Monday, May 17, 2021

Park Ranger Murdered While Protecting Critically Endangered Gorillas

Jacques is the second ranger to be killed in the park in the last six months.

A former EPA adviser on how to push for environmental justice under Trump

“In our country there are two things that move policy. One is money. The other is the power of people.”

Plastic pollution kills cetaceans: Pounds of plastic found in whales’ stomachs

"Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and turtles are killed by ocean plastic pollution every year, including single-use plastics and abandoned plastic gear from the fishing industry."

Wells Fargo announces its ban on financing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic

"Wells Fargo is committed to accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy, in addition to continuing to support the responsible development of conventional energy."

Whistle-blower reveals flawed construction at North Dakota gas plants where massive spill was downplayed

Two North Dakota gas processing plants in the heart of the Bakken oil fields have shown signs of an eroded safety culture...

New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system tumors in children

"Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children."
Construction along the Keystone XL pipeline.

Nebraska approves Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska law barred regulators from considering spills or pipeline safety in its decision-making process, because who cares about the environment anyways, right?

5 things you need to know about Trump’s EPA pick Scott Pruitt

Pruitt is a climate science denier.

Eco-advocacy group urges Biden to reverse Trump environmental rollbacks

“By undoing the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental protections, the Biden administration will be able to protect our natural landscapes and give Americans cleaner air, cleaner water and a more livable climate.”

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy pushes natural gas as climate solution at contentious town hall...

Senator Cassidy assures his consituents there will be oversight, but how can he when he is sorely out of touch?