debates Kamala Harris on Fracking in Pennsylvania

    09/05/2020 11:41:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 5, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO After months of claiming he wanted to ban fracking, Joe Biden recently revealed that he is against banning fracking in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. This has set off a debate on that subject between him and his running mate, Kamala Harris, on the subject of banning fracking in Pennsylvania.
  • Kamala Harris Flip-Flops on Fracking After Polls Tighten in Pennsylvania

    09/07/2020 10:05:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEP 07, 2020 11:45 AM EST | Matt Margolis
    A week ago, Joe Biden notoriously flip-flopped on his long-held anti-fracking position while campaigning in Pennsylvania, where fracking is a major industry. “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me,” he said. Unfortunately for him, there was ample evidence that he’s promised to end fracking if elected president. Now that polls have tightened, and Trump and Biden are now tied in the state of Pennsylvania (a crucial swing state) Kamala Harris, who also campaigned on banning fracking, has also now flip-flopped on the...
  • Yes, Joe Biden Would Ban Fracking In Pennsylvania And The Rest Of The U.S.

    09/07/2020 4:21:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | September 7, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Joe Biden has made it clear that he was for fracking before he was against it. Forget the cognitive testing – the cognitive dissidence of the incoherent policies his puppet masters are feeding him through his earpiece is enough to disqualify him for the presidency and may doom him politically in key states like Pennsylvania just as Hillary Clinton’s pledge to bankrupt a lot of coal companies did. Banning fossil fuels and killing the energy independence Trump achieved before the Wuhan virus pandemic would kill the American economy and future hopes for recovery. It is said a little child shall...
  • Kamala Harris Flip-Flops: Never Mind My “False Choice” Claim Last Year, Let’s Not Ban Fracking After All

    09/07/2020 9:14:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Alternate headline: Candidate checks electoral map, discovers why Pennsylvania’s called the Keystone State. At least Kamala Harris didn’t try to pretend that this was her position all along, as Joe Biden has for the last few weeks, but that doesn’t make this flip-flop much less crass. CNN’s Dana Bash sets this up as comfortably as possible for Harris, who now calls a fracking ban a “false choice” — even though Harris demanded one while campaigning last year: BASH: President Trump, Vice President Pence, they have been campaigning more and more on the issue of fracking, which is a process...
  • Mali Coup Leaders Seized Power Days After Returning From Military Training Camp in Russia

    08/25/2020 8:19:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    GNN Liberia ^ | August 22, 2020 | Cholo Brooks
    The leaders of the coup that ousted Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita spent most of the year training in Russia before returning to boot out the democratically-elected leader at gunpoint, according to sources in the Malian military. The rebels took control of Mali's largest military base in Kati, just outside the capital, Bamako, on Tuesday before storming Keita's official residence, seizing the president and forcing him to resign as leader of the West African nation. Numerous media outlets, including the BBC, immediately reported that the coup was led by Malick Diaw and Sadio Camara, two army colonels who hold top...
  • The Trump Administration Is Advancing Clean, Reliable, and Affordable Hydropower

    08/24/2020 2:29:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | August 24, 2020 | Council on Environmental Quality
    Since the beginning of this Administration, President Trump has demonstrated his commitment to modernizing our Nation’s infrastructure. Under his leadership, the Trump Administration has been implementing a One Federal Decision policy to improve coordination between Federal agencies on environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects, including water projects.The President has specifically directed Federal agencies to work together to expedite ongoing environmental reviews in the western United States in order to meet the demands of water users, including to provide reliable water supplies for farms, families, businesses, and fish and wildlife; reduce flood risks; and generate dependable hydropower. He has also directed...
  • Venezuela's foreign minister says Canada causing his country's collapse to 'take control' of its wealth

    08/22/2020 5:06:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | August 21, 2020 | Ryan Tumilty
    Venezuela is staggering in the face of a years-long power struggle, food shortages, hyper-inflation and an exodus of its citizens. The country’s foreign minister says, Blame Canada. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza is part of Nicolas Maduro’s government, which most Western countries no longer recognize, but it does still control most of the country’s institutions. He was speaking through Zoom to a Canadian audience on Thursday, in an event organized by the left-leaning Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. Canada and most other Western nations have backed Juan Guaidó, a former member of the country’s national assembly who declared himself the interim president...
  • A Biden-Harris presidency would largely end oil and gas production

    08/22/2020 5:49:12 AM PDT · by karpov · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2020 | Jason Hayes
    Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate could mean the end to the affordable energy that makes modern American life possible. In comparison to the Trump administration, which has prioritized deregulation and energy dominance, the former vice president and California senator have both committed themselves to heavily restrict fracking as they focus on climate change and renewable energy. If enacted, the Biden-Harris plan would reduce energy choices, increase prices and drive Americans back to international markets for essential energy supplies. On issues of energy supply, Biden has been clear. For example, moderators at the Democratic...