Revealed: US moves to keep endangered species discussions secret

Revealed: US moves to keep endangered species discussions secret

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/18/trump-administration-us-endangered-species-discussions-secret?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Trump administration poses new threat to birds in allowing ‘incidental’ killings

Trump administration poses new threat to birds in allowing ‘incidental’ killings

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/21/trump-administration-poses-new-threat-to-birds-in-allowing-incidental-killings?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Trump condemned over plans to allow drilling near national parks

Trump condemned over plans to allow drilling near national parks

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/14/conservatives-democrats-trump-drilling-national-parks?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Classicist Mary Beard on Feminism, Online Trolls and What Ancient Rome Can Tell Us About Trump — TIME

Mary Beard is reclining at such a steep angle that her toes hang several feet above her head. Typing leisurely on her laptop, the Cambridge University historian is polishing off a paragraph of her next book on Ancient Rome. It’ll be one more to add to the hundreds of hefty volumes on classics that jostle…

via Classicist Mary Beard on Feminism, Online Trolls and What Ancient Rome Can Tell Us About Trump — TIME

Trump blames California’s water policies for wildfires

A President bullying people and a state in a time of utter disaster and devastation, blaming them for events that are beyond their control.  Such cruelty and callous disregard for loss of life, property and dignity is totally un-presidential behaviour, yet sadly, such has seemingly become the norm for this administration.

by Timothy Cama – The Hill 

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President Trump is solidifying his opposition to California’s environmental policies, saying they are to blame for the state’s historic wildfires.

Trump initiated the spat on Sunday when he tweeted that the fires “are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws,” which cause water to be “diverted into the Pacific Ocean,” and prevent trees from being cleared.

Read the full article from The Hill here.

Horse Slaughter Loving Interior Secretary’s Latest Microbrewery Denial is a Howler — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Aaron WeissMedia Director | Center for Western Priorities | Twitter: @aweiss Ryan Zinke’s claims of ignorance are undermined by his own emails Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is attempting to deflect attention from the growing scandal around a development deal involving him, his wife Lola, and David Lesar, the chairman of oil services giant Halliburton — by claiming ignorance. […]

via Horse Slaughter Loving Interior Secretary’s Latest Microbrewery Denial is a Howler — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California — News : NPR

A huge step backwards for people and the planet.  Short-sighted and mean-spirited.  Read the NPR’s full article using the link below.

Government agencies have released a proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions requirements for six years. The proposed rules would also block California from setting its own, higher standards.(Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

via White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California — News : NPR

Trump’s next target? The endangered species that define America

“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.

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 Bald eagles, grizzly bears and alligators have been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to the Endangered Species Act. Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

 

The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that has saved countless people from injury and death.”

Read the full article from The Guardian here

These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry

These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/26/endangered-species-act-gray-wolf-oil-gas-industry?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Wildlife advocates warn Trump administration’s proposed rule changes will speed extinctions — NBC News Top Stories

The Trump administration wants to change how endangered species are protected by the U.S. government.

via Wildlife advocates warn Trump administration’s proposed rule changes will speed extinctions — NBC News Top Stories

Please read this important article in full here.