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Wolves and Jaguars Are Already Threatened by Border Razor Wire As Trump Vetoes Bid to Block Emergency Wall Funding

Wolves and Jaguars Are Already Threatened by Border Razor Wire As Trump Vetoes Bid to Block Emergency Wall Funding

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday, overturning Congress’ vote to block his national emergency declaration to fund a border wall that environmental advocates say would put 93 endangered species at risk. However, the president’s decision came the same day as an in-depth report from UPI revealing how razor wire placed […]

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    Massive Arizona Sprawl Development Threatens ‘Oasis in the Desert’

    Massive Arizona Sprawl Development Threatens ‘Oasis in the Desert’

    Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a permit that allows a huge master-planned sprawl development project near Benson, Arizona to proceed. The Villages at Vigneto would transform 12,167 acres of largely undeveloped habitat into 28,000 residences, 3 million square feet of commercial space, four golf courses, […]

    Acting EPA Head Wheeler Downplays Climate Crisis at Confirmation Hearing

    Acting EPA Head Wheeler Downplays Climate Crisis at Confirmation Hearing

    Acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler downplayed the threat of climate change and defended his deregulatory record at the first Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination to officially run the agency Wednesday. It was a hearing that some activists and Democrats did not even think should take place, […]

    Trump Threatens to Cut Off California Wildfire Aid

    Trump Threatens to Cut Off California Wildfire Aid

    What does Trump have against California? Without prompting or explanation, the president tweeted Wednesday that he ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to halt funding for its wildfire relief unless “they get their act together.” “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would […]

    Court Rules EPA Must Release 20,000 Emails Between Wheeler, Other Top Officials and Polluting Industries

    Court Rules EPA Must Release 20,000 Emails Between Wheeler, Other Top Officials and Polluting Industries

    A federal court has ordered that top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—including Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler—must release about 20,000 emails exchanged with industry groups, The Washington Post reported Monday. The December 26 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California was the result of a lawsuit brought by the […]