News October 12

GMO Labeling A new federal law on GMO labeling passed by Congress this summer has activists frustrated, In These Times reported. The law, opposed by Sanders and the Vermont delegation, barred states including Vermont from setting their own labeling requirements. President Obama signed the federal measure into law on July 29.

Column: We Can Fight Climate Change “One year ago this week, I was sitting in a cramped hotel room with 15 other staffers in Las Vegas for Bernie Sanders’ first debate for the presidential nomination. The question came from CNN: “What is the greatest national security threat?” Pundits criticized and mocked him for weeks after he answered “climate change”. But he was right,” Kenneth Pennington wrote in The Guardian.


The Battle for Mosul The battle plans to oust the Islamic State from the city of Mosul are in place, but an uneasy mix of forces fighting against the militants could delay the fight or ignite separate conflicts, The Washington Post reported.


GOP Civil War Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Sen. John McCain and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to join the fight amid extraordinary turmoil within the party just four weeks before Election Day, The Washington Post reported. 


Green Mountain Power Green Mountain Power will collect millions of dollars from customers over the next year as reimbursement for costs that the company didn’t properly document for regulators, records show, Vermont Public Radio reported. State officials have warned GMP for years about its failure to document expenses, but are not consistently enforcing the rules that were explicitly designed to prevent such costs from being passed on to customers.