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Lauren McCauley – With Message of ‘Hope,’ Liberal Party Sweeps Canadian Election

The Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau on Monday won an decisive majority in Parliament. According to Elections Canada, the center-left party won 184 electoral districts, followed by the Conservative Party of sitting Prime Minister Stephen Harper with 99, and the leftist New Democratic Party, which won 44. During his victory speech, Trudeau, the son of the late former Prime …

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Lauren McCauley – Jimmy Carter on US ‘Oligarchy’ and Corrupting Power of Money on Politics

Commenting on the political landscape, now six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter laments that Washington D.C. has become corrupted by the influence of money. “We’ve become, now, an oligarchy instead of a democracy,” Carter told Oprah Winfrey in an interview excerpt released on Tuesday. “I think that’s been the worst damage to the basic moral …

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Lauren McCauley – Newly Exposed Methane Threat Trumps Latest ‘False Solution’ on Emissions

Environmental groups are raising flags over what they say is another “false solution” as the Obama administration on Tuesday put forth its new proposed methane emissions rules. Meanwhile, a new study revealed that those very emissions are in fact “substantially higher” than official estimates, adding to the growing body of evidence showing that the proliferation of natural gas—even if “capped”—will …

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Lauren McCauley – Bombshell Study Reveals Methane Emissions Hugely Underestimated

The amount of methane being leaked from natural gas production sites has been hugely underestimated, according to a “bombshell” new study released on Tuesday. In a paper published at Energy & Science Engineering, expert and gas industry consultant Touché Howard argues that a much-heralded 2013 study by the University of Texas relied on a faulty measurement instrument, the Bacharach Hi-Flow …