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PBC News & Comment: Federal Judge Cancels Keystone XL Permit

Federal judge in Montana cancels key permit for Keystone XL, with another injunction hearing underway today, amid global oil glut….--attorney Steve Volker is renewing plea for injunction of construction

--EPA strikes again, weakening controls on mercury emissions

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola recaps opportunistic moves by TrumpCo under fog from pandemic

--at MintPress, Alan Mcleod reveals hidden tax cut in CARES Act that benefits ultra-wealthy

--new report from Public Accountability Project fingers Chamber of Commerce as the driver of Trump’s refusal to fully use the Defense Production Act

--the “Opening Our Country Council” is a roster of oligarchs and corporate leaders, some didn’t even know they were invited

--Trump’s latest bizarre attempt at a power grab is threat to adjourn Congress to use recess appointments

--the orchestrated right-wing protests over Covid restrictions are astroturf groups feeding footage to Fox News to give Trump fake support

--new report details the impact of der Trumper’s attacks on media

--today’s Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

--as NYC and LA extend restrictions to May 15, Cuomo hires corporate consultants to advise on restart

--$1,200 deposits are hitting many bank accounts, including those of some dead people

--Gov. Newsom’s payments to undocumented aren’t much, but a good step

--many renters who can’t pay report offers of sex with landlords

--PBC Community Fund offers $100 grants, with no sex required

--in fresh, in-depth interview, progressive Dem activist Norman Solomon talks about the weakness of the Sanders campaign, and Joe Biden

--NY Times editor Dean Baquet admits he approved changes to Tara Reade report at request of Biden campaign

--Biden’s pitch to lower age for Medicare would benefit for-profit insurance industry

--Biden’s visibility on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter is dwarfed by Trump’s

--GOP Sen. Richard Burr faces accusation of bribery after selling his DC crib to a lobbyist, above fair market value