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Progressive Briefing for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump signs executive order halting family separation policy he created President Trump signed an executive order halting what has become a notorious family separation policy...

Affirming belief that waters are for drilling and pillaging, Trump erases Ocean Protection Policy

New executive order revokes Obama-era policy put in place following Deepwater Horizon.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

U.S. withdraws from Human Rights Council, Canada legalizes recreational marijuana, first ladies unite against family separation at the border, and more.
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In ‘historic’ move, Nebraska farmers return land to the Ponca tribe to block Keystone...

"TransCanada will have to negotiate with a new landowner, one that has special legal status as a tribe."

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Nebraska farmers return land to Native American tribe, Parkland students join Chicagoans to march against gun violence, audio recordings of children separated from their parents at the border, and more.

Samsung to go 100 percent renewable energy by 2020

Samsung's commitment is the first of its kind from an Asian electronic manufacturing company.

Major companies announce their commitment to eliminate single-use plastic

Major brands such as SeaWorld Parks, American Express, Royal Caribbean, IKEA, A&W Canada and Burger King U.K. have all announced their effort to eliminate items like plastic drinking straws, stirrers, lids and bags.

Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

India’s decision to eliminate single-use plastic bags by 2022 is ‘game-changing’

"It is the duty of each one of us, to ensure that the quest for material prosperity does not compromise our environment."

Could a risky pipeline bring together a politically divided state?

"This project threatens some of our most basic American values; I think you'll find the people in Pennsylvania care a lot about public safety especially of their most vulnerable residents – children and seniors."