The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 12nd, 2021 morning edition

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On Tuesday, the Biden administration officially green- lit the country’s largest offshore wind farm.

It’s slated to be installed off the coast of Massachusetts and is the first step in President Joe Biden’s ambitious push to finally get the U.S. in the offshore wind game.

Vineyard Wind will be the first commercial-scale wind farm in the U.S.

Currently, the nation is home to two offshore wind farms, comprised of just seven wind turbines near Rhode Island and Virginia.

The federal approval of Vineyard Wind could start to change that, contributing to achieving the Biden administration’s goal of producing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.

The White House estimates that the project will create about 3,600 jobs (its offshore wind plan calls for creating 77,000 direct jobs in offshore wind by the end of the decade).

Seven coastal states have also set offshore wind targets of their own that together, if achieved, would bring 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power online by 2035. »

U.S. bankruptcy judge rejects NRA bid to reorganize in Texas

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Letitia James, New York's attorney general, had last August filed a lawsuit seeking the dissolution of the NRA, which she accused of corruption and misspending.

James, a Democrat, has accused the NRA of diverting millions of dollars to fund luxuries for officials including longtime Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre.

She also accused it of awarding lucrative contracts to close associates and family members of senior officials. »

A Myth of Monks: Did They Really Practice Beer Fasting?

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A Catholic News Service article tells the tale of 15th-century monks who fasted on beer during the Lenten season.

The article reads: They needed something other than water to sustain them, so the monks turned to a common staple of the time of their region - beer.

They concocted an 'unusually strong' brew, full of carbohydrates and nutrients, because 'liquid bread wouldn't break the fast.'. »

Republicans block proposal to let voters standing in line receive water at the polls

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Republicans on the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday rejected an amendment to the For The People Act that would ban states from restricting volunteers from handing out food or water to people standing in line to vote.

The amendment was proposed by Senator Jon Ossoff of Georgia – where Republicans have recently passed a law that criminalises giving out food and water to voters at the polls – as part of his Voter Access to Water Act.

Republicans have claimed that allowing people to hand out food and water would encourage electioneering at the polls, which is already illegal. »

Liz Cheney: Trump is a threat “America has never seen before”

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spoke on the House floor Tuesday evening, emphasizing the 2020 election was not stolen and saying that former President Trump's baseless claims of election fraud pose a threat that “America has never seen before.”.

House Republicans will vote to oust Cheney from her position as conference chair on Wednesday.

Flashback: Last week House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was caught on a hot mic trashing Cheney, saying he "had with her. »