Americans got to vote on lots of energy measures in 2018 – and mostly rejected them


by Raw Story

Raw Story— Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These measures targeted everything from raising targets for the share of electricity drawn from renewable energy to charging a tax on carbon emissions. Campaigns to defeat these initiatives related to energy and climate policy, financed heavily by big oil and gas companies and utilities, substantially outspent proponents. They prevailed in nearly every case. At the same time, however, voters elected...

phys.org—Americans got to vote on lots of energy measures in 2018 – and mostly rejected them. Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These measures targeted everything from raising targets for the share of electricity drawn from renewable energy to charging a tax on carbon emissions.

Newsweek—One in four Americans could have access to legal weed after four states vote on ballot measures in the 2018 midterms. Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Utah may soon join 30 other states in the U.S. in adopting some form of legalized weed through ballot-reform measures.

CNBC—Facebook got through the midterms mostly unscathed, although it's still got lots of work ahead. After failing to recognize and stop the threat of fake news before the 2016 U.S. elections, Facebook ramped up its efforts to curtain harmful content on its services. So far, Facebook's efforts appear to be working.