• Anti-Carbon-Tax Revolt Escalates As French Lorry Drivers Join Protests

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • The Times

    The revolt against President Macron’s environmental taxes escalated today as protesters tried to block fuel depots around France.   The move came after a second night of violence in which demonstrators have already caused chaos across the country. Protesters clashed with police, fought motorists and even attacked each other at some sites. Lorry drivers joined the […]

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  • France’s Climate Taxes Trigger Street Protests

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • The Washington Post

    PARIS — The French president is under fire again, this time over rising fuel prices. The recent price hike is a direct result of President Emmanuel Macron’s commitment to curbing climate change. Carbon taxes have been a priority for Macron since the beginning, with France raising its carbon tax from $35 a ton in 2017 […]

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  • Protesters Cripple France Over Macron’s Carbon Tax On Fuel

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • The Times

    Protesters at roadblocks clashed with police and motorists for a second day yesterday as the revolt over President Macron’s fuel tax rises caused chaos across France. A 63-year-old woman was killed on Saturday when she was hit by a car at a protest in the Alps. The “yellow vest” demonstrators — named after the hi-vis […]

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  • Anti-Carbon-Tax Revolt Threatens To Paralyse France

    • Date: 16/11/18
    • GWPF & Irish Times

    France is bracing for a nationwide revolt over the weekend as angry drivers plan to block roads nationwide in protest against the government’s carbon tax and rising fuel prices. The French government approved a measure in late 2017 increasing a direct tax on diesel as well as a tax on carbon, allegedly to fight against […]

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  • Top U.S. Democrat: Climate Change Committee ‘Not Necessary’

    • Date: 14/11/18
    • The Hill

    The Democrat expected to become the new chairman of the House committee that oversees environmental policy is bucking calls for a separate, special panel to investigate climate change. “I think it’s not necessary,” Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), who is currently ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, said Tuesday of establishing a separate climate change […]

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  • ‘Too Many Polar Bears:’ Govt Draft Plan Says Polar Bear Numbers ‘Exceed Co-Existence Threshold’

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

    There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear […]

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  • US Confident LNG Can Compete With Gazprom In Europe’s Gas Market

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, OilProce.com

    As American LNG costs continue to fall, and as Europe looks to untangle itself from Gazprom, U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are quickly becoming a welcome alternative to Russian gas supplies. The United States is all too happy to help Europe increase its energy security by diversifying its natural gas supplies—in which Gazprom holds […]

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  • Washington Voters Reject Carbon Tax For Second Time

    • Date: 07/11/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Washington voters rejected a ballot measure backed by a vast coalition of liberal groups to tax carbon dioxide emissions from in-state fossil fuel combustion. The measure, called Initiative 1631, is the third attempt to impose a carbon tax in Washington state. Voters rejected a similar ballot measure in 2016, and carbon tax legislation failed earlier in 2018. Had […]

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