s skippy the bush kangaroo: environmental news stories sunday

skippy the bush kangaroo

Sunday, March 26, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

it's been a whirlwind of environmentally destructive activity from the regime of dear orange one...cheetolini...mango musselini..or what ever you want to call that pathetic excuse of an american currently in the white house. we must #resist. we must educate others. we must not wear ourselves out and become depressed and despondent. our lives depend upon our fighting back. our country depends upon it. perhaps the very world depends upon it.

graphic: how eliminating two epa programs could affect large parts of america. while trump’s proposed cuts may not pass, a significant reduction in the epa’s budget may have wide-ranging effects - wapo
from bad air to birth defects, 5 hidden risks of slashing the epa. fifty former officials of the us environmental protection agency are firing back in a lengthy analysis that details, program by program, what amounts to a starvation diet for the epa. - bloomberg via lacrosse

the plant next door. a louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the epa will be measured in illness and death - the intercept

lamar smith, unbound, lays out political strategy at climate doubters’ conference. speaking yesterday to a like-minded crowd of climate change doubters and skeptics, the chairman of the science committee in the u.s. house of representatives acknowledged that the committee is now a tool to advance his political agenda - science  

usda drops plan to test for monsanto weed killer in food. the u.s. department of agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in monsanto co.’s branded Roundup herbicides - huffington post  

trump is not the only one cutting puget sound funding. president trump’s proposed $28 million cut of puget sound restoration funding has provoked an outcry. but gov. jay inslee himself is proposing a $29 million cut to the program- investigate west
the billionaire on a mission to save the planet from trump. tom steyer's organization, nextgen climate, has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy - wired

lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers. despite controlling washington, climate deniers are apparently a persecuted class in america. - mashable
cautionary tale. the ongoing flint, mich., water crisis should serve as both an indictment and a warning: lose a stable and reliable water supply and you lose a city, maybe a region - toledo blade

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