Trump Watch

Struggling to stay up-to-date with the dizzying array of news coming out of the White House? Here's the news you need to know that pertains to ocean and coastal conservation.

Have news to share? Login with your free OpenChannels Community Member account and share it with us.

Have a confidential news tip? You can contact OpenChannels Project Manager, Nick Wehner, via several secure protocols.

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 12, 2017 - 10:58am, by nwehner
Tags: 

Via The Washington Post

"AccuWeather has, in the past, supported measures to limit the extent to which the Weather Service can release information to the public, so that private companies could generate their own value-added products using this same information. In 2005, for example, Myers and his brother Joel gave money to then-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who introduced legislation aimed at curtailing government competition with private weather services."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 12, 2017 - 10:51am, by nwehner
Tags: 

Via The Washington Post

"UNESCO was notified Thursday morning of the U.S. intention to withdraw at the end of 2018. The State Department said the United States would like to remain involved as a nonmember observer state."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 10, 2017 - 2:22pm, by abrown

Via USA Today

"Internal memos show top Trump administration officials knew extending the recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico from three to 42 days this summer would lead to significant overfishing."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 5, 2017 - 11:35am, by nwehner
Tags: 

Via The Washington Post

"During the Sept. 21 webinar, the BLM and its guests discussed ways to water down NEPA and more. They talked about working around environmental analyses that determine whether infrastructure projects harm ecosystems, about stripping conservation groups of the power to sue the BLM if it wrongly approves a project and about limiting the number of federal Freedom of Information Act requests that allow the public to scrutinize how decisions were made."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 4, 2017 - 11:55am, by nwehner
Tags: 

Via The Washington Post

"An Interior Department executive turned whistleblower who claimed the Trump administration retaliated against him for publicly disclosing how climate change impacts Native Alaskan communities resigned Wednesday."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 3, 2017 - 2:49pm, by nwehner
Tags: 

Via The Washington Post

"The inspector general for the Interior Department has opened an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s travel during seven months in office, from his use of taxpayer-funded charter and military planes to his mixing of official trips with political appearances."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 2, 2017 - 4:34pm, by nwehner

Via American Fisheries Society

"Since taking office in February, Ross has surprised fisheries managers and stakeholders by directly intervening in federal fisheries decisions leaving many wondering whether the Secretary’s atypical approach might be the new norm."

Pages