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Skimm This: Oil and Gas Pipelines, Taxes, and Dwyane Wade

Apr 10, 2019

It’s April 10th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • New executive orders are meant to boost the businesses behind oil and gas pipelines. We connect the dots on why they’re causing some controversy among environmental groups and advocates for states rights.

  • The House voted last night to ban a free government tax filing service. Because taxes weren’t frustrating enough already.

  • Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA champ and a 13-time All-Star player. And he’s leaving the court for good.

  • And finally: we got pretty “sucked into” the news about a Black Hole.

theSkimm: President Trump flew to Texas today to visit the heart of the oil and gas industry, and he signed two controversial executive orders while he was there. They’re meant to make it easier to build oil and gas pipelines - which some states have not been happy about. Another thing not getting easier: taxes. Congress just banned the IRS from ever offering a free tax filing service. Also on today’s episode: a legend in the NBA is retiring and we finally get a peek at a black hole.

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