Natural Resources

300 Green Groups Say Senate Must Reject Trump's BLM Pick Pendley

"More than 300 environmental groups are calling on senators to vote against President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), arguing William Perry Pendley should be disqualified because of his history of controversial comments and opposition to federal ownership of public lands."

Source: The Hill, 08/04/2020

Trump Brass Insist Lafayette Crackdown Had ‘Zero’ To Do With Photo-Op

"At separate congressional hearings on Tuesday, two Trump administration officials insisted that the violent police crackdown against protesters at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., on June 1 was about erecting a fence rather than making way for President Donald Trump to pose for photos outside a nearby church."

Source: HuffPost, 07/29/2020

One Million Cambodians Under Threat From Development Of Vital Wetlands

"The destruction of critically-important wetlands by politically-connected developers in Cambodia threatens to flood more than one million Phnom Penh residents, ruin the city’s wastewater system, force hundreds of families from their homes, and trigger environmental devastation, a new report has warned."

Source: Guardian, 07/27/2020

"U.S. Senator Duckworth Floats Plan To Rescue Coal Country"

"Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Thursday unveiled a plan to rehabilitate communities hurt by the decline of the U.S. coal industry - an appeal to a political constituency seen as important in the November election."

Source: Reuters, 07/24/2020

Early Release of Pebble Mine EIS Draws Ire From Native, Fishing Groups

"Thursday a wide array of Alaska Native, commercial fishing, and sportfishing groups issued statements criticizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine after copies of the document were delivered to interested parties via USPS a day before its publication in the Federal Register."

Source: KTUU, 07/24/2020


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