Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

March 7th, 2018 - 8:41 am § in Environment, Foreign Affairs

How to be a hobbit


January 27th, 2018 - 5:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment

EPA boss backs down on Bristol Bay mine

In a stunning reversal, Trump’s EPA appointee, Scott Pruitt, has backed away from approving the Pebble Mine in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, home of the world’s largest and most important sockeye salmon fishery. Last year, Pruitt prompted an outcry by deciding to rescind Obama-e[...]

December 23rd, 2017 - 8:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment

Coal exec’s daughter led National Monument review

President Trump gutted the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments this month, acting on recommendations by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, based on a policy review led by the daughter of a prominent coal executive. The move opens up 2 million acres of gorgeous and irreplaceable p[...]

December 4th, 2017 - 9:06 am § in Environment, Misc.

Images of the 21st Century: French Post Cards: 7

SEEMORE OF THE FUTURE, from the fin de siécle.[...]

November 16th, 2017 - 3:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Repugnants

Keystone Pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil near Amherst, South Dakota, this morning — just 4 days before the Nebraska Public Service Commission decides whether to allow an expansion of this pipeline pushed by Donald Trump across the Oglalla Aquifer, one of AmericaR[...]

November 16th, 2017 - 11:05 am § in Donald Trump, Environment, Repugnants

Trump vandalism

Donald Trump Jr. gloating over an elephant he just shot.[...]

November 11th, 2017 - 8:14 am § in Environment, Misc.



November 10th, 2017 - 10:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Politics, Repugnants

Trump brings coal jobs back to King County

Trump wants coal jobs in King County again. The coal will be dug near Black Diamond and burned at a Seattle cement plant, producing “as much carbon dioxide … as driving 51,500 cars.” That’s okay with Trump’s EPA, which denies climate change even exists. Read story here.[...]

September 22nd, 2017 - 11:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Repugnants

The GOP’s environmental crime of the century

Bristol Bay is one of the world’s most productive salmon fisheries. The Trump administration is preparing to sacrifice this priceless resource to mining interests.    “(CNN) Within hours of meeting with a mining company CEO, the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency direc[...]

August 23rd, 2017 - 1:46 am § in Environment, Misc.

Earth, as a video