US officials explain to Indians why we have to take back their land. Again.

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by

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By Meteor Blades “Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon’Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe, or ‘Bears Ears.’ For hundreds of generations, native peoples lived in the […] read more

Trump bailing on another promise – using US steel for pipelines

Published on May 5th, 2017 | by

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Just four days after he took office, Pr*sident Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises by issuing a memorandum calling for a Commerce Department study on using American steel for pipelines – all-new, retrofitted, repaired, or expanded U.S. pipelines. The problem for Trump is that it’s likely no way can be found to craft a domestic-steel-only policy that’s legal. […] read more

“Stay in the Paris climate agreement”, urge GOP and Dem reps of the Climate Solutions Caucus

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by

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While most GOP members of Congress (and nearly all the members of the Trump administration) are sticking their fingers in their ears and their heads in the sand on the subject of climate change, a growing number of GOP representatives are coming out in favor of climate action. Members of bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, they just released a […] read more

People’s climate march – join the resisitance!

Published on April 23rd, 2017 | by

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“The planet is well outside its comfort zone now. If the planet’s outside its comfort zone then perhaps we need to be a little bit outside our comfort zones in dealing with it.”                     ~Bill McKibben, speech at Northhampton Community College, April 19 By Meteor Blades Solidarity […] read more

900 miles of Great Barrier Reef is DYING

Published on April 16th, 2017 | by

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The Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching event that’s been occurring since the start of summer in the Southern Hemisphere has now spread to cover more than 900 miles of reef. By  James Ayre  As we reported previously, this is the second year in a row that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced an extreme coral […] read more

White House heavies expected next week to hash out whether to stick with Paris climate pact

Published on April 15th, 2017 | by

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Eric Wolff, Andrew Restuccia and Josh Dawsey reported Friday that this coming week senior advisers will sit down together for the first time to see if they can resolve internal differences over the Paris pact between what the three call “the moderate and nationalist wings of the White House.” By Meteor Blades Discussions at lower staff levels […] read more

Will Trump dump the Paris Climate agreement?

Published on April 15th, 2017 | by

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The rightwingers who were thrilled by Trump’s election are now complaining that the Trump regime may abandon one of the pr*sident’s key campaign pledges for his first 100 days – withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. By Meteor Blades A distinguished visiting fellow and a research associate at the Heritage Foundation wrote an Op-Ed last month, arguing […] read more

Got a tech idea to save the planet? Apply to the Cleantech Open Accelerator

Published on April 15th, 2017 | by

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If you have an impactful idea that could help solve some of the greatest global challenges of the present and the future, Cleantech Open invites you to join the largest and longest-standing cleantech accelerator in the world. CTO is now taking applications for its 2017 accelerator. By Andrea Bertoli  The CTO accelerator program provides participants with training, […] read more

Will Trump admin back Jerry Brown’s water-stealing Delta Tunnels?

Published on April 14th, 2017 | by

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After meeting with California Governor Jerry Brown on April 13,  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said he “appreciated the positive and productive conversation” with Brown about “public lands, water infrastructure and projects throughout California” that are managed by the Department of Interior. By Dan Bacher One of the topics they talked about was Governor Brown’s controversial plan to […] read more

Jobs vs. environment? Trump’s EPA chief gets it backward

Published on April 13th, 2017 | by

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The Environmental Protection Agency-hating chief of the EPA was on Fox & Friends Thursday morning spouting what has become his standard line of nonsense about President Obama’s stance on jobs and the environment. By Meteor Blades Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma attorney general sued the EPA more than a dozen times, said on Fox what he’s been saying […] read more

California Democrats drop F-bomb on Trump’s environmental mess

Published on April 12th, 2017 | by

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By Dan Bacher California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton today issued a statement expressing how he feels about the Trump administration’s environmental protection rollbacks: “Since he failed in his efforts to screw millions out of their health care, Donald Trump has switched his attention to fucking up our environment and the air we breath.” I’ve […] read more

Trump’s terrible no-good border wall is also an environmental disaster

Published on April 12th, 2017 | by

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On Wednesday the Center for Biological Diversity and Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, sued the Trump regime and called on federal agencies to undertake a comprehensive probe into the negative environmental impacts of Trump’s proposed border wall. By Meteor Blades In a press release, the CBD stated: “Trump’s border wall will […] read more

March for Science – Wherever you are, there’s a way you can join in

Published on April 10th, 2017 | by

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Today, international organizers of the world’s first-ever March for Science set the stage for the flagship event in Washington, DC, co-organized by the Earth Day Network, as well as the more than 400 coordinated events happening across the world on April 22. The event will be the first step in the global movement to defend […] read more

Oklahoma drinking water getting trashed by oil and gas injection wells

Published on April 10th, 2017 | by

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By Meteor Blades Clean Water Action, a 45-year-old eco-advocacy group that opposes hydraulic fracturing, has released a 16-page report that argues Oklahoma regulators are ignoring risks to underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) from oil and gas wastewater injection wells. The regulators challenge the report’s assertions, but the report says this is occurring because the regulators are […] read more

James Howard Kunstler – Delusion du jour in Syria

Published on April 10th, 2017 | by

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There are times in the course of events when a society cannot tell what the fuck is going on, or what to do about it, and this is one of those moments in history here in the USA. By James Howard Kunstler The quandaries of life on the home front — how to make a […] read more