Sunday, May 19, 2019

How taxpayers covered a $1,000 liquor bill for Trump staffers (and more) at Trump’s...

A top-shelf, closed-door drinking session. $546-a-night hotel rooms. A special government credit card for Mar-a-Lago. Taxpayers foot the costs – and the president profits.

Controversial Keystone XL pipeline gets green light from Trump

"The #KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline was a bad idea from Day One and it remains a terrible idea today."

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler confirmed as EPA chief

Although Scott Pruitt worked along the same agenda, continuing "Pruitt's toxic legacy", Wheeler has proved to be a "much smarter" threat to the environment and public health.

National emergency? Here are the real emergencies an outraged nation tells President Trump

"Gun violence. Climate change. The fact that 40% of Americans don’t have $400 in savings. These are national emergencies. Do you know what's not? Trump’s manufactured border crisis."

New bill aims to reverse the GOP’s giveaway of ANWR lands to fossil fuel...

“This bill calls a halt to the Administration’s headlong rush to sell off this special wilderness to corporate polluters."

Police in Minnesota are using private security firms to target anti-pipeline organizers

“It’s clear that Enbridge is doing everything they can to have a very highly skilled force of security and law enforcement at their fingertips to do what they can to stop any resistance to Line 3.”

Grassroots progressives launch campaign to oust corporate Democrat who votes with Trump 70% of...

"Progressives have an opportunity to strategically primary the most vile Democrats in their ranks, and Henry Cuellar should top the list."

2018 was a year of deadly climate disasters and an ‘ear splitting wake-up call’

“The evidence, if we needed any more, continues to stack up."

Biological annihilation

To mitigate the crisis, to save life itself, would require not merely the replacement of carbon-dirty fossil fuels with renewable forms of energy, but a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions.

Chemicals on our food: When “safe” may not really be safe

Scientific scrutiny of pesticide residue in food grows; regulatory protections questioned.