Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tag: Department of the Interior

In ruling on coal mining, federal judge issues latest rebuke of...

The decision is just the latest defeat of Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's attempts to curb emissions from the coal industry and other fossil fuel businesses, ignoring public opinion and scientists who agree that fossil fuel extraction is contributing to the rapid warming of the planet.

Trump’s pick to head Interior blocked report warning of pesticide risk...

"It's outrageous that Trump, Bernhardt and the industry hacks inhabiting this administration are speeding the extinction of nearly 1,400 endangered species by refusing to take any action on chlorpyrifos."

Oil execs brag about having ‘direct access’ to Trump’s pick for...

This culture of access has had real environmental consequences.

Judge blocks oil and gas drilling on 300,000 acres in Wyoming...

"This is the Holy Grail ruling we've been after, especially with oil and gas."

Judge rejects sale of public lands for fracking, halts drilling in...

"[The] agency must consider the cumulative impact of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions generated by past, present, or reasonably foreseeable BLM lease sales in the region and nation.”

Why are federal workers selling oil drilling rights in the midst...

The invisible handshake between the Interior and extractive industries originated at its founding.

Top Interior officials ordered parks to end science policy, emails show

Under President Donald Trump, the Park Service has rescinded a policy aimed at preventing activities that threaten park resources and human health.

Members abruptly resign from the US National Park Service’s advisory board...

“We resigned because we were deeply disappointed with the department and we were concerned.”

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.