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And supposedly unaffordable battery storage just bid successfully into the New England grid operator’s capacity auction, beating dirty energy competitors who have the advantage of getting to pollute for free.

Batteries just won an auction rigged against them.
The @WSJopinion page constantly emits fossil-fuel nonsense.
We’ll see.

So far there’s not much to show for it, and the fossil-fuel-funded climate denial apparatus and political blockade still runs at full force.

Just look at Mitch’s #GreenNewDeal stunt — obviously cooked up by fossil fuel interests.
Denying #climatechange, lowering billionaires’ taxes, undoing regulatory protections, creating fake news, spreading bogus science...
The problem is less the existence of billionaires than it is allowing a few right-wing crank billionaires to run our politics through a screen of #darkmoney channels & phony front groups.
But of course @realDonaldTrump’s ambassadors are often less qualified but have made bigger donations than ever before.

He didn’t drain the swamp, he spread it overseas.
Simply put, @SenateGOP HAVE NO PLAN to address #climatechange . Zero. Zilch. None whatsoever.

And they have no plan because their fossil fuel donors oppose #climate action.
But that’s not a big surprise.

The silence from Republicans on #climatechange has been deafening for years now, even as a growing majority of Americans – including Americans who vote #Republican – say they want climate action.
But I will be wanting to see:

a) if they looked at tax returns, and b) an explanation of what took place around the Ukraine shift in the convention platform.
If the stories are accurate, Mueller may turn his report over to #Barr soon.

If #Mueller does submit a report & we're confident he was allowed to pursue the evidence to his satisfaction, @TheJusticeDept should make the report public.

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MUST WATCH: Republican asks one of ’s US District Judge nominees basic questions of law & he can’t answer a single one. Hoo-boy.
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I don’t even know where to begin with ’s CEQ nominee Kathleen Hartnett White—she outright rejects basic science.
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.@realDonaldTrump rejects 100-0 Senate compromise he said he’d accept, manages only 47 Senate votes for Big Dumb Wall bill (48 w/ Pence), shuts down government.

Chaos and incompetence reign.
MUST WATCH: #Kavanaugh privately told me he had never taken a position whether a sitting President can be indicted under the Constitution. That just wasn’t true. #WhatsAtStake
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The news has dribbled out slowly, but the totals are striking: “the Trump campaign interacted with Russians at least thirty-one times throughout the campaign” and there were “at least 19 known meetings."
Just heard staff report that the list of GOP amendments being tucked into tax bill came not from Senate but from K Street lobbyists. They are literally running the show.
Most Predictable Headline Award goes to: “Trump @EPA Official... Arrested On Criminal Ethics Charges.”
I’ll remind everyone that we had a bipartisan deal agreed to. Begs the question: who told him to shutdown the government? This is orchestrated. #TrumpShutdown
If this is true, this is plain, slam-dunk, criminal obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. 1505, 1512), subornation of perjury (18 U.S.C. 1622), conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 371) and likely aiding and abetting perjury (18 U.S.C. 2).
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