Monday, January 25, 2021

Tag: Trump administration

Groups challenge Trump administration’s delisting of gray wolves

The lawsuit claims the United States Fish and Wildlife Service made a decision "based on politics, not science."

The first ever US oil lease sale in the Arctic is...

“Essentially, the Trump administration had a party, hoped the oil industry would show up, and it didn’t.”

The Trump administration’s parting outrage against Cuba

Just like millions of U.S. citizens, Cubans are counting the days until the Trump administration becomes history and hoping the next administration will offer some relief.

Coalition sues Trump administration over ‘outrageous assault’ on Tongass National Forest...

“Trump’s reckless plan to clearcut old-growth trees in the Tongass will irreversibly damage our climate, kill wildlife, and devastate Southeast Alaska communities.”

The Trump administration’s final push to make it easier for religious...

Last-minute policies on religious freedom clear the way for employers to hire on the basis of faith. Some of the changes won't be easy for Biden to undo.

12 Trump attacks on the environment since the election

In its final days, the administration is rushing to cement its destructive legacy with attacks on clean air, wildlife and public lands that could be difficult to undo.

Trump admin is rushing to mine sacred tribal land in Arizona

“Our preservation laws are not set up to prevent this level of loss. It weighs heavily on me.”

Trump administration rushes to auction off Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling...

The pristine reserve is home to the Gwich’in people, who call it “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit,” or, “the sacred place where life begins.”

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 administration proposes oil and gas lease sale in California while...

“We’ve blocked any new federal leasing in California in court for eight years now, and we’ll fight this too.”

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Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here’s what it means for the future fight against fossil...

“Rescinding KXL’s permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there.”

The Leadership Institute: Conservative PR school

Trumpism, most unfortunately, is still with us—as is The Leadership Institute with its arch right-wing operation, now extending globally.

‘Treasonous’ Patriots? Defunct exceptionalism? Inverse MAGA? The right smash-mouths its own perfidy

A cult of empty-headed, arm-waving stunts, as with the "rigged" election, is in the end no more than absurdist tomfoolery.

Virginia police officers suspended without pay for joining Capitol riots

The penalty for the misdemeanor is up to a year in jail. The penalty for the petty offense is up to six months in jail.

‘We’ve let the worst happen’: Reflecting on 400,000 dead

Eight months later, with 300,000 additional American lives lost and the chaotic distribution of the vaccine underway, Caroline Chen, health care reporter, shares her thoughts on where we are and what happens next.