Category: Environment

A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment

The Trump administration’s tumultuous presidency has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment. This post surveys 2018 EPA “accomplishments” and provides you with a link to prior efforts.

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WHITE HOUSE THREATENED TO ECONOMICALLY CRIPPLE ECUADOR FOR PROMOTING BREASTFEEDING

Though a 2016 study found that breastfeeding would prevent 800,000 child deaths a year worldwide and save $300 billion from reduced health-care costs for children given breast milk, the $70 billion baby-food industry, dominated by a handful of American and European companies, “has seen sales flatten in wealthy countries in recent years, as more women embrace breastfeeding,” per the Times. And the White House obviously can’t have that!

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Save Bristol Bay – Pebble Mine is Simply the Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

For nearly a decade, we have fought to protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble mine. As wild salmon populations decline globally, Bristol Bay’s prolific wild salmon runs and the economies they support make it a place of international importance. It faces imminent threat from the proposed Pebble mine as well as hard rock mining on adjacent state and federal land. In order to stay thriving, the salmon must be protected from Pebble and other large-scale mining projects.

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Hotel Planned For Site Beside Old 64

“We seem to continue to sell away one of our most valuable resources along Asheville Highway – our land – to corporate America, which makes us like every-other-town, USA,” Dinkins said. “One of the things we talk about when we come into this chamber every month is how unique our town is. I know my speech is not going to change the minds of people who have put a lot of time and money into this project, but, as we move forward, I would really like council to help us relay a plan as to what Brevard will look like in the next 10 years.”

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RSS US House Activity Excerpt

  • H.R.6147
    Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (07/19/2018 legislative day)
  • H.Con.Res.119
    Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy. (07/19/2018 legislative day)

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  • PN1403
    Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, vice Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, retired. (07/19/2018 legislative day)

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