The New York Times: Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy

"President Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy, while also gutting several smaller but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming. The moves are intended to send an unmistakable signal to the nation and the world that Mr. Trump intends … Continue reading The New York Times: Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy

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The Guardian: Police remove last Standing Rock protesters in military-style takeover

This is a sad day. "Dozens of national guard and law enforcement officers marched into the Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment on Thursday in a military-style takeover, one day after a deadline for the camp’s eviction. The armed occupation of the largely abandoned plain brought an anticlimactic and forlorn end to the sprawling Oceti Sakowin … Continue reading The Guardian: Police remove last Standing Rock protesters in military-style takeover

The New York Times: Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

This does not bode well for anyone. "The disconnect between local and federal officials is not unique to Mexico. Often big cities find themselves undermined by state and federal politicians catering to a different electorate, as if in the end the consequences won’t be ruinous for everyone. “There has to be a consensus — of … Continue reading The New York Times: Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

The Hill: Collins to vote against Trump’s EPA pick

Go Senator Collins! On a roll! Any more Republicans want to channel what's left of their morality? "Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will vote against confirming President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Collins is the only Senate Republican to come out against Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general who sued the EPA 14 times … Continue reading The Hill: Collins to vote against Trump’s EPA pick

The Independent: Donald Trump orders Environmental Protection Agency to delete all climate change information from its website

Are you kidding me? Because if we delete it from the websites the problem goes away, right? Ignorance is such bliss! "The Trump administration is forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to delete all of its pages on climate change. The move comes as part of a much broader crackdown on postings by all agencies who … Continue reading The Independent: Donald Trump orders Environmental Protection Agency to delete all climate change information from its website

Gothamist: New York State Senate Votes Down NYC Plastic Bag Fee

Friggin' Simcha Felder. This nutjob running on all parties and aligning himself with Republicans. GET HIM OUT OF THE STATE SENATE. "New York City had been discussing the possibility of a bag fee for several years. In May, the City Council narrowly voted in favor of tacking on a five cent fee for each non-reusable … Continue reading Gothamist: New York State Senate Votes Down NYC Plastic Bag Fee

Time: Dakota Pipeline Supporter Is Indian Affairs Committee Head

ENOUGH!!! These shenanigans have got to stop. "In a statement Thursday, United States Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) said he is "honored" to serve as the new chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Hoeven — a former North Dakota governor and vocal supporter of both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines … Continue reading Time: Dakota Pipeline Supporter Is Indian Affairs Committee Head