Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tag: Department of Interior

Inside the Trump administration’s chaotic dismantling of the federal land agency

Internal records from the Bureau of Land Management contradict what its chief told Congress about a plan to ship 200 D.C.-based career staff out West. The plan would weaken the agency, which stands between federal lands and oil, gas and mineral companies.

Trump administration to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act

"This attempt to eliminate crucial protections for gray wolves demonstrates an anti-predator bias that continues to influence wolf management decisions."

Internal watchdog refers Ryan Zinke’s behavior while in office to Justice...

There are currently three open ethics investigations surrounding Zinke's behavior while in office.

Interior Sec. Zinke blames ‘radical environmentalists,’ not climate change, as 100+...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote an op-ed last week in USA Today about forest management on public lands that blamed “radical environmentalists” for the fires.

Trump administration wants to charge $70 entrance fee for national parks

The Trump administration's new proposed budget plan increases funding for dirty energy development on public lands, while cutting everything else.

Interior Department whistleblower resigns in disgust

“You are unwilling to lead on climate change, and cannot be trusted with our nation’s natural resources.”

Public lands and waters ‘for sale’ at US Dept. of Interior

"Secretary Zinke is meeting almost exclusively with fossil fuel lobbyists, ignoring the voices of people in this country."

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Republicans see the light, no longer will submit to Trump’s domination

In a stunning, totally unforeseen turn of events, key Senate and House Republicans, after meeting in an 8-hour secret session, suddenly announced...

Never-before-seen Trump tax documents show major inconsistencies

Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan...

2.2 Million Petition demanding Medicare for All

Yesterday, 2.2 million petition signatures were delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives to show support of Medicare for All. 

Extorting Ukraine is bad enough

Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, “I thought George W. Bush was bad,...