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[The Washington Independent] Even as the White House is on the hot seat over claims that it's been too lax on mining safety, one coal-country lawmaker has already shifted focus, ripping into federal regulators for being too strict on environmental protection.

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[Green Chip Stocks] DC Tax on Plastic Bags a Wild Success: Los Angeles followed their lead, first imposing a 25 cent tax per bag for consumers, and then approving a ban that will go into effect in July of this year. Of the 25 cents taxed per bag, 7 cents to stores and 18 cents will help fund recycling and anti-pollution programs in the state of California.

[The Note] The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, April 15, 2010 - The Note: The Associated Press' Laurie Kellman: "CAPITAL CULTURE: Pelosi braces for midterms" LINK. CONGRESS: Politico's Jake Sherman: “Felipe Calderon will address a joint session of Congress” LINK. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos: ... Politics Daily's Annie Snider: "Coal Execs Quizzed by Congress on Safety, Environment" LINK. OTHER: The Washington Post's Greg Miller: “Deputy Director Kappes to leave CIA” LINK. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor: “Feud Over NASA ...

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[TheEnergyCollective] Renewable Energy Grid Infrastructure Reality Sinks In: It's good for getting from Boston to New York maybe, or Los Angeles to San Francisco, but good luck trying to get from Denver to San Fran or Bismark to NYC. And much like the Interstates, the new supergrid would be a new "backbone" overlaying the existing grid, with various on and off ramp points (literally, if this is an HVDC system, with DC-AC intertie points). 

[STC News] CNN Student News Transcript: April 8, 2010 : STC News: ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, LOS ANGELES MAYOR: I'm asking the CAO to develop a plan to shut down all general-funded city services, with the exception of public safety and revenue-generating positions, for two days per week beginning the week of April 12th.

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[California High Speed Rail Blog] California High Speed Rail Blog » China's HSR Marshall Plan For ...: Either way, as California’s high speed rail project is the first massive project of its type in the U.S., this project will be the guinea pig in many ways because there isn’t a current U.S.-owned manufacturer that can produce HSR equipment, despite GE’s agreement with China. American industries have seemingly yet to really consider this project in its entirety while the financial industry is hesitant to spend on a project or this kind that really has no history within this country.

[God's Politics Blog] The latest news on Mine Disaster, Economic Crisis, Nuclear Power ...: West Virginia coal mine rescue crews race against time “Emergency teams stepped up a desperate rescue effort Wednesday despite fading hopes of finding any survivors two days after a devastating explosion killed at least 25 coal miners .Upheaval in Kyrgyzstan Could Imperil Key U.S. Base “The president of Kyrgyzstan was forced to flee the capital, Bishkek, on Wednesday after bloody protests erupted across the country over his repressive rule, a backlash that could pose a .

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