September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

The Weekly Trek

September 22, 2017

Top Political News

  • Trump’s Bipartisan Outreach Gets Strong Support in New Poll. Wall Street Journal
  • Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President. NY Times
  • Behind the Senate GOP’s high-stakes health-care gamble: Unrelenting criticism back home. Washington Post
  • Federal estimate shows states’ big win-loss gap by 2026 under Cassidy-Graham bill. Washington Post

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Columbia River Gorge fire is an unusual beast. Portland Tribune
  • Gorge fire spared Cascade Locks, but singed economy faces challenges. Oregonian
  • Funds to Speed Emergency Repairs for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Months of Wildfires. DOT
  • EPA chief: Climate science review could take months. The Hill
  • Senate panel approves Trump energy nominees. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • In win for tribe, court says wind farm counts as ‘mining’. E&E
  • Tribes might push their own carbon tax initiative in 2018. “We are running out of time”. News Tribune
  • Indian Health Service sets standards for patient wait times. AP


  • Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge. NY Times
  • Wisconsin appeals court upholds ‘right-to-work’ law, dealing blow to unions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Senate Republicans declare independence on tax reform. Politico
  • Nafta Talks Moving at ‘Warp Speed,’ but May Still Fall Short, U.S. Negotiator Says. NY Times
  • Mexico sees ‘elephants in the room’ in NAFTA talks: minister. Reuters
  • Greenbrier Comments on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Negotiations. GBX
  • Fed to Start Paring Holdings, Keeps December Rate Rise on the Table. Wall Street Journal
  • SEC Discloses Edgar Corporate Filing System Was Hacked in 2016. Wall Street Journal
  • Donald Trump Says U.S. Plans Additional Sanctions for North Korea. Wall Street Journal


  • Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars. NY Times
  • When Will Self-Driving Electric Cars Make Conventional Cars Worthless? Quartz
  • Americans are right not to trust self-driving cars. Washington Post
  • Uber Loses License to Operate in London. NY Times


  • Why Cities Are Concerned About Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation in Congress. Route Fifty
  • GOP lawmaker urges colleagues to support short-term aviation bill. The Hill
  • Watchdog: Airline baggage, cancellation fees rise to $7B. The Hill
  • Tourism to the US declined in early 2017: report. The Hill

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