All Views Articles for 2017-12-13

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Laura Flanders
Life or Death for the FCC
​If we don’t start learning from our history and perhaps repeating some of it, we might was well start burning books.
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"AWEA estimates that the House bill would put 30,000 MW of new wind projects that are under development in the US worth $50 billion of new private investment at risk, along with 60,000 jobs, as shown in this map." (Photo: Report cover detail/Energy Watch Group/Lappeenranta University of Technology) Steve Clemmer
Major Job Losses in Renewable Energy if Current Tax Plan Passes
It would also jeopardize tens of billions in investments.
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“33 percent of the public now favors such a “single payer” approach to health insurance, up 5 percentage points since January and 12 points since 2014.” (Photo: Pacific Press) Jonathan Michels
The Biggest Moments of 2017 in the Fight for Universal Healthcare
Despite continued assertions that universal healthcare in the United States is merely a liberal “pipe dream,” public support is growing.
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Private homes surround Sunoco's 20 inch gas liquids pipeline along a right-of-way October 5, 2017 in Marchwood, Pennsylvania. Many nearby residents are aware of the possible well water contamination they could experience from the horizontal drilling with Sunoco Pipeline's $3 billion Mariner East 2 expansion project. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Wenonah Hauter
Meet the European Petrochemical Giant Trying to Profit from the Fracking of Pennsylvania
The controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline would carry gas liquids for plastics production overseas.
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Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), explains Floberg, Congress can pass a resolution that would nullify the FCC’s planned repeal of the Net Neutrality rules. Dana Floberg
Congress Has One Shot to Truly Restore Net Neutrality
Think of it as a double negative: If we repeal Pai’s repeal, we end up right back where we started — with strong Net Neutrality rules.
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Senator-elect Doug Jones (Photo: Justin Sullivan/ Getty) Matthew Yglesias
It’s Not Just Scandal: Moore Lost In Alabama Because The GOP Agenda Is Toxically Unpopular
Republicans are now in trouble everywhere.
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Recently, more than half a million people called Congress about net neutrality and approximately the same number filed comments on the FCC website. Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
We Saved Net Neutrality Once. We Can Do It Again
Just a few years ago, powerful grassroots pressure rose up to protect a free and open internet.
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"Right now, the Internet is allows users to “surf” wherever they want, with all sites having equal access—accessibility is, by rule, neutral. Imagine, though, if only some sites were accessible with just a click, while others took forever to load?" Jud Lounsbury
Killing Net Neutrality Is the Latest Example of Trump’s Hollow Populism
What would happen to small, independent outlets, like the one you’re reading right now?
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington last June. There are growing signs that President Trump will fire him. (Photo: J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS) Will Bunch
Trump Looks Ready to Fire Mueller. There's No Guarantee This Ends Like Watergate
That’s because Trump has assets on his side that Nixon could not have dreamed of four decades ago.
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