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Feeling That Trump Will ‘Say Anything,’ Europe Is Less Restrained, Too

The Europeans have stopped trying to paper over their differences with President Trump and the United States. Traditionally respectful of American leadership and mindful of the country’s crucial role in European defense and global trade, European leaders normally repress or soften their criticism of United States presidents. Europeans were generally not happy…

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Wind Industry Tacks as Trump Shifts the Political Climate

Three days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed his staff to find ways to give a boost to coal and nuclear power, the rival wind industry kicked its lobbying response into action. The American Wind Energy Association would tap allies in Congress willing to weigh in with Perry…

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EPA: Pruitt rebuffs G-7 on climate

[E&E subscription required to read article.] The Trump administration bucked Group of Seven allies today, refusing to endorse climate action in a statement on environmental priorities…

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Australia urges Trump not to quit Paris climate pact

The Turnbull government has told senior members of the Trump administration that Australia is committed to the Paris climate change agreement and has signalled to the White House it wants the US President not to quit the international pact…

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DOE: Key Republican senator bucks Trump cuts

[E&E subscription required to read article.] Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the powerful Republican chairwoman of the committee with jurisdiction over the Department of Energy, went to bat today for a number of the agency’s programs facing steep cuts…

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APPROPRIATIONS: Omnibus winners and losers

Coming in at 1,665 pages, the fiscal 2017 omnibus package that Congress hopes to clear this week could be the biggest bill lawmakers move this year. The House Rules Committee is meeting to discuss it later today, with the full House likely to vote as soon as tomorrow…

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