Senators Told They Must Do More to Protect Vulnerable Elderly From Monster Storms

Images of seniors in wheelchairs sitting waist deep in the waters which flooded their nursing home after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston told a tale of a tragedy that could have been avoided with the help of greater federal investment and oversight, a bipartisan senate committee agreed on Wednesday.

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Senate Panel Gathers Info on Carbon Capture as Momentum Builds for Tax Credit

A Senate committee took a deep dive into the arcane-sounding subject of carbon sequestration on Wednesday, hoping testimony from a panel of authorities in the field will solidify bipartisan support for a proposed tax credit for the technology.

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Six Die in Florida Nursing Home That Lost Power Due to Hurricane Irma

Five people have died at a South Florida nursing home that lost power due to Hurricane Irma. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three of the deaths took place at the nursing home, while two others occurred as the residents were being transported to a hospital. Sharief said 120 residents of the Hollywood, Fla., facility have been evacuated due to intense heat.

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States Win Hollow Victory Over Trump’s Favors to Oil, Gas & Coal

California and New Mexico won a hollow victory on Wednesday, as a federal judge found the U.S. Department of Interior unlawfully postponed a royalties rule for oil, gas and coal companies’ benefit – but refused to reinstate the rule. 

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