Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tag: national forests

Changes to National Environmental Policy Act increases logging in national forests

The new rule will "authorize logging and other activities without following NEPA’s public notification and environmental review requirements."

Trump administration to allow logging in pristine national forest

The roughly 9 million acres that the administration wants to open up now have been protected since the 2001 by the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, or Roadless Rule.

Trump admin proposes drilling for oil and gas in national forests

The new rule would allow drilling without public review or environmental reviews that would analyze the impact of industrial actions.

Trump admin. wants to make it easier to frack and mine...

"Instead of weakening protections, Trump should clean up the mess the mining industry has already left behind in our forests."

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The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

Hundreds of activists arrested in DC during “Moral Monday”

“I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid.”

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

‘This looks like the Exxon infrastructure bill’: Bipartisan deal omits key climate protections

“An infrastructure bill that doesn’t prevent a full-blown climate catastrophe by funding a swift transition to renewable energy would kill millions of Americans.”

Climate crisis has cost Colorado billions—now it wants oil firms to pick up the...

ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the U.S. consumer is to blame for emissions.