The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 16th, 2019 morning edition

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Now, opponents are using everything from national security arguments to targeting tax incentives in order to hobble wind power.

North Carolina is one of several states in which lawmakers are pushing new proposals to undercut wind energy.

The bill argues that wind farms pose a national security risk and uses Department of Defense maps to essentially outlaw wind farms built on land within 100 miles of the state’s coast.

But the military already has veto power over any projects that are deemed a national security risk.

“Wind energy, for states like North Carolina… [is part of] climate change goals,” said Cassie Gavin, a senior director with Sierra Club North Carolina.

Wind power has faced setbacks in a number of states in recent years, in areas across the country.

That’s good news in places like Texas and North Carolina, as environmental advocates stare down attacks on wind power. »

Notre Dame fire: Paris cathedral destroyed by inferno

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In Washington, Donald Trump tweeted: 'So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.'.

Firefighters tackle the blaze on Monday evening as flames and smoke rise from the Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris.

The spire collapses while flames are burning through the roof at teh Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris today. »

Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns, showing how his 2016 presidential run vaulted him into wealth

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(CNN) Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released a decade of tax returns, providing new insight into how the Democratic socialist senator from Vermont became a millionaire between his two presidential runs.

Since that first run, Sanders and his wife made a total of more than $2.79 million, putting them in the category of the super-rich.

Sanders in a statement said the returns "show that our family has been very fortunate.". »

Incendie à Notre-Dame : la famille Pinault débloque 100 millions d'euros

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«Cette tragédie frappe tous les Français et bien au delà tous ceux qui sont attachés aux valeurs spirituelles.

Face à un tel drame, chacun souhaite redonner vie au plus vite à ce joyau de notre patrimoine», écrit le président de la holding familiale et du groupe de luxe Kering.

Artemis est le bras armé de l'empire fondé par François Pinault, aujourd'hui âgé de 82 ans et troisième fortune de France. »