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Air War: Trump Sued by Local Officals for Violating Federal Energy Rules 4

Air War: Trump Sued by Local Officals for Violating Federal Energy Rules

Donald Trump is under fire from a coalition of state and local governments for blocking energy efficiency standards for such consumer and commercial products as ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers. freezers and commercial boilers. Attorneys General from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Maryland, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the City of New York are leading the effort.... Read More...
New York's Top Cop Calls New Trump EPA Chief Scott Pruitt 'Dangerous, Unqualified' 6

New York’s Top Cop Calls New Trump EPA Chief Scott Pruitt ‘Dangerous, Unqualified’

In a blistering statement, New York’s top cop, Eric T. Schneiderman, called Donald Trump’s reported new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief, Scott Pruitt “dangerous” and “unqualified” and vowed fight to “protect our nation’s air and water.” Pruitt, a Republican, is currently Attorney General of Oklahoma, where his record on environmental issues, especially climate change, has been abysmal, according to Schneiderman.... Read More...
Trump Billionaire Cabinet Picks Could Reap $$$ Millions When They Take Office 10

Trump Billionaire Cabinet Picks Could Reap $$$ Millions When They Take Office

High-rolling financiers and Goldman Sachs bankers could score major tax windfalls–amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars–by taking jobs in Donald Trump’s billionaire boy’s club cabinet. And, you wonder why the rich keep getting richer? The gold rush will start on day one, thanks to a little-known law designed–ironically–to ensure government integrity.... Read More...
Trump Rips Lid Off School Voucher Debate With New Education Secretary Nominee 12

Trump Rips Lid Off School Voucher Debate With New Education Secretary Nominee

President-elect Donald Trump has opened a political can of worms with his selection of billionaire businesswoman Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. It potentially will inject the federal government more deeply than ever in public school systems. DeVos, who now chairs the Windquest Group, a private investment firm, has never spent a day much less a career teaching in the nation’s public schools.... Read More...