Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/us/politics/keystone-dakota-pipeline-trump.html?_r=0

WASHINGTON — President Trump moved assertively on Tuesday to resurrect a pipeline in the Dakotas that had become a major flashpoint for Native Americans, while reviving the Keystone XL pipeline, which had stirred years of debate over the balance between energy needs and environmental concerns.

The actions were the latest to dismantle Obama era policies. The former president rejected the proposed 1,179-mile Keystone pipeline in 2015, arguing that it would undercut American leadership in curbing reliance on carbon energy to address a warming climate.

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French Parliament to Discuss Fracking Ban

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January 23rd, 2017 7:00am

French Parliament to Discuss Fracking Ban
http://www.naturalgasworld.com/french-parliament-to-discuss-new-fracking-ban-before-the-election-35498?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Natural%20Gas%20World%20Newsletter%20January%2023%202017&utm_content=Natural%20Gas%20World%20Newsletter%20January%2023%202017+CID_35e2ea6dae87222a3ee1504b59690f8b&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=French%20Parliament%20to%20Discuss%20Fracking%20Ban

Just 100 days before the presidential election, the shale gas debate makes the headlines again in France, as parliament this week considers an amendment of the mining code to ban any development of non-conventional hydrocarbons by any technique.

The last time shale gas opponents strengthened the anti-fracking law was in 2011, when they banned hydraulic fracturing but allowed exploration for the purposes of scientific research or through potential alternative techniques.

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Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health

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HEALTH REPORT noise

http://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/noise-pollution-from-fracking-may-harm-human-health/

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Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health

Fracking creates noise at levels high enough to harm the health of people living nearby, according to the first peer-reviewed study to analyze the potential public health impacts of ambient noise related to fracking.
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Report says ExxonMobil stands to gain $1 trillion under Trump administration

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https://www.oglinks.news/article/2777c7/report-says-exxonmobil-stands-to-gain-trillion-under-trump-administration

WASHINGTON, U.S. – According to a new report by liberal think tank Center for American Progress, titled “How Exxon Won the 2016 Election,” the company stands to gain nearly $1 trillion from the Trump administration’s energy and environment policies.

The report comes just a day ahead of Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson’s grilling during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday on possible conflict of interest he faces as a result of the oil and gas giant’s extensive global operations.

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Suspicious call for submissions

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Why is the goverment calling for submissions?
Why is the bill moved to the Joint Committee of Communication, Climate Action and  Environemnt and not to the Select committee as agreed in the Bill?
According to Brid Smith, TD and member of the Joint Committee calling for submissions is very unusual.
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Bill to ban Fracking – Amendment moved – Call for submissions

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http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/oireachtasbusiness/committees_list/ccae/hydraulicfracturing/

Stages of the Fracking Bill: http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=33136&&CatID=59
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Irish law- and the bill to ban fracking

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Read below in combination with the bill (second stage, 27 october 2016) moved to a SELECTED COMMITTEE by Tony McLoughlin and the call from the Oireachtas for a public consultation in the JOINT COMMITTEE

bill moved to committee

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/dail2016102700055?opendocument#FFF00500

Read below: the … bill was referred to the committee
the JOINT COMMITTEE 
decided to undertake a detailed scrutiny
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Call for submissions

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Local fishermen taking part in the ‘Back the Bill campaign on Lough MacNean, Blacklion
http://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/news/229740/leitrim-people-encouraged-to-send-submissions-on-fracking.html

Leitrim people are being encouraged to make a personal submission on fracking to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, before the February 2 deadline as this Committee is now currently inviting public submissions on the issue.

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