President Donald J. Trump signed a series of Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda in keeping with his promise to reduce the burden of regulations and expedite high priority energy and infrastructure projects that will create jobs and increase national security.
Communities Begin Organizing Nationwide to Resist Attacks on the Environment and Our Communities
In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world.
Absolutely outrageous news from Reuters this morning
In response to reporting this morning from Reuters indicating that "U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website"
President Trump’s moratorium could cut off billions in funding that supports clean up efforts, jobs and public health in the west
The Badlands National Park twitter account starting posting facts about climate change -- only for those tweets to be swiftly deleted, while others from the day remain. Its part of a disturbing trend that began with Donald Trump almost exclusively appointing climate deniers to his administration and continued when all references to climate change (& LGBT protections, protections for the disabled, and civil rights) were deleted from the White House website and a gag order was imposed on the EPA and other agencies this week.
Illegal approval of dicamba use on engineered crops will harm farmers, environment
Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval, of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba, permits it to be sprayed directly on Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The decision greenlights a more than 10-fold increase in use of the toxic pesticide, increasing risks to farmers, community health, and the environment. Because these same crops are also engineered to withstand applications of Monsanto’s Roundup, the overuse of that pesticide (containing the active ingredient glyphosate) will continue at current high levels.