Australian Prime Minister Abandons Climate Targets, Bowing to Party Pressur…

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia abandoned plans for emission targets Monday, bowing to pressure from conservatives who considered toppling Mr. Turnbull’s government over an energy policy that aimed to reduce prices and bring the country into line with international climate change commitments. Mr. Turnbull, who looked tired after a weekend of negotiating with colleagues,…

Trump: Mueller Is Trying to Swing the Midterms for the Dems

President Trump accused special counsel Robert Mueller of deliberately manufacturing criminal allegations against him and his allies in order to help the Democrats win in November’s midterm elections. “Mueller’s Angry Dems are looking to impact the election,” he wrote on Monday morning on Twitter, explicitly accusing the FBI veteran of election interference. “Anybody needing that…

Abuse of Power: Debunking the Trump Administration’s National Security Argu…

After several failed attempts to bail out coal power plants, President Donald Trump and his administration have turned to co-opting national security tools and arguments to pursue their domestic energy agenda. Recently, administration officials have selectively targeted natural gas and renewable energy generation resources, falsely claiming they pose greater risks to the electric grid than…