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Trump's Methane Deregulation: Another Blow to Slowing Down Climate Change

Trump’s Methane Deregulation: Another Blow to Slowing Down Climate Change

September 21, 2018

The Trump administration announced new methane rules, which roll back rules President Obama had put into place to reduce pollution, capture methane for sale, and slow down climate change. Aaron Mintzes of Earthworks explains the implications

Economic Interests Trump Biological Diversity

July 29, 2018

The Trump administration’s Interior Department is planning on making the deepest revision to the Endangered Species Act in its 40 years of existence. Economic interests are to be taken into account for the first time when determining which species should be saved

Save the Birds, Kill the Planet: Interior Attacks Wind Turbines in Push for Fossil Fuels

March 10, 2018

While pledging the administration’s dedication to the fossil fuel industry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the inaccurate but oft-cited claim that turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Scott Edwards of Food & Water Watch discusses the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and states’ efforts to pass climate regulations in the absence of federal laws

Trump’s Monumental Betrayal: Public Antiquities Gutted for Oil Industry

March 9, 2018

Not only did Trump shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, but the president’s announcement came on the heels of one of the rarest finds of Triassic-period fossils, in an area which will now be excluded from protection

13 Protestors Removed from Dept. of Interior in Latest Pipeline Protest

September 15, 2016

The action comes as part of the ongoing movement against the North Dakota Access Pipeline