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Protesters Interrupt Rick Perry’s Speech At Energy Conference

Protesters Interrupt Rick Perry’s Speech At Energy Conference
Above Photo: Rick Perry smiled to photographers Monday as he left Trump Tower after a meeting with the president-elect. (Photo: AP) Contradicting overwhelming scientific consensus, the energy secretary claims that carbon dioxide is not the “primary control knob” for climate change. Energy Secretary Rick Perry offered little explanation when protesters pressed him to explain his position on climate change at an energy conference on Tuesday. ... Read more

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks
Above Photo: Wells Fargo bank sign (Photo by Mike Mozart | Flickr CC 2.0) Supporters of the idea say public banks can enable more community-driven, character-based lending. This story was originally published on NextCity.org, which publishes daily news and analysis on cities. Philadelphia City Council Member Cindy Bass was already thinking about how to cut the city’s ties with Wells Fargo when bank CEO John Stumpf testified last September ... Read more