Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tag: public lands

Leaked Zinke memo urges Trump to shrink national monuments, allow drilling

Zinke also proposed opening these publicly held national monuments up to drilling, logging, commercial fishing and other activities for private profit.

7 key environmental amendments to watch

As debate continues on the spending bill, dozens of environmental amendments could receive votes. Here are some to watch:

Trump card: Ryan Zinke and the battle for America’s public lands

This is a legacy that will still be impacting both people and planet long after he’s gone.

Carl Pope: Why Donald Trump is going after our national monuments

Under Trump’s instructions, his cabinet has bountifully rewarded the patron’s favorite clients with sparkling rewards.

Groups challenge fracking plan for Ohio’s only national forest

The Wayne is Ohio's only national forest and it belongs to the people and should be preserved for generations to come.

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."

2.7 million people want national monuments to remain protected

The public overwhelmingly supports public lands and oceans.

Trump’s plan to dismantle national monuments comes with steep cultural and...

The Trump administration will review the status of The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, one of the country’s most significant cultural sites.

Trump to launch unprecedented attack on national monuments

No president has ever attempted to withdraw a monument named by a predecessor.

Tracking the numerous tactics used to attack environmental protections around the...

A recent study published by the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution finds that laws designed to protect the environment and biodiversity from the harmful impacts of human activities are under assault around the globe.

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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.