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Afternoon folks. Hard to tweet while putting out headlines on the wire itself, editing articles and running from spot to spot here. Were I not an editor! But still, a long thread on #CERAWeek
We’re in a growing energy crisis that seems like it’s going to get worse – I’ll get to that later. The tenor of the conference here has been a combo of some dread – the reality of the surge in oil prices, emerging shortages in fuel and unfinished oils, and rising natgas prices.
The original plan was to do a lot of talk of renewables and transition – even though the usual first couple days would have been dominated by oil. But that’s not how it turned out, of course, and the conference organizers recognized that shift. #OOTT
reuters.com/business/energ…
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Targets that need protested in 2021 #MayDay2021 #PortlandProtests
Financiers of #KeystoneXL #TransMountain #DAPL #BayouBridge & #Line3 pipelines
Wellsfargo, Chase, Bank of America, Barclays
@MazaskaTalks #StopLine3 #NoTMX #NoDAPL #IndigenousSovereignty #HonorTheEarth 1/
-Amazon Web Services and Microsoft contract with ICE to provide cloud services, data processing and AI
-Aramark provides shitty food to prisons, including private prisons ran by ICE.
-Wayfair provides beds for detained migrants. #MayDay #AbolishICE 2/
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
@G4S helped detain, transport and deport migrants & involved in Israeli occupation of Palestine until recently. Still operate private prisons, and train Israeli police. Contract with City of Portland and @trimet. @AlliedUniversal is merging with G4S 3/ investigate.afsc.org/company/g4s
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Premier Kenney has never been principled

Watch his own social media promote his 2017 promise to “get the Alta Govt out of the business of business, out of the losing business of picking winners & losers” because “we lost $9Billion ‘86-92” & “The taxpayer almost always loses” /2
[Narrator: Jason Kenney was a charlatan who did & said whatever he thought would win him election—& had no problem doing the opposite of what he said—because he had no principles

He went on to lose billions of taxpayers $ on #KeystoneXL & gave billions more to corp tax cuts”] /3
Here he is in all his glory, his PAC promoting his “principled stand” against corporate welfare: /4

“Say no to corporate welfare!”
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Today @JoeBiden takes big steps on #ClimateAction
✅Creating a National Climate Task Force
✅Setting clean procurement standards
✅Stopping new oil & gas leases on public lands
✅Calling for a Civilian Conservation Corps
✅Kicking off the Justice40 Initiative

This is a start!
Biden borrows from the best ideas out there--like from NY State's landmark climate law of 2019 that set a 40% EJ investment target. Don't forget that movements got us here and movements are what will push the Biden administration to do everything we need.
Stopping oil & gas lease sales on public lands will have a huge impact, including for communities defending their lands from fossil fuel extraction. It is the fights against pipelines like #KeystoneXL #DAPL and against fracking that have won this victory.
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Just 50 days ago, Premier Jason Kenney made a $7.5B financial commitment to TC Energy for building the KXL pipeline. In his words, it was a "bold move".

It was likely the single biggest financial decision ever made on behalf of Alberta's taxpayers. /THREAD

#AbLeg #KeystoneXL
And in another bold move, Premier Kenney refused to divulge the details of the deal.

As Albertans know well, the economics work for major pipeline linking our energy sector to the world. Once built, these projects have proven to be excellent investments. 2/

#AbLeg #KeystoneXL
Unfortunately, what has plagued these projects hasn't been economics, but political risk. It was true for TMX and for KXL.

The decision to take a public ownership in TMX reduced the single biggest barrier to that project moving forward: political risk. 3/

#AbLeg #KeystoneXL
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Western Canadian Select oil is now trading at negative prices.👇

Killing & delaying pipelines landlocked us.

#Covid19 collapsed demand.

The Russian-Saudi price war surged supply, filling up inventories.

The future of hundreds of thousands of Canadian jobs is at stake.
Oil & gas is the largest sub sector of Canada’s economy.

It is by far our largest export industry.

In the past 18 years, the industry has contributed $359 billion in taxes & royalties to pay for public services. canadianenergycentre.ca/359-billion-wh…

Over 500,000 jobs depend on oil & gas.
When Central Canada’s auto sector risked collapse in 2008, Canada took action to ensure a future for those workers.

A collapse of the Canadian energy sector would be economically devastating for the whole country, from banks, to pension funds, to manufacturers, to govt revenues.
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TRUMP
-Revoked Wampanoag Tribe's Reservation status (will happen to more tribes)
-Wants to Privatize Native lands (will lead to us losing land)
-Used reversed Obama's blocking and pushed through #DAPL & #KeystoneXL
-Restricted Tribes reclaiming land
-Put Indigenous kids in cages
-Tried to cut Pine Ridge's food stamps DURING a pandemic
-Held up Emergency Coronavirus funds for Tribes
-Hobbled the MMIW taskforce
-Made Native History Month "Founding Fathers Month"
-Cut uranium clean up budget affecting Natives
-His border wall blasted up Native burial sites
The GOP
-Stalled the Violence Against Women Act & gutted it of sovereignty protections & laws protecting Native Women from Non-Native abusers
-Stalled Savanna's MMIW Act
-Massively suppressed Native voters
-Introduced laws protecting people running over Native water protectors
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BREAKING: 30 @CCIAction and @IAStudentAction members are refusing to leave @JoeBiden’s statewide headquarters in Des Moines over his lies about #MedicareForAll and his ties to the insurance company CEOs who are funding his campaign.
We are members of @CCIAction and Iowa Student Action. We are sick and tired of seeing our families, friends, and neighbors suffer under the cruelty of a healthcare system dominated by greed. And we are tired of experiencing this cruelty in our own lives.
We are here today because Vice President @JoeBiden is lying about #MedicareForAll and doing the bidding of health insurance executives and CEOs. We have tried to talk with Biden for 9 months, but all of our calls and emails have been ignored.
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WEDNESDAY MORNING IN ENERGY: Where I'm mostly just going to leverage the #Kentucky election to talk about Justified to try to get some eyeballs, mostly because lots going on! #OOTT #energy
So today is where we've got a big day in Brazil - where they're auctioning off offshore rights on a whole load of acreage. #OOTT

Definitely need to follow @NoriegaMarta @mariannaparraga @G_Slattery on this one.

reuters.com/article/brazil…
If all the areas receive a bid, Brazil’s government will net 106.5 billion reais ($26.7 billion) in signing bonuses - and that will plug holes in the country's leaky budget.

Brazil is one of few non-OPEC countries boosting production, meanwhile. #OOTT
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Putting aside Trump DID obstruct justice during Mueller investigation, Dems-& of course its accomplices like @maddow—came off very foolish 2da. 3+ years #RussiaGate obsession while ignoring

1) #FlintWaterCrisis (still a crisis)
2) nearly half country can't afford $400 emergency
@maddow 3) Trump has disregarded a federal judge and granted permit for #KeystoneXL pipeline
4) 5 years later, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo is still not in jail or off police force for murdering Eric Garner
5) Trump has DOUBLED Obama's drone war
@maddow 6) Contrary to Trump's bs promises, we're currently in a manufacturing recession
marketwatch.com/story/us-indus…
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The latest plan out from @JayInslee is what real climate leadership looks like. Full stop. It's time we got serious about taking on the out-of-control fossil fuel industy. His Freedom from Fossil Fuels plan does that. oilchangeusa.org/response-insle…
@JayInslee I mean just look at these headers! They're what climate leadership dreams are made of!
@JayInslee Gotta love the shout-out to the first rule of holes. And he's not wrong. We need to #StopFundingFossils. Now.
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💣Bomb of the Day💣

Shit’s about to get real:

House Intel is granted leave to intervene in Trump v. Deutsche Bank. House Financial Services Committee too. Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff are going to get to have their say.
🤥Obfuscation🤥
One likely reason Barr wouldn't say if the White House has suggested he open an investigation of anyone

James Comey: How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr

Ben Sasse asked Barr about Deripaska Wednesday & Barr had nothing critical to say
🤥Obfuscation 2🤥

@LindseyGrahamSC asks if Mueller wants to clarify anything Barr said

Barr explicitly called for the government to subsidize Catholic religious education and to promote laws which “restrain sexual immorality”
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Venezuela: The Trump Coup — And Our Next Oil War.

[An excerpt from my interview with @jimmy_dore.]

For background read The #KochBrothers, #HugoChavez and the #KeystoneXL Pipeline: gregpalast.com/the-koch-broth…
#Venezuela is #OccupyWallStreet on its head: the 1% are out in the street, violently hoping to overthrow the government elected by working people. Are the Kochs involved? Why not read my reports on Venezuela? gregpalast.com/chavez-maduro-…
Don't believe everything you read in the papers about #Venezuela — my 2002 report for @Guardian theguardian.com/world/2002/apr… #HandsOffVenezuela
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BREAKING: A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration violated bedrock environmental laws when approving #KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline!

The judge blocked any construction and ordered the government to revise its environmental review.
This decision is a significant setback for a pipeline that would be a disaster for the climate, people and wildlife.
“As the court has made clear yet again, the Trump administration’s flawed and dangerous proposal should be shelved forever.” — Jackie Prange, @NRDC senior attorney
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Yesterday, the #KeystonePipeline cracked and dumped 210,000 gallons of oil onto South Dakota prairie. Here’s the reason the pipeline burst... gregpalast.com/pig-burst-keys… #KeystoneXL #KeystoneSpill #NoKXL
The PIG (Pipeline Inspection Gauge) that is sent through the #KeystonePipeline to check for evidence of any weakness didn’t squeal a warning. Why not? Because, the PIG has been silenced — its software jacked and hacked gregpalast.com/pig-burst-keys… #KeystoneSpill
Note: We've obtained independent confirmation of this from not one, not two, but THREE software engineers who designed the PIG "warning" system gregpalast.com/pig-burst-keys… #KeystoneXL #KeystonePipeline #KeystoneSpill #NoKXL
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