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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

When Facebook said Trump posts were misleading, users shared them twice as much

Media Matters has a new report that makes it clear Facebook is more concerned with looking like it’s acting on misinformation than it is actually doing something about it. By Climate Denier Roundup The report looks at just over 6,000 posts from President Donald Trump over the course of 2020, and found the 506 posts Facebook put […]

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

Democrats could have repealed all of Trump’s Orwellian regulations by simple majority vote. They blew it.

In recent weeks, progressive public interest organizations have identified—and implored congressional Democrats to repeal—dozens of former President Donald Trump’s last-minute regulatory attacks on consumers, the environment, immigrants, Social Security, and more. But by the time the deadline to introduce so-called “resolutions of disapproval” against the pending rules came and went Sunday, Democratic lawmakers had only taken aim at six Trump-era regulatory […]

April 8th

Trump’s team was so sloppy in its rollback of regulations that Biden can simply turn the clock back on many of them

Public Citizen revealed Monday that President Joe Biden can potentially freeze—and more swiftly reverse—over two dozen more regulatory rollbacks forced through at the last minute by the Trump administration due to violations of federal law. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “The Trump administration’s moves to lock-in last-minute regulatory rollbacks were plagued with unprecedented and unlawful […]

March 2nd

Minimum Viable Planet: The Year of Good Trouble

A million years ago, on a quiet street in Toronto. Or: Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 Teddy (7): Why are you giggling? Me: Because I’m really happy. Sometimes people giggle when they’re extremely happy. Teddy: Weird. By Sarah Lazarovic Minimum Viable Planet Yes, my son called out my glee. I was full of mirth because it looked almost certain […]

February 13th

Victory in the War on Science: Judge scraps Trump’s Orwellian anti-science rule for EPA

In a development welcomed by environmental and public health advocates, a federal judge on Monday invalidated the Trump administration’s last-minute rule change dictating which types of research the Environmental Protection Agency can use to regulate polluting industries and toxic chemicals. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams Judge Brian Morris, chief judge for the U.S. District Court […]

February 3rd

The Trump Fever Dream Is Over, But The Fever Rages On

On Wednesday, the United States government once again joined the reality-based community, and with a stroke of a pen, a hundred anti-environmental moves made over the last four years were put on the chopping block. By Climate Denier Roundup We can now begin undoing the damage of the Trump administration, which is vital. But that […]

January 22nd