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January 13th, 2017

DEMAND THE VOTE : BLOG

2017 – As we move forward we must learn from past failures and successes so we are not persisting on failed attempts to bring about change; particularity when those attempts are calculated and counteracted by opponents. Here are older exposé that have been proven to be correct today. If only the masses would have responded to this in a timely manner as opposed to following unquestioning,challenging- blindly- We may have prevent injury,litigation and prosecution of true fellow protectors. We must be more strategic – less predictable by doing the unpredictable… Mandating True Change – Changing the laws to allow the rights of beings over corporations.
Macdonald Stainsby’s exposé was written in 2013 – he called it. Ref: Standing rock, Keep in mind – the North Dakota Pipe Line is about 60% complete.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/03/the-problem-with-bill-mckibben-and-john-kerry/

http://www.countercurrents.org/morningstar220112.htm

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/02/15/bill-mckibben-is-not-what-he-seems-to-be-i-catch-him-in-a-lie/

We The People must be vigilant and Courageous wile identifying and exposing those who distract, redirect and/or cause distention among us and our genuine efforts.Keeping in mind and hart not to alienate thous who have been fooled into believing the distraction. As they are nonetheless Committed and True of Hart

Time has a way of revealing failures/successes, inaccuracy/accuracy in life. Lets learn from our own History

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January 5th, 2017

Solar and wind power cheaper than fossil fuels for the first time

Solar energy is now cheaper than traditional fossil fuels.

Solar and wind is now either the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in more than 30 countries, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. The influential foundaton has described the change as a “tipping point” that could make fighting climate change into a profitable form of business for energy companies.

But investors and energy firms are still failing to put money into such green solutions despite the fact that they are cheaper than more traditional forms of electricity generation, according to the same report.

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January 3rd, 2017

Preemption conflicts between state and local governments

A tug-of-war between cities and state governments has developed behind the scenes of the 21st century’s biggest policy debates. Interest groups advancing policy reforms ranging from bans on fracking to higher minimum wages have led local and state officials to tussle over appropriate responses. Mayors, city councils, and community activists are passing ordinances and initiatives on wages, gun control, and LGBT issues in order to fill gaps perceived in existing law. Governors and state legislators have pushed back against these local responses, citing their interests in creating uniform policies across all local governments in their states.

This struggle continues the decades-long evolution of preemption, a legal concept that allows a state law to supersede a conflicting local law due to the state’s power to create cities as granted by state constitutions.[1] The term is also used to describe a similar exercise of power by the federal government over states, but this page only deals with preemption at the local and state level. State and federal courts have decided in favor of state preemption of local rules since the late 19th century. John Dillon, in his capacity as a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court from 1864 to 1869, ruled in two cases that municipalities can only pass ordinances allowed by state law. Dillon’s rulings have formed the bedrock of preemption cases since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his decisions in 1903 and 1923.[2]

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January 2nd, 2017

Resource Rich Colorado report highlights assets and opportunities in state’s energy economy

December 14, 2016

The Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC), an industry affiliate of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC), today released its annual study measuring Colorado’s competitive position in the oil, natural gas, coal, renewable energy, alternative-fuel vehicles, and sustainability sectors of the energy industry.

The eighth edition of Resource Rich Colorado (RRC) compares Colorado to the 49 other states based on the availability of natural resources for energy generation, pertinent energy policies and programs, and applicable intellectual resources crucial to the energy industry.

“While many states are typically strong in either fossil fuels or renewables, Colorado has the advantage of rich and abundant resources in both, positioning it as an energy leader not only in the United States, but globally,” said Brian Payer, Program Manager for Strategic Operations at Sphera and co-chair of the CEC’s Resource Rich Colorado Committee.

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