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"You can’t always get what you want"

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 . . .

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August 23, 2017

Sinclair Broadcasting (local channel 9's owner) moves even closer to Trump

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 . . .

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August 01, 2017

Karma, anyone?

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.

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February 14, 2017

Cheerleading for the president

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 " . . .

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February 13, 2017

When things go wrong, blame Obama (and his "vendetta")

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 . . .

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February 07, 2017

Coal news

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

Fang writes:

A LOBBYIST FOR a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power . . .

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January 27, 2017

The Trump Cabinet 1

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 . . .

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January 10, 2017

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