Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Political Page, T+41 -- March 2, 2017

Subpoenas: this is pretty cool for those following the story. I love it. From PennEnergy:
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging Republican Congressman Lamar Smith to withdraw his committee's subpoena for documents related to her Exxon Mobil investigation.
Healey sent a 10-page letter to Smith Wednesday arguing the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology has no authority over her probe into whether Exxon Mobil misled Massachusetts consumers and investors about the impact of burning fossil fuels on the environment and the impact of climate change on the company's business.
The company sued Healey and fellow Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of New York, calling their investigation politically motivated.
Healey said Smith has used his platform as chairman to engage in what she called "improper attempts to derail" a valid investigation. She said no congressional committee has ever subpoenaed a sitting state Attorney General.
Alt-left: so out of touch with America. Imagine how much Congress could accomplish if everyone actually wanted to get something done that would help all Americans.

Memo to the Kennedy family: a great month to go skiing. The Kennedy equity portfolio has to be at all time highs (Trump rally) and the snow is so deep out west that scientists don't have any tools to measure it. I can't make this stuff up. From USA Today
One sure sign the Sierra Nevada is experiencing a historic winter is the snowpack is getting too deep for devices scientists use to measure it.
It’s a problem that cropped up Wednesday when researchers sought to confirm snow depth at a data site on Slide Mountain at Mount Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno.
Data points:
  • Sierra Nevada, one site: snowpack at 212 inches; water content 74.6 inches; 
  • there's more than six feet of water in the 17-foot snowpack
  • that's a March 1 record
  • the previous record for March 1, was back in 1997, a little more than 5 feet
  • overall site record was more than seven feet of snow water equivalent in May, 1995 -- you mean we have three more months of snow/water accumulation?
Lake Mead is tracked here.
California snow pack water equivalent here.

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