Unassuming Arkansas town is about to become epicenter of US’s lithium boom: Magnolia – a blue-collar town where 25% of its 11k population are unemployed

A small, quiet Arkansas town home to just 11,100 people is set to become the epicenter of the US ‘white gold’ boom. Magnolia, a blue-collar town in the state’s southern region, was once a locus for oil but is on track to become a major producer of lithium, dubbed ‘white gold’ because of its soft, […]

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Biden administration takes another step toward advancing a controversial oil drilling project in Alaska | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday advanced the controversial Willow oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, releasing the final environmental impact statement before the project can be approved. The ConocoPhillips proposed Willow drilling plan is a massive and decadeslong project that the state’s bipartisan Congressional delegation says will create […]

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Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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