Trump appoints coal lobbyist to No. 2 EPA slot | Utility Dive

Trump appoints coal lobbyist to No. 2 EPA slot | Utility Dive

Source: Trump appoints coal lobbyist to No. 2 EPA slot | Utility Dive

President Trump earlier this year issued an executive order barring lobbyists from serving in the administration for a least a year after they give up their registration, but the Washington Examiner notes it could obtain a waiver to allow Wheeler to serve.

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Performance-based regulation: Aligning utility incentives with policy objectives and customer benefits | Utility Dive

Performance-based regulation: Aligning utility incentives with policy objectives and customer benefits | Utility Dive

Source: Performance-based regulation: Aligning utility incentives with policy objectives and customer benefits | Utility Dive

PBR offers the potential to achieve policy objectives and improve public welfare while also retooling the utility business model for success in meeting those objectives.

ESA Statement on DOE NOPR

ESA Statement on DOE NOPR

Source: ESA Statement on DOE NOPR

“It’s not too late for DOE to consider the ultimate goals of what they’re trying to accomplish – improving grid reliability, resilience, and flexibility for consumers. DOE should expand this rulemaking to consider resilience more broadly and focus on price formation. This will lead to more competition, which in turn will drive down costs while creating more resilience for all.”

Pediatrician drops a bomb on idea that transgenderism is real — completely destroys it with truth – TheBlaze

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/10/15/pediatrician-drops-a-bomb-on-idea-that-transgenderism-is-real-completely-destroys-it-with-truth/

Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers. It’s treating puberty like a disease, arresting a normal process which is critical to normal development and bad for kids.

Sterilization: not good for kids. Prepping them for what will likely result in a case in girls a double mastectomy at 16 — not how you treat depression or anxiety and I have plenty of experience treating teenagers with depression, anxiety, even suicidal depression. Indoctrinating pre-school kids with the lie that you can be trapped in the wrong body, again, that’s disrupting their normal reality testing and cognitive development. Those things are abusive.

As to the studies, there are two that I am aware of that claim affirming your child’s gender confusion is good for them. Number one, it assumes that coaching a child into a fixed-false belief is mentally healthy. Science doesn’t allow you to assume your conclusion. Number two, those studies are extremely small. Number three, those studies are very short term. And number four, the control group of “mentally healthy children” are the siblings, most of them are siblings of the trans-identifying child. Oh, and there’s a number five, the parents were the ones evaluating the mental health of the children.

This is not science…I don’t think you need to have an M.D. or a Ph.D to know that’s not science — that’s ideology masquerading as science.

4 ways consumers will feel the end of Obamacare subsidies – CBS News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ending-aca-cost-sharing-subsidies-consumer-impact/

Trump administration’s announcement late Thursday that it will immediately end key cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act could translate into higher, in some cases unaffordable, health insurance costs for consumers who rely on the individual insurance market. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the health care exchanges are “imploding.”

The president added on Friday that he considered the subsidies “almost a payoff” to the insurers, and he’s ending the payments because he doesn’t “want to make the insurance companies rich.”

It didn’t take long before New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced plans to sue the administration over the move, along with a number of other state attorneys general.