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[1THING] Blog: Archive for April, 2017

[ Trump opens Arctic Ocean to drilling, despite high risks ]


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[ Trump will try to open fragile, pristine Arctic Ocean to drilling ]

Tim Woody

President Trump on Friday is expected to sign an executive order directing the Interior Department to lift restrictions that President Barack Obama imposed in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans,

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[ Trump’s First 100 Days: A Disaster for the Planet and Our Families’ Health ]

Although our air and water are much cleaner than they were 40+ years ago when the Cuyahoga River was burning and the skies in numerous cities were gray with pollution, our environment and our families’ health is still not as safe as it should be. Americans in 49 states experienced at least one day in 2015 where the air was unhealthy to breathe; global warming threatens our health and the planet; agriculture and stormwater runoff pollute our waterways and the oil, coal, gas and mining industries are aggressively gearing up to expand their destructive activities into new pristine public places.

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[ MEMO: Trump Expected to Open Arctic Ocean to Drillling on Frida ]

Tim Woody

TO: Energy and public lands reporters

FROM: Tim Woody, Alaska Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society, tim_woody@tws.org, 907-223-2443

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[ 100 days: 4 worst and 1 good thing Trump has done for the environment ]

Trump has flip-flopped on signature issues, but been consistent about dismantling protections for public health, clean air and clean water.

     
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[ Under Trump, BLM changes its flickr focus to fossil fuel ]

After years of sharing photos that show the best of American lands, the BLM now apparently sees these places in terms of the polluting resources that can be drilled, dug or blasted from beneath their surface.

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[ “Tierras fronterizas en la mira” ofrece una visita virtual en español a la frontera entre los U.S. y México ]

Kate Mackay

Una historia envolvente que combina fotos y datos científicos para resaltar la peligrosa realidad de la región

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[ Wilderness Society decries Trump order to “review” parks and national monuments ]

Michael Reinemer

The order demands that the Department of the Interior review more than 20 additional monuments created by the Antiquities Act—by both Democrat and Republican presidents—since 1996.

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[ As a non-political scientist I don’t march – until now ]

Something changed during the first several weeks of Trump’s presidency. Science was under attack, and this was not okay.

     
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[ UPDATE: These are the national monuments Trump is targeting ]

UPDATE: The Department of the Interior has announced it will soon open a public comment period on recent uses of the Antiquities Act, and listed the national monuments it will target for review under Trump’s recent executive order, presumably with an eye toward reducing their protection.

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