Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tag: California Wildfires

Trump admin exploited wildfires to encourage logging

Instead of stopping the burning of fossil fuels, which is an obvious way to reduce emissions and lower the risk of wildfires, the Trump administration chose a more corrupt route.

Meet the prisoners being paid $1 an hour to battle the...

California saves up to $100 million a year by using prison labor to fight its biggest environmental problem.

31 dead, 250,000 evacuated in California fires as Governor blames climate...

California Governor Jerry Brown unequivocally blamed climate change for the devastation.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 9, 2018

The first ever Muslim Congresswoman, Zinke blames wildfires on environmentalists, Trump wants to open California's public lands to fracking, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, July 30, 2018

California wildfires rage, Philadelphia refuses to share information with ICE, Koch brothers turn on Trump, and more.

A mix of unusual forces is fueling Southern California’s fires

Scientists have tied California's fires to rising temperatures and years of epic drought.

Scientist Daniel Swain on ‘unprecedented climate conditions’ contributing to deadly CA...

More than 11,000 firefighters are battling the wildfires, with the support of hundreds of fire engines and dozens of helicopters and airplanes.

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Why Trump wants to kill the biggest environmental law you’ve never heard of

NEPA is one of the biggest federal policies ever enacted to protect our environment. But Trump is out to gut it — here's why.

Former LA Councilman pleads guilty to obstructing federal corruption probe

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

His own worst enemy, Trump drowns in his own swamp

Thus does Trump bring down the very doom and gloom, if not carnage, on himself invoked by his own lies and fear-mongering.
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Monopoly mayhem: Corporations win, workers lose

Big corporations have become so dominant that workers and consumers have fewer options and have to accept the wages and prices these giant corporations offer.