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Facebook thinks America needs to see Trump’s dumb disinfo

Recently, Meta decided to undo the one good decision it’s ever made, and yesterday it let Donald Trump back on Facebook and Instagram. (As a reminder, Meta is the name Facebook chose for its rebrand to try and escape its connection with the rise of Donald Trump, its role in organizing the Jan 6 insurrection that broke a two-century streak of the peaceful transfer […]

February 13th

Haaland reverses awful and unlawful Trump Admin policy defunding CA fish wildlife protection

On Dec. 15, Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland executed a memorandum that ensures statutory funding to protect fish and wildlife as required under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA).  The memo reverses a Trump administration action to defund environmental mitigation and restoration, as required under the CVPIA. By Dan Bacher The CVPIA, signed into law in […]

January 12th

Biden’s oil leasing pause blocked AGAIN by same Trump-appointed judge

A Trump-appointed federal judge in Louisiana issued a permanent injunction Thursday against President Joe Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas lease sales on public lands and waters, a decision that came just 24 hours after a different court ruled that the administration’s long-blocked drilling freeze could take effect. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District […]

August 20th

Court rejects another of Trump’s terrible coal regulations

Environmentalists celebrated last week after a federal court rejected a pair of U.S. Bureau of Land Management coal mining plans that were drawn up during the Trump presidency and defended in legal proceedings by the Biden administration. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “This ruling is a shameful confirmation that the Biden administration has no real interest […]

August 9th

Federal Judge tosses Trump attack on clean water rule

Environmental and Indigenous advocates on Friday cheered as a federal judge rejected a Biden administration request to temporarily keep in place a Trump-era Clean Water Act rule that one attorney said would have “devastated” states’ ability to manage their rivers. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams On Thursday, Judge William H. Alsup of the United States District […]

October 24th

Biden restores protection for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments Trump shrank: 5 essential reads

On Oct. 7, 2021, the Interior Department announced that President Biden was restoring protection for three U.S. national monuments that the Trump administration sought to shrink drastically: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts in the Atlantic Ocean. President Trump’s 2017 orders downsizing these monuments, originally created by previous administrations, […]

October 9th

Tribes urge Biden to take immediate action to restore Bears Ears National Monument boundaries

Back in June, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland recommended that President Biden restore the boundaries of three national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante, designated by President Bill Clinton in 1996; Bears Ears, designated by President Barack Obama in 2016; and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, the nation’s first marine national monument, also designated by Obama in 2016. Donald Trump had significantly reduced their boundaries after assuming office, […]

October 2nd

Trump’s War on Science persists within EPA as staffers allege chemical reports altered

Four scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency are alleging that the “war on science” is continuing under the Biden administration, with managers at the agency altering reports about the risks posed by chemicals and retaliating against employees who report the misconduct. By Julia Conley Common Dreams The government watchdog Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a […]

July 8th

House uses Congressional Revue Act to reverse child-killing Trump-Era methane rule

Progressive advocates celebrated the U.S. House’s passage Friday of a resolution to reinstate federal regulations on methane pollution, while also emphasizing that confronting the climate emergency requires implementing stronger safeguards. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams The resolution reversed the Trump administration’s rollback last August of the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules governing oil and gas companies’ emissions of the potent greenhouse gas. Twelve House Republicans joined Democrats […]

June 28th

Following KXL victory, climate leaders call on Biden to cancel Line 3 and other ‘Trump Pipelines’

In the wake of the final demise of the Keystone XL pipeline, Indigenous leaders and climate activists on Friday implored President Joe Biden to use his executive authority to pull the plug on other destructive fossil fuel transport projects advanced during the Trump administration—from Line 3 to the Dakota Access Pipeline. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “We shuttered […]

June 14th

Conservationists applaud Biden plan to reverse Trump attack on Tongass National Forest

Indigenous rights and climate action groups on Friday welcomed the Biden administration’s announcement that the Department of Agriculture will “repeal or replace” former President Donald Trump’s assault on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, in which a 20-year-old rule protecting wild lands was revoked three months before Trump left office. By Julia Conley Common Dreams Trump’s rollback of the 2001 […]

June 13th

EPA data kept secret under Trump shows climate crisis becoming ‘More evident, stronger, more extreme’

During its four years in power, the oil-friendly Trump administration kept the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Indicators page completely frozen, suppressing an updated assessment of how the planetary emergency is affecting the United States and other parts of the world After four years of dormancy — as a part of @POTUS's commitment to scientific quality and transparency […]

May 16th

EPA is restoring California’s authority to set stronger car and truck pollution standards

The Environmental Protection Agency will restore California’s authority to set stronger car and truck pollution standards, the agency announced Monday. The move will undo what Administrator Michael Regan described as a “legally dubious … attack on the public’s health and well-being” by the Trump administration in 2019. By Nexus Media News EPA’s announcement came days […]

April 28th