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Bernie Sanders says real wages rose 1.1%. He’s right

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Mel B can’t take daughter to UK for holidays after court ruling: report

Mel B won’t be spending Christmas with her daughter overseas this year.

A judge reportedly put a stop to the Spice Girl’s U.K. plans after ex-husband Stephen Belafonte filed documents to keep their daughter, Madison, in L.A.

Belafonte alleges in the court documents seen by TMZ that Madison is afraid that mother Mel B, whose real name is Melanie Brown, will hurt her after allegedly being “traumatized” during their last mother-daughter trip across the pond.

MEL B.’S EX SLAMS ABUSE CLAIMS, CALLS HER A ‘FAKE VICTIM’

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Mel B and ex-husband Stephen Belafonte in 2016. (AP)

MEL B. SAYS SHE ALMOST ‘LOST HER LIFE’ DURING MARRIAGE TO EX-HUSBAND STEPHEN BELAFONTE

Though it is unclear what may have transpired, the L.A. Superior Court judge ruled in Belafonte’s favor.

Brown and Belafonte married in July 2007 before separating in December 2016. Brown filed for divorce in March 2017, and it was finalized in December of that year.

In an interview with Event, she said: “In the process of my marriage I lost my family, my friends, my self-respect and I almost lost my life and for so long I felt ashamed.”

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“I thought I was stupid, that everything that happened was my fault. I had never heard of a coercive relationship. Even after I left him I never realized so many other women have almost exactly the same story to tell,” she continued. “It was only after my book [‘Brutally Honest’] came out that I realized emotional abuse is an epidemic that affects millions. It’s the shame that makes you suffer in silence. But I am no longer ashamed.”

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Bernie Sanders says real wages rose 1.1%. He’s right

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‘I won’t be reading ET again!’: Trump attacks Christian magazine for backing impeachment then misspells its name during wild early morning rant

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Sounds familiar.

“In addressing the Protestant and Catholic audiences in 1932., the Nazis linked their own commitment to Christian principles with a warning about the threat to religion posed by advancing Marxism. “A people without faith in God will fall,” the party preached. “Religion is not an opiate but sustenance for the soul of the Volk.” The atrocities committed against the Christian faith in Spain and Russia could happen in Germany as well, the Nazis warned, if the forces of Marxism remained unchecked. “The enemies of religion are fighting with all their might to rip that most holy thing, faith, from your heart,” the party asserted, and they would use “the most despicable means to mock and ridicule your God and religion, branding you with atheism, blasphemy, and anti-Christian materialism.” The NSDAP, therefore, had an obligation “to erect a dam against the filthy torrent of atheism” that endangered Christian values everywhere.24′ The party stated its desire to “help the Christian confessions gain their rights” and restated its commitment to the equality of the churches. At the same time, however, the Nazis insisted on the removal of religion from the political arena. “Christianity is too important to this party,” the NSDAP piously intoned, to allow “church and religious affairs to be tied up with partisan politics.” Instead, the party stressed that the NSDAP, “like Christ, demands that God should be given what is God’s and the state what is the state’s.”

Source: “Polarization and Collapse: 1932 – Subcatergory: Religion.” The Nazi Voter: the Social Foundations of Fascism in Germany, 1919-1933, by Thomas Childers, The University of North Carolina Press, 2010, pp. 258–259.

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US sanctions Iranian ‘death’ judges, but how much is left to target before the country crumbles?

The United States government announced even more sanctions on Iran on Thursday, this time taking aim at two judges presiding over branches of the regime’s Revolutionary Court accused of “punishing Iranian citizens and dual-nationals for exercising their freedoms of expression or assembly” and in some cases “sentencing political prisoners to death.”

“The United States will not be a bystander to ongoing oppression and injustice in Iran,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “This Administration is targeting those in the regime who seek to censor protestors, persecute religious minorities, and silence the Iranian people.”

The new sanctions have been placed on Judge Abdolghassem Salavati, who presides over the infamous Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court “where he has prosecuted and delivered harsh sentences,” the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) stated. The sanctions also target Mohammad Moghisseh, who presides over Branch 28 “where he has overseen countless unfair trials, during which charges went unsubstantiated, and evidence was disregarded.”

“All property and interests in property of these persons’ subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them,” OFAC warned. “Foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate significant transactions for, or persons that provide material or certain support to, risk exposure to sanctions that could sever their access to the U.S. financial system.”

INSIDE IRAN’S DEADLY ARMORY AND ITS CAPABILITIES TO FIGHT THE US

The sanctions are just one of many that have been slapped on the Islamic Republic over the past eighteen months.

It has been more than 40 years since the United States imposed its first round of economic sanctions on Iran in response to the hostage crisis and violent takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The ensuing years have been fraught with intense hostilities between the two nations, puncturing even deeper since the Trump administration pulled out of the controversial JCPOA, better known as Obama’s Iran Deal, in May 2018.

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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in the inauguration ceremony of a power plant in northwestern Iran, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Rouhani said U.S. financial sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister are “childish” and a barrier to diplomacy. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Not only did the move re-instate the long-held sanctions on Iran, but the U.S. government has continued to inflict economic restrictions as part of a “maximum pressure” campaign intent on curbing the country’s nuclear ambitions and support for terrorism once and for all.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration sanctioned three Mahan sales representatives based in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo additionally announced another round of Iranian sanctions – this time targeting a shipping network of Iranian companies for trafficking “lethal aid” to war-ravaged Yemen.

IRAN NUCLEAR EXPERTS TESTING NEW ADVANCED CENTRIFUGES FOR URANIUM ENRICHMENT, ROUHANI SAYS

The U.S. State Department also disseminated a sanctions advisory this week exhorting parties who transfer or export crucial steel-making inputs – needle coke and graphite electrodes – to Iran, are at risk of violating U.S. laws, alleging that the revenue Iran draws from steelmaking may contribute to “proliferation programs, campaigns of regional aggression, and support for terrorist groups.”

And late last month, the U.S. imposed sanctions on Iran’s information minister, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, for “wide-scale internet censorship” in retaliation for the five-day shuttering of the internet in a quest to scuttle the mass anti-government protests against the hike in fuel prices.

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Anti-government protesters celebrate a soccer match win in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Iraqis are celebrating a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

An advisory issued by the treasury department in July cautioned that anyone “considering continued aviation business with Iran” would be dealt a harsh blow, highlighting that even Iran’s commercial carriers were involved in smuggling weapons and fighters to proxy conflicts abroad. The U.S. has thus sanctioned numerous entities linked to Iran’s aviation industry, its first private airline Mahan Air, and overseas sales agents and front companies used by the industry to secure airline parts.

In September, the U.S. disclosed another bundle of sanctions zeroing in on Iran’s national bank and national development fund. In May, the Trump team sanctioned the country’s metals industry, which is considered its most abundant means on nonpetroleum earnings. In April, the administration – despite pushback from some Pentagon top-brass – designated the elite Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, marking the first time the U.S. had labeled a wing of another country’s government with such a tag and subsequently triggering a storm of travel and economic sanctions.

That is just the tip of the iceberg. U.S. sanctions have been foisted on scores of individuals, organizations, and entities nationwide, targeting scores of sectors from military and politics to trade and natural resources, taking a dramatic toll on the Iranian economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts “zero growth” in 2020.

But the continual array of sanctions begs the question: what is left to squeeze? How much further can the United States go with its fistful of soft power?

“The latest designations are about standing with the Iranian people and naming and shaming their oppressors,” Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Fox News. “The Trump administration appears dedicated to exposing all those who contribute to the full scale of Iran’s malign activities, be it foreign aggression or domestic suppression. Sanctions are a tool that can be used to counter both prongs of that threat.”

From Taleblu’s viewpoint, if the imposition of sanctions appears endless, it is because “there are so many threats that need countering.”

“There is still much left to sanction, such as on the financial side with Iran’s regional and local trade over electricity or cement, or targeting the trade of goods and parts used to power Iran’s non-oil sector, and then, of course, there’s the Supreme Leader’s assets and business empire,” he said. “Washington can also do much more on the human rights side. Every time there is a protest, Washington should designate the local unit, be it police, Basij, or IRGC, which suppresses them, as well as local officials and judges that support this crackdown. There is an entire universe of individuals and entities that still need to be sanctioned. The U.S. is not near maxing out its sanctions tools against Iran.”

THE MASTER BEHIND THE MASK: WHO IS IRAN’S MOST FEARED AND POWERFUL MILITARY COMMANDER?

A report released by the Congressional Research Service in November underscored that the reinstatement of U.S. sanctions “has driven Iran’s economy into recession as major companies have exited the Iranian economy and Iran’s oil exports have decreased dramatically.”

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In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square in Tehran, Iran. The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts.  (AP)

According to Defense Priorities Senior Fellow Enea Gjoza, Iran’s oil exports have dropped from 2.5 million barrels per day to less than 400,000, squeezing the government’s budget.

“But that has not made Iran more amenable to negotiations. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran will not negotiate without sanctions relief and has so far stuck to that pledge,” he noted. “There are always more ways to turn up the economic pressure, such as by credibly threatening heavy sanctions against Iran’s few remaining trading partners. But that would place the U.S. in conflict with numerous countries, at a time when European allies—who have remained in the Iran deal—are alienated from the U.S.”

Yet whether Washington’s maximum pressure campaign is effectively working to rip the regime apart is subject to debate, with some analysts insisting it is the innocent population who suffer rather than the head honchos.

“At this point, sanctions are a feel-good exercise for D.C. hawks and their political supporters. These new measures will, unfortunately, have no effect on the officials targeted and may continue to set back human rights in the country,” contended Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council. “Inside Iran, sanctions have empowered the hardline Revolutionary Guard and human rights abusers whose political capital is directly linked to tensions with Washington. While sanctions do have the ability to make life miserable for the broader population, most Iranian officials are out of reach for the U.S. and instead provide cover to take Iran in a more confrontational direction and increase repression.”

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has consistently denounced the U.S. campaign, at a gathering in Malaysia this week warning that the U.S. officials “will have to reverse the course they have taken, and we will make them do it through our resistance and steadfastness.”

“The sanctions regime is incrementally tightened in an effort to shape behavioral change. The goal is to get the Iranians to the table where the US can negotiate from a position of relative strength,” added Kamran Bokhari, a national security expert at the Center for Global Policy. “The US approach is a process as opposed to a roadmap, so it is difficult and even a bit early to say that it is working or not. The Iranians are clearly hurting, but their calculus is that they can hold out till the 2020 vote. They don’t want to negotiate just yet – at least not before it becomes clear who will be in the White House in 2021.”

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Third tunnel found under US-Mexico border in Arizona town

Two Mexican nationals were arrested in Arizona this week after a third tunnel – providing a hidden passageway underneath the U.S.-Mexico border – was found in the town of Nogales this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Thursday.

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ICE agents found the 82-foot long, 8-foot deep tunnel Tuesday while carrying out a search warrant on a home in Nogales, Ariz., the statement said. About 200 pounds of meth, two pounds of white heroin, three pounds of cocaine and six-and-a-half pounds of fentanyl were also found during the raid. The two Mexican nationals — Jovany Robledo-Delgado and Jesus Martinez Selgado – were arrested and charged with possession and conspiracy to distribute hard narcotics. They both appeared in U.S. federal court Wednesday.

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(U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

The tunnel runs from the Arizona home to the entry of a sewage pipeline called the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI). The IOI transports millions of gallons of sewage water a day from the sister cities of Nogales – one in Mexico, Sonora, the other across the international boundary in Arizona – to a treatment plant in Rio Rico, Ariz., Fox 10 Phoenix reported.

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Officials also found a stash that included 200 pounds of meth, two pounds of heroin, three pounds of cocaine and 6.5 pounds of fentanyl. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Tunnels can be used by Mexican cartel members to transport narcotics across the border. Migrants also have reportedly used tunnels to try to enter the U.S. illegally, surpassing designated ports of entry.

Officials believe the tunnel had been there for at least a few months. They carried out the search warrant on the home after receiving an anonymous tip about drug smuggling through the IOI, Phoenix’s KTVK-TV reported. It was the third discovered in Nogales  during December.

On Dec. 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and Mexican police found an incomplete tunnel under the streets during a routine sweep of a stormwater drainage system that serves the sister cities of Nogales on both sides of the border, Fox 10 reported.

It ran about 10-feet underground for about 20 feet into the U.S. from the Mexican side of the border. It was about three-feet wide and four-feet tall. Agents found its entrance in the floor of an existing drainage system tunnel – the opening blocked off by dirt and a mixture of Styrofoam and concrete. No people or drugs were found inside.

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Some 50 yards away – a second was found on Dec. 10. CBP agents apprehended four migrants after spotting them on surveillance camera attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Fox 10. While retracing the migrant’s journey, agents located the tunnel about 5 feet north of the International Boundary Fence. Mexican police later located the entrance to the tunnel on the other side of the fence. It stretched about 10-feet below ground.

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‘I won’t be reading ET again!’: Trump attacks Christian magazine for backing impeachment then misspells its name during wild early morning rant

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Sounds familiar.

“In addressing the Protestant and Catholic audiences in 1932., the Nazis linked their own commitment to Christian principles with a warning about the threat to religion posed by advancing Marxism. “A people without faith in God will fall,” the party preached. “Religion is not an opiate but sustenance for the soul of the Volk.” The atrocities committed against the Christian faith in Spain and Russia could happen in Germany as well, the Nazis warned, if the forces of Marxism remained unchecked. “The enemies of religion are fighting with all their might to rip that most holy thing, faith, from your heart,” the party asserted, and they would use “the most despicable means to mock and ridicule your God and religion, branding you with atheism, blasphemy, and anti-Christian materialism.” The NSDAP, therefore, had an obligation “to erect a dam against the filthy torrent of atheism” that endangered Christian values everywhere.24′ The party stated its desire to “help the Christian confessions gain their rights” and restated its commitment to the equality of the churches. At the same time, however, the Nazis insisted on the removal of religion from the political arena. “Christianity is too important to this party,” the NSDAP piously intoned, to allow “church and religious affairs to be tied up with partisan politics.” Instead, the party stressed that the NSDAP, “like Christ, demands that God should be given what is God’s and the state what is the state’s.”

Source: “Polarization and Collapse: 1932 – Subcatergory: Religion.” The Nazi Voter: the Social Foundations of Fascism in Germany, 1919-1933, by Thomas Childers, The University of North Carolina Press, 2010, pp. 258–259.

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Al Franken compares Mitch McConnell to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in post-impeachment tweet

Nearly two years removed from the U.S. Senate, it appears Al Franken may be trying to revive his comedy career.

In a Twitter message posted Thursday, Franken wrote that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., discussing the “decline of bipartisanship” — in his speech on the Senate floor after the House voted to impeach President Trump — was like convicted serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer talking about “dinner party etiquette.”

Franken, 68, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer, was a Democrat who represented Minnesota in the Senate from 2009 to 2018. He resigned over groping allegations at the height of the #MeToo movement, following high-profile claims against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, NBC News star Matt Lauer and others.

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The longtime comedian was accused of acts of sexual misconduct, including claims by Leeann Tweeden, who said he groped her and kissed her against her will during a USO tour in 2006. A photo emerged of Franken smiling as he appeared to touch Tweeden’s breasts while she was sleeping. Tweeden eventually accepted Franken’s public apology.

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Al Franken arrives at the U.S. Senate to announce his resignation over allegatons of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 7, 2017. (Reuters)

A fellow Democrat, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, was a vocal critic of Franken but later said he was entitled to a “path to redemption.”

Franken’s tweet came after McConnell declared that the Senate and House Democrats were at an “impasse” over whether the House would transmit its articles of impeachment against Trump to the GOP-controlled Senate for a constitutionally mandated trial.

“Let’s be clear: The House’s vote yesterday was not some neutral judgment,” McConnell said. “It was the predetermined end of a partisan crusade.”

Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had insisted on “departing from the unanimous bipartisan precedent that 100 senators approved before the beginning of President Clinton’s trial” concerning logistics.

Dahmer, dubbed the “Milwaukee Cannibal,” was convicted of murdering 17 males between 1978 and 1991, often luring them to his home where he strangled them to death, performed sex acts on their corpses and saved — and reportedly ate — their dismembered body parts. He was killed in prison by an inmate in 1994.

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Franken now hosts “The Al Franken Podcast,” available on iTunes and Spotify.

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Ivanka Trump says impeachment has ‘energized’ her father — and his 63M supporters

In a new interview, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says this week’s “purely partisan” impeachment of her father by the House of Representatives has “energized” him and “his 63 million-plus voters.”

“In fact, the only thing bipartisan was the vote against proceeding forward,” the 38-year-old first daughter tells CBS “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan in a teaser trailer release Thursday night. The full conversation will air Dec. 29.

‘THE VIEW’ HOSTS BROWBEAT MELANIA AND IVANKA OVER TRUMP’S JOHN DINGELL ATTACK

Not a single Republican backed the impeachment of the president on either of two charges — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — in Wednesday’s vote, but a few Democrats sided with the GOP against the action.

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Ivanka Trump speaks during a roundtable on the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Trump spoke a day after the House of Representatives voted to charge her father on Wednesday with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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When asked about the mood of President Trump following the impeachment process, she added, “He said it didn’t even feel like he was being impeached.”

“It is pretty unprecedented that support for impeachment has decreased over time as more information was presented to the American people. It’s decreased, not increased,” she said.

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“So with all of this time spent, with all of these witnesses who didn’t have firsthand knowledge, with all of these people that have been paraded in front of the American people, support for this action has decreased. So, you know, I think he sees it for what it is, which is really just raw partisan politics.”

The impeachment process is set to move to the Republican-controlled Senate, where Trump’s allies are likely to vote for acquittal.

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Sen. John Barrasso: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is hurting environment, helping Putin

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Failed Democratic presidential candidate and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is abusing the Clean Water Act and taking energy projects hostage. Instead of protecting the environment, he is playing into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin uses energy as an international political weapon. Russia is building two new natural gas pipelines from Siberia. One goes to Europe, the other to China. At the same time, the Russians are increasing their production of coal and oil.

Putin’s goal is to make foreign nations reliant on Russian resources. Now, Russia has an unexpected ally in Inslee for its efforts to expand its energy production and reach.

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Inslee has weaponized a small clause of the Clean Water Act, known as Section 401. He is using it to block cleaner, low-sulfur American coal from being shipped out of Washington’s ports. The governor is blocking the permits needed to build a coal export terminal, known as Millennium Bulk. He is sacrificing common sense in the name of alarmist climate change politics.

Congress originally created Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to give states a seat at the table before federal permits are issued for major projects. States deserve that seat and the power to protect the water within their borders. States are best qualified to assess how a project will impact water quality.

In its own assessment, the state of Washington determined that the Millennium Bulk coal terminal project would have no significant environmental impacts on water quality – the reason Section 401 exists in the first place. Additionally, the state’s own consultant concluded the project would lower global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Now, Inslee is exploiting Section 401 to fight a war against American energy.

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The governor claims the Millennium Bulk Coal Terminal project would be bad for the environment. In fact, the coal terminal would actually reduce pollution. The coal passing through the terminal would come from Western states including Wyoming and Montana. Coal from this region emits fewer air pollutants such as sulfur.

Russian energy production and use, on the other hand, results in significant air pollution. In Siberia, the effects of pollution have gotten so bad that authorities in one town reportedly painted their toxic black snow white.

Millennium Bulk Terminal coal would go directly to Asian markets. Washington can’t prevent Japan and other nations from burning coal. The Japanese recently completed a state-of-the-art coal facility specifically designed for American coal. Japan will continue to use coal and that means it will get its coal from somewhere else.

Russia is more than happy to fill the void left by the United States. Russian coal production has increased more than 30 percent in the last decade. Under Putin, Russia has become the world’s third-largest coal producer. Over the next 15 years, Russian coal output could grow from producing 440 million tons each year, to as much as 670 million tons.

Russia has its eyes set on Asian markets. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak recently stated, “Our coal companies are now actively conquering the Asia-Pacific region.”

Japan currently imports almost double the amount of coal from Russia than it does from the United States. With American coal blocked in Washington state, more Russian coal will make its way to Japan and other Asian markets.

The bottom line is that Inslee’s abuse of Section 401 is empowering Russia and hurting the environment.

Inslee is not alone. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used Section 401 to block natural gas pipeline construction across his state. The end result of his obstruction is the same.

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Instead of American natural gas heating homes in New England last winter, Russian natural gas was shipped into Boston Harbor. Instead of Americans having the freedom to use cleaner-burning natural gas, more New England families have to rely on fuel oil. A fuel that emits 38 percent more carbon dioxide and costs roughly three times more than natural gas.

These gas pipelines and the Millennium Bulk Terminal would grow America’s economy and help improve our air. Inslee and Cuomo instead decided to help Russia by blocking these projects. It’s time to reform the Clean Water Act to stop these governors from weaponizing the law against America’s people, economy and environment.

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