Trump administration rejects power plant protection
The Associated Press is reporting that the Trump administration has turned down a plea from Murray Energy to keep certain coal-fired power plants open:
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive . . .
Sinclair commentator Epshteyn: Anthony Scaramucci to bring a "fresh perspective" to the White House
Sinclair Broadcasting's Boris Epshteyn continued his praise of all-things Trump in a Friday commentary about the appointment of Anthony Saramucci as White House communication director:
The president wanted to bring in a fresh perspective to help manage and communicate the White House's message. . . .
I know Anthony . . .
Lt. Gen Michael Flynn at the Republican Convention leading the crowd in "lock her up"
Given Flynn's illegal actions, I'm sure our local "newspapers" will immediately call for swift punishment for, as yesterday's editorial that referenced Hillary Clinton put it, "behavior that was illegal and damaging to national security." Just kidding.
The Intelligencer defends Kellyanne Conway
This morning's Intelligencer editorial, "Let's Put Conway Slip in Perspective," demonstrates how far the locals are willing to go to defend the Trump administration. Never mind that our local papers have had nothing to say about Kellyanne Conway's assertion that the Trump administration should be allowed " . . .
The locals deal with adversity in the Trump administration
This afternoon's editorial*, "Remove Roadblocks on Pipeline Decisions," may be the first example of what we may often read from our local "newspapers" as the new Trump presidency runs into problems: it's Obama fault.
The editorial tells us that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which decides . . .
Look what we found in the swamp to oversee the prosecution of crimes against the environment
From Lee Fang in The Intercept:
Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes
A LOBBYIST FOR a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power . . .
Tillerson and Senator Manchin
Looks like Exxon won the election
Hearings will begin for Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state tomorrow and according to today's Politico, Democrats will be pushing Tillerson on climate change. Timed appropriately, the Center for American Progress (a liberal think tank) released a report today on the possible financial gains . . .