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Posted on December 11, 2017 - 10:45am, by raye
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Via Global Trade

"The site is 100 miles west of the Alaska wildlife refuge, which a provision in the current Senate Republican tax bill would open for drilling. The executive branch doesn’t require congressional approval for Eni’s Arctic drilling, which could begin this month."

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Posted on December 11, 2017 - 9:02am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"On Twitter, Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee, which oversees the Interior Department, said Patagonia was disingenuous in its ad campaign.

“Patagonia Is Lying To You,” the committee's account wrote, using the same font the retailer had on its website. It continues: “A corporate giant hacking our public lands debate to sell more products to wealthy elitist urban dwellers from New York to San Francisco.”"

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Posted on December 7, 2017 - 3:13pm, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"The Environmental Protection Agency will not block its scientists from freely discussing their work in public, Administrator Scott Pruitt promised lawmakers this week, in the wake of a recent incident in which researchers were barred from presenting findings on climate change at a conference."

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Posted on December 7, 2017 - 9:30am, by raye
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Via The Washington Post

"Zinke’s final report comes a day after Trump signed proclamations in Utah that downsized two massive national monuments there — Bears Ears by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante by nearly 46 percent. The president had directed Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments established since 1996 under the Antiquities Act, which gives the president broad authority to safeguard federal lands and waters under threat."

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Posted on December 5, 2017 - 9:31am, by raye
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Via Santa Cruz Sentinel 

"In April, Trump charged U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross with reviewing any actions taken in the past decade that expanded the existing national marine sanctuaries or established new ones and may have interfered with potential offshore gas and oil development or mineral extraction."

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Posted on December 4, 2017 - 12:42pm, by raye
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Via The Washington Post 

"His decision removes about 85 percent of the designation of Bears Ears and nearly 46 percent of that for Grand Staircase-Escalante, land that potentially could now be leased for energy exploration or opened for specific activities such as motorized vehicle use."

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Posted on November 29, 2017 - 10:48am, by raye
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Via Inside Climate News

"White, a fellow of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation and former head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has written extensively against regulation of carbon dioxide, which she calls "the gas of life." She has also written in favor of increasing the use of fossil fuels and has criticized the Endangered Species Act."

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Posted on November 29, 2017 - 9:22am, by raye
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Via The Washington Post 

"Authority to allow oil and gas development in that undeveloped piece of Alaskan wilderness lies with Congress. But elsewhere in Alaska’s North Slope, where the executive branch is less hamstrung, the Trump administration is marching forward unabated with energy development."

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Posted on November 28, 2017 - 10:02am, by raye
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Via The Washington Post 

"In addition to declaring a “sense of Congress” that global warming is a national security threat, the defense reauthorization bill would also require the Defense Department to assess the vulnerabilities of the 10 bases most threatened by climate change in each service."

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Posted on November 20, 2017 - 4:54pm, by raye
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Via The Guardian

"The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people."

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