ENVIRONMENT

Ryan Zinke of Montana Sworn in as Trump’s Secretary of the Interior

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Should Environmentalists Be Concerned? – By Glynn Wilson – Americans who value national parks and other public lands have a right to be concerned about President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke of Montana. Zinke, whose record on protecting the environment…

Freshman Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz Faces Protesters

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Republican Defends Bill to Abolish the EPA By Glynn Wilson – MILTON, Fla. — Freshman Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz faced protesters and supporters at his first day of town hall events since the election, defending a bill he put forward with three cosigners in the House to…

Florida Congressman Wants to Abolish the EPA

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – A freshman Florida congressman has introduced legislation to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and he’s joined by co-sponsors in Georgia, Mississippi and Kentucky. Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Fort Walton Beach, introduced House Bill 861: To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency on February…

Trump’s Move to Approve Oil Pipelines Rekindles Battle in North Dakota

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Emma Niles – While President Donald J. Trump sharply changed the federal government’s approach to the environment this week as he cleared the way for two major oil pipelines that had been blocked by the Obama administration by signing presidential memorandums calling for the continued…

President Donald Trump Issues Media Blackout at Federal Agencies

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Full Scale War on Science Begins – By Lauren McCauley – Though the majority of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominations have not yet been confirmed, his so-called “beachhead” teams have arrived at their respective agencies, carrying out orders that make clear that the “War on Science”…

Explosion at Paper Mill in Florida Generates Little News Coverage

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…BREAKING NEWS – By Glynn Wilson – A paper mill explosion Sunday night at the International Paper plant in Cantonment, Florida, generated typical local news coverage where the newspaper and television news stations are more concerned about a road closing and the status of schools than a…

EPA Slaps Fiat Chrysler With Clean Air Act Violations

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – A day after announcing fines totaling $4.3 billion against Volkswagen, the outgoing Obama administration put Fiat Chrysler on notice for similar violations of the Clean Air Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler for allegedly installing…

Republican Congress Moves to Privatize Public Land

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – We hate to say we told you so. But it is what it is. Donald J. Trump has not even been inaugurated president yet and the privatization of public land has already begun. On the very day we published a…

President Obama Declares Bear Ears in Utah a National Monument

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Navajo hideout Bears Ears in southern Utah will now be protected as a national monument. President Barack Obama signed the proclamation Wednesday to protect this land for future generations “Thanks to his action, this land will be finally given the legal reverence and…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Apparently President Obama is not quite ready to bow out as a lame duck just yet and give President-elect Donald J. Trump all the Twitter fun. His administration announced Sunday afternoon that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny…