The White House is officially one month into President Donald J. Trump’s Administration, and it has been a very successful start.
Land Trust Alliance Publishes Updated Ethical, Technical Guidelines for Responsible Land Trust Operation
New Document Retains Substance of Earlier Versions
The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today announced the publication of the newest Land Trust Standards and Practices.
“We will fight in every court across the country when Administrator Pruitt tries to take a sledgehammer to the agency… ”
The United State Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The vote was 52 to 46. Two Democrats – Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota – voted in favor of his nomination. One Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, voted against Pruitt’s confirmation.
Refusing to Hold Coal Companies Accountable for Stream Destruction, Contamination
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign into law a resolution of disapproval today eviscerating the Stream Protection Rule, a modest safeguard crafted to protect clean water and the health of communities threatened by coal mining. Republican lawmakers voted to overturn the rule using the Congressional Review Act, a seldom-used law that takes the public out of the process by allowing recently finalized regulations to be rolled back virtually overnight with little debate. Many years in the making, the Stream Protection Rule was the first significant update to surface mining regulations in 30 years.