GW WonkCast S3E11-1: Below the Fold: Tariffs with China, Sacramento Police Pay District Attorney Following Killing, and a Rollback on Methane Regulation

Our three stories follow policy news hidden beneath the headlines. co-Host Eli Richman digs into tariffs on Chinese products. What does a trade deficit mean and why are folks upset about it? co-Host Gabe Moss explains that following the killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, the Sacramento Police Officers Association paid the District Attorney. Lastly, Moderator Jessica Blackband shares that the Bureau of Land Management proposed a cutback to the 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, which makes natural gas extractors create methane waste minimization plans.

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See the sources:

Eli Richman: China threatens to hit back as Trump seeks additional tariffs on $100 billion worth of Chinese goods, The Washington Post

Trump calls for $1B reduction in U.S.-China trade deficit, Politico

Trade in Goods with China, The U.S. Census Bureau

Gabe Moss: 20 Shots in Sacramento: Stephon Clark Killing Reignites a Furor, The New York Times

DA gets $13,000 from police unions – and more protests – days after Stephon Clark’s death, The Sacramento Bee

Jessica Blackband: Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation; Delay and Suspension of Certain Requirements, The Federal Register

First Look: Bureau of Land Management’s Proposed Cutback of the 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, Duke University Science and Society

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