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Greta Thunberg says U.S. Treasury Secretary's degree dig had .no effect. on her, From YouTubeVideos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2020
Greta Thunberg Punches Back After Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Jabs at Her Youth Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pretended not to know who Greta Thunberg is, and then he told her to get a degree in economics before giving world leaders advice. Mnuchin, at a press conference, dismissed her completely, pretending not to know who the TIME Person of the Year is.
Millions of Potential Toxic Waste Dumps in US, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2019
945 Toxic Waste Sites at Risk of Disaster From Climate Crisis The EPA has continued to deny the climate crisis as a threat to the Superfund sites. The EPA does not include the climate crisis in its agency-wide policies. Its refusal to take the climate crisis into account has not only angered lawmakers, but also baffled experts.
Danish Politicians Mock Trump As Crazy Over His Idea To Buy Greenland, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 17, 2019
Trump Proposes Buying Greenland President Trump has made repeated inquiries into the possibility of buying Greenland, an autonomous territory, from the Danish government. He has raised the issue during meetings and dinners and even gone so far as to have White House counsel examine the possibility. Danish politicians wasted no time in ridiculing the idea.
INSANE Effects of Climate Change, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 4, 2019
EPA Releases Report Advising Communities to Prepare for Climate Change-Related Disasters Policymakers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report in the Federal Register outlining how local communities should start planning for near-future catastrophes associated with climate change. It addresses how local communities can cope with debris and disaster following floods, hurricanes, wildfires only intensified by a changing climate.
EPA head Scott Pruitt becomes latest Trump official to be harassed at a restaurant, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Teacher Confronts Scott Pruitt at Restaurant, Asks Him to Resign Kristin Mink, a schoolteacher and mother of a 2-year-old, confronted Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at a restaurant in Washington, D.C., on Monday and urged him to resign.
Pentagon removed nearly all references to .climate change. in report., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2018
Pentagon Watered Down Climate Report for Trump-Era Publication, Draft Reveals According to The Washington Post, the 2018 report edited out 23 direct references to "climate change" and only used the term once. It also edited out more than one mention of the decline sea ice in the Arctic. Military officials said they did not believe the wording of the report would have a significant impact on how the military responds to climate change.
In 2016 Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex in California and Oregon was sprayed with 236,966 pounds of pesticides., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
490,000 Pounds of Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on National Wildlife Refuges In 2016 more than 3,000 acres of corn and soybean crops on refuge lands were treated, mainly through aerial spraying, with approximately 6,800 pounds of pesticides containing paraquat dichloride, known to be toxic to crustaceans, mammals, fish, amphibians and mollusks and so lethal it is banned in 32 counties, including the European Union.
Scott Pruitt, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 16, 2018
Scott Pruitt Has Betrayed the Mission, the National Interest and the Public Trust As administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pruitt has a single overriding responsibility: to protect the environment and public health. Instead, he's protecting big polluters as he moves to delay or weaken needed safeguards at the direct behest of one industrial lobbyist after another. It's time for him to go.
Trump Mental Deception -, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6 Ways Trump Is Bad for Food, Health and the Environment In the past year, Trump and his enablers have been unrelenting in their attacks on food safety, environmental protections, climate change, government transparency and so many other values we hold dear. We are in the midst of the most significant environmental and public health challenges imaginable. We're no longer dreading the harm the Trump administration could do to our health and environment -- we're living it.
The impact of fracking, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 30, 2017
Trump Administration Repeals Obama Rule Designed to Make Fracking Safer Environmentalists and public health advocates have long warned that fracking -- which involves pumping large volumes of water, sand and chemicals underground to extract oil and gas -- causes groundwater contamination, puts human health at risk and releases the potent greenhouse gas methane.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 23, 2017
Trump Administration, Which Wants More Offshore Drilling, Shuts Down Study Into Its Safety Sierra Club's Kelly Martin said the move was in line with the Trump administration's push for a major expansion of offshore drilling. "I think this is an example of Trump demonstrating he wants to open up federal waters to more drilling at the expense of people on the planet," Martin told the Associated Press. "He is much more supportive of corporate polluters than protecting people's safety."
Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 20, 2017
GOP Tax Bill: How the Environment Lost The Republican tax bill has major repercussions for our precious environment. Environment America noted that the bill continues massive incentives for fossil fuel production amounting to tens of billions of dollars over the next decade. The deep-pocketed Koch Brothers have spent more than $88 million in traceable funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation.
Scientists fear Trump will bury climate report, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2017
Trump to Drop Climate Change as National Security Threat According to the Federalist, which first obtained a draft document of the national security strategy, the Trump administration would actively oppose efforts to reduce the burning of fossil fuels for energy. The new Trump doctrine is seemingly at odds with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' views on the issue of climate change.
Oil Drilling in ANWR, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 11, 2017
While America Focuses on Tax Bill, Congress Quietly Tries to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil Drilling The U.S. Senate has passed a Republican tax-reform package that contains a provision to authorize oil drilling on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, placing the biological heart of one of our last pristine, untouched places in severe peril.
Keystone Pipeline spill:, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 17, 2017
Massive Pipeline Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Reject Keystone XL About 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of oil leaked Thursday from TransCanada's Keystone oil pipeline near Amherst, South Dakota, drawing fierce outcry from pipeline opponents. The leak, the largest spill to date in South Dakota, comes just days before Nebraska regulators decide on whether its controversial sister project -- the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline -- will go forward.
Jerry Brown: #COP23 Speech. The Threat of Climate Change is Profound, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Shadow U.S. Climate Delegation Promises World #WeAreStillIn Paris Agreement A group of U.S. leaders, including California Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reaffirmed the country's commitment to its Paris agreement targets this weekend at the COP23 talks in Bonn, Germany.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 8, 2017
U.S. Now the Only Country Not in Paris Climate Agreement After Syria Signs On The U.S., under President Trump, is now completely alone in this global consensus to limit temperature rise to well below 2 degreesC to avoid dangerous climate change. Under the terms of the Paris agreement, the earliest the U.S. can officially exit the pact is the day after the 2020 election.
Rick Perry, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2017
Rick Perry Tells Africa to Drill, Frack and Dig Coal Given the agenda of the Trump Administration and given that Perry was governor of oil rich Texas, Perry said they were keen for those partnerships to include fossil fuels. There is nothing clean about what Perry is advocating. There is no such thing as clean coal: it is a misnomer. Parry's strategy is basically: drill Africa drill; frack, Africa, frack and mine for coal, Africa, mine for coal.
Scott Pruitt, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Report: EPA Hires 12 More Bodyguards for Pruitt, Costing $2M Annually for Full Security Team The EPA is expanding Pruitt's security detail with an additional 12 agents, meaning his total security fleet stands at 30 bodyguards. This will cost the department $2 million a year in salaries alone and does not include training, equipment or travel. No other administrator has needed 24/7 security but Pruitt has reportedly received more death threats than any other EPA chief.
Scott Pruitt, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 23, 2017
EPA Pulls Scientists From Talk on Climate Change, Highlighting Fears Agency Is "Muzzling" Staff Ever since Scott Pruitt took the helm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), he has worked to undo decades of hard-fought climate protections, denied that carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to climate change, and even removed mentions of the term "climate change" from agency websites.

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