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[1THING] Blog: Archive for February, 2018

[ Major fossil cache found on lands cut from Bears Ears National Monument ]

Jennifer Dickson

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[ 4 ways Trump’s infrastructure plan puts Americans at risk ]

This plan has very little to do with infrastructure – and everything with gutting environmental laws and ignoring risk.

     
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[ Trump administration aims to turn over America’s oceans to the oil industry ]

This will allow for massive lease sales that will endanger coastal lands and communities.

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[ We’re fighting Trump’s monument rollbacks in court—so why are plans still moving forward? ]

Until March 19, the public can formally weigh in on the process by which the government is opening Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to mining, reckless off-road vehicle use and other damaging activities.

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[ 4 ways Trump’s infrastructure plan puts Americans at risk ]

This plan has very little to do with infrastructure – and everything with gutting environmental laws and ignoring risk.

     
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[ Interior Department moves to gut safeguards to methane pollution ]

This proposal is the latest attack on environmental protections by the Trump administration, which has sought to reverse

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[ Interior guts important environmental protections on methane ]

Alex Thompson

Today, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management announced a new methane waste rule to replace its own regulations that went into effect only about one year ago.

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[ Trump delivers Valentine gift to polluters in budget and infrastructure plans ]

Michael Reinemer

President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals are essentially Valentine’s gifts to oil, gas, coal and other extractive interests.

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[ Trump says “Be Mine” to fossil fuel interests via infrastructure scheme and budget ]

Not only do oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuel interests stand to benefit from Trump’s latest proposals in the form of relaxed regulations and priority status afforded to their operations on public lands, but a provision in the infrastructure plan will give Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke the sole authority to approve oil and gas pipelines through national parks.

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[ Plastic trash is killing coral reefs. Here’s how we can still save our oceans. ]

Better fisheries management will strengthen the health of coral reef ecosystems that now – more than ever before – desperately need our help.

     
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