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PBC News & Comment: Trump Screws the Planet for Short-term Profiteering

Despite grandiose claims, Trump rollback of EPA rules won’t save coal industry or put miners back to work; warming escalates…..--even coal industry leaders and utility execs admit benefits to them are minor

--VICE lists the Trump donors who will profit from the rollback

--NY Times editorial slams 45

--Westinghouse nuclear division files for bankruptcy, new power plants under construction in Georgia and South Carolina may never be completed

--in wake of calls for Nunes to step down from House investigation of Trump-Russia, some call for Senate intel to take over, but that committee is tainted, too

--both Zero Hedge and Counterpunch reports undermine claims that “Russia hacked the DNC”

--House sends bill to Trump that will allow internet providers to collect and sell your browsing information under looser FTC rules

--California AG files charges against David Daleiden for secret videos of Planned Parenthood execs that have fueled efforts to cut funds to PP

--Britain gives notice to trigger 2-year process to exit European Union, our pal Andy Worthington responds

--after serial extortion, Oakland faces “Rexit” as NFL Raiders get OK to move to Las Vegas and stiff the impoverished city for hundreds of millions of dollars

--Hillary Clinton gave a speech to women in San Francisco yesterday: How can we miss her if she won’t go away? (credit to Dan Hicks)

--new Nate Cohn analysis shows that HRC didn’t lose due to weak Dem turnout, but due to Dem turncoats who switched to Trump or third party

--your humble host got a letter from DNC, and will open it during the podcast

--deadline for bids to build the TrumpWall extended, as some bidders offer alternatives to an actual wall

--in California, Loyola law school team wins freedom for second prisoner this month

--responding to Trump budget cuts to Meals on Wheels, Daily Show says militarize it to save it, renamed Meal Team 6