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Voters in Florida face crucial solar power decisions

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Voters in sun-bathed Florida will face a decision Tuesday that could weigh heavily on the use — and cost — of solar power in the state. The solar power industry is opposed to Amendment 1, a proposal to amend the state constitution that will appear on the ballot as “Florida Solar Energy Subsidies and Personal Solar Use Initiative.” Utilities — including Florida Power & Light Co. — have spent upward of $20 million trying to get the amendment on the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.1.16 – Hillary Clinton’s Bob Dole moment

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Hillary Clinton had what I’m going to call her “Bob Dole moment” in the 2016 campaign Thursday in Purchase, New York, when she grew visibly angry when questioned by a Greenpeace activist about donations to her campaign from the fossil fuel industry. The activist, Eva Resnick-Day, asked Clinton whether she would reject fossil fuel money in the future. “I am so sick – I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it!” Well, alright then.…

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BP concedes Gulf oil spill is bigger than estimate

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BP conceded Thursday that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy crude washed into Louisiana’s wetlands for the first time, feeding worries and uncertainty about the massive monthlong spill. Mark Proegler, a spokesman for oil giant BP PLC, told The Associated Press that a mile-long tube inserted into a leaking pipe over the weekend is capturing 210,000 gallons a day – the total amount the company and the Coast Guard have estimated is…

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