ENVIRONMENT/EPA: “A federal court on Tuesday [Jan. 19, 2021] struck down the Trump administration’s scaled-down replacement of the Obama administration’s signature climate change regulation for power plants, a final blow to its environmental deregulatory agenda on President Donald Trump’s last day in office. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided […]

Read More… from 1/19/2021


ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “This order will ensure that agencies effectively work together in coordinating Federal wildland fire management policy to improve funding allocations for hazardous fuel projects, performance measures for suppression operations and hazardous fuels mitigation, procurement, Federal-State cooperation and cost sharing, cross-jurisdictional post-wildfire rehabilitation, monitoring of electric transmission lines and other critical infrastructure, and […]

Read More… from 1/14/2021


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/EPA: “In a surprise move, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday [Jan. 13, 2021] will unveil a climate rule that will effectively prohibit the future regulation of greenhouse gases from any stationary industry other than power plants. The rule comes just eight days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who has pledged a […]

Read More… from 1/12/2021


ENVIRONMENT/OIL/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration gutted protections for migratory birds on Tuesday, delivering a parting gift to the oil and gas industry, which has long sought to be shielded from liability for killing birds unintentionally in oil spills, toxic waste ponds and other environmental disasters… Under the measure, which changes the way the 1918 Migratory […]

Read More… from 1/5/2021


ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/JOE BIDEN: “As president, I’ll put America on a path to achieve a carbon-pollution free electricity sector by 2035 — a path that no future president can turn back.“ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 20, 2020 7:12 am […]

Read More… from 12/20/2020


ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Monday [Dec. 7, 2020] rejected setting tougher standards on soot, the nation’s most widespread deadly air pollutant, saying the existing regulations remain sufficient even though some public health experts and environmental justice organizations had pleaded for stricter limits… In its decision announced Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency maintained the […]

Read More… from 12/7/2020


BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/ENVIRONMENT: “The Biden-Harris Administration will control the [coronavirus] pandemic, revive the economy, and build back better by bringing together industry, labor, environmental organizations, and cities and states — and Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Together, we will combat the climate crisis with bold, progressive action. We will strengthen our clean air and water protections, hold […]

Read More… from 12/2/2020


ENVIRONMENT/EPA/JOE BIDEN: “EPA’s mission is forged by science and a moral conviction that all Americans have a right to clean air, clean water, and safe and healthy communities, and that a sustainable environment also means a strong economy. While it’s been hard fought and never guaranteed, we have made tremendous progress toward that mission as […]

Read More… from 12/2/2020


ENVIRONMENT/G20/TRUMP ADMIN: “I am greatly honored to provide an update to the G20 nations on our historic efforts to protect the environment of the United States and the world. Under my administration, environmental stewardship is a sacred obligation. Over the last four years, we have made incredible strides to ensure that the United States has […]

Read More… from 11/22/2020


ENVIRONMENT/OIL: “The Trump administration is asking oil and gas firms to pick spots where they want to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as it races to open the pristine wilderness to development and lock in drilling rights before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The ‘call for nominations’ to be published Tuesday [Nov. 17, […]

Read More… from 11/16/2020


ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS: “President Trump will open up more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, according to a notice posted Wednesday, stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades. As of Thursday, it will be legal for logging companies to […]

Read More… from 10/28/2020


ENVIRONMENT/WOMEN: “The dishwashers, they had a little problem, they didn’t give enough water like so people would run them 10 times, so they end up using more water, and the thing is no damn good. We freed it up now you can buy a dishwasher and comes out and beautiful, go buy a dishwasher, go […]

Read More… from 10/18/2020


ENVIRONMENT/JOE BIDEN: “Today is Public Lands Day and National Hunting and Fishing Day — and what better way to celebrate than the long overdue removal of William Perry Pendley from @blmnational. It’s a victory for everyone who values our public lands over those who want to exploit them for profit. RT @ColoradoSun Judge removes Trump’s […]

Read More… from 9/26/2020


2020 ELECTION/2A/CONGRESS/ENDORSEMENT/ENVIRONMENT/TAXES: “Congressman Greg Gianforte (@GregForMontana) will be a tremendous Governor of Montana! A successful Businessman, he will Cut your Taxes, Defend your #2A, and protect Montana’s Beautiful Public Lands. Greg has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MTGOV“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 23, 2020 10:48 am […]

Read More… from 9/23/2020


CHINA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT: “China’s carbon emissions are nearly twice what the U.S. has, and it’s rising fast. By contrast, after I withdrew from the one-sided Paris Climate Accord, last year America reduced its carbon emissions by more than any country in the agreement. Those who attack America’s exceptional environmental record while ignoring China’s rampant pollution are […]

Read More… from 9/22/2020


FLORIDA/ENVIRONMENT/OIL/TRUMP POSITION CHANGE: “We’re here today to celebrate our incredible record of natural conservation and environmental protection… In a few moments, I will sign a presidential order extending the moratorium on offshore drilling on Florida’s Gulf Coast and expanding it to Florida’s Atlantic Coast, as well as the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina… You […]

Read More… from 9/8/2020


ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP ADMIN: “My administration is proving every day that we can improve our environment while creating millions of high-paying jobs. This is a really sharp contrast to the extreme, radical left that you’ve had to deal with… The left’s agenda isn’t about protecting the environment, it’s about punishing America, and that’s true.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks […]

Read More… from 9/8/2020


ENVIRONMENT: “They want to ban straws. Has anybody ever tried those paper straws? They are not working too good. Right? They want to ban straws, I said, well, I’ve had a couple of meals at McDonald’s, et cetera over the years, right? Wendy’s, a friend of mine owns Wendy’s, I’ll give it a plug, right? […]

Read More… from 9/3/2020


ENVIRONMENT: “I am truly an environmentalist, but you have to understand. When we do things and they don’t, and we clean, and it’s very expensive to do that and they don’t, and we have this massive planet, and China, India, Russia, Germany, all these places, it’s fuming up and we’re doing our job and beautiful. […]

Read More… from 9/3/2020


ENVIRONMENT/EPA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Monday [Aug. 31, 2020] relaxed strict Obama-era standards for how coal-fired power plants dispose of wastewater laced with dangerous pollutants like lead, selenium and arsenic, a move environmental groups said would leave rivers and streams vulnerable to toxic contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency regulation scaled back the types of […]

Read More… from 8/31/2020


ENVIRONMENT: “They were saying the other night, the shark. They were saying, ‘Oh, sharks. We have to protect them.’ I said, ‘Wait a minute. Wait.’ They actually want to remove all the seals in order to save the shark. I said, ‘Wait, don’t you have it the other way around?’ That’s true. I’m not a […]

Read More… from 8/20/2020


ENVIRONMENT: “I’m an environmentalist too in a big sense. We just signed something the other day… the biggest we’ve ever signed they say, other than Teddy Roosevelt. It goes back to Teddy Roosevelt. I said, ‘Why is that?’ Because we also did something tremendous for Utah, you know that. Thousands and thousands of acres, we […]

Read More… from 8/17/2020


ENVIRONMENT/OIL: “The Trump administration on Monday took another step to opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for oil and gas, potentially fulfilling a decades-long dream for Republicans… Trump in 2018 said he didn’t feel strongly about opening the refuge, but later insisted it be included in the tax bill at the urging of […]

Read More… from 8/17/2020


2A/ENDORSEMENT/ENVIRONMENT/LEGISLATION/NRA: “Senator @SteveDaines is doing a tremendous job for the people of Montana! He just helped me pass the Great American Outdoors Act, which protects the Montana way of life. His opponent, Steve Bullock, would be an absolute horror for Montana… …Steve Bullock is totally against your Second Amendment and just received an F rating […]

Read More… from 8/14/2020


2A/ENDORSEMENT/ENVIRONMENT/LEGISLATION/MILITARY/VETS: “Senator @CoryGardner is doing a terrific job – we just passed his landmark legislation, the Great American Outdoors Act. Strong on our Military, Vets and the Second Amendment, Cory has always had my Complete and Total Endorsement!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 14, 2020 1:41 pm […]

Read More… from 8/14/2020


ARIZONA/ENVIRONMENT/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT “Donald Trump sees yet another opportunity to fracture something inviolable for profit. By opening the door to mining companies to extract uranium from the Grand Canyon, Trump is threatening to deface the natural splendor of our nation, poison the land and water relied on by local communities, and drive a drill […]

Read More… from 8/8/2020


ALASKA/ENVIRONMENT/JOE BIDEN/SCOT PRUITT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Bristol Bay has been foundational to the way of life of Alaska Natives for countless generations… and is an economic powerhouse that supplies half of the world’s wild sockeye salmon. It is no place for a mine… [A]fter former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with a mining executive behind closed doors, […]

Read More… from 8/8/2020


ENVIRONMENT/FAKE NEWS/LEGISLATION: “For those that thought I wasn’t into the Environment, this is the biggest bill ever passed, by far. I wonder if this will silence the Fake News? Probably not! RT @WhiteHouse President @realDonaldTrump signed the Great American Outdoors Act this morning—the largest-ever bipartisan investment into America’s national parks and public lands!“ ––Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 8/5/2020


ENVIRONMENT/LEGISLATION: “Today we celebrated the passage of landmark legislation that will preserve America’s majestic natural wonders, priceless historic treasures, grand national monuments, and glorious national parks. It was my great honor to sign the Great American Outdoors Act into law! #HR1957“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 4, 2020 9:13 am […]

Read More… from 8/4/2020


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/KEYSTONE/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I withdrew from the one-sided, energy-destroying Paris Climate Accord. It was a disaster. It cost us billions of dollars, and it would have made us a noncompetitive nation. We cancelled the Obama administration’s job-crushing Clean Power Plan. You know all about that. I approved the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access […]

Read More… from 7/29/2020


BUSINESS/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT: “And old-fashioned incandescent lightbulbs — I brought them back. I brought them back. They have two nice qualities: They’re cheaper and they’re better. They look better, and they make you look so much better. That’s important to all of us. But they’re better and much cheaper. And they were mandated out, legislated out. […]

Read More… from 7/16/2020


BUSINESS/ENVIRONMENT: “We’re bringing back consumer choice in home appliances so that you can buy washers and dryers, showerheads and faucets. So showerheads — you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out. So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you […]

Read More… from 7/16/2020


ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ/BERNIE SANDERS/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/GREEN NEW DEAL/JOE BIDEN: “Joe Biden put AOC, a young woman — not talented, in many ways — in charge of his energy plan and the environment. Essentially, her and Bernie Sanders — who ran a lot of times for President, never made it. Good base, but that’s about it. In other […]

Read More… from 7/14/2020


ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I’m a big environmentalist. I believe strongly in taking care of our environment. We have the cleanest air we’ve ever had, like over the modern era, which, let’s say you go back 30 years — we have the cleanest air, the cleanest water we’ve ever had. We’re setting all sorts of really […]

Read More… from 6/5/2020


AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My proposal to the politically correct Automobile Companies would lower the average price of a car to consumers by more than $3500, while at the same time making the cars substantially safer. Engines would run smoother. Positive impact on the environment! Foolish executives!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 31, 2020 2:52 pm […]

Read More… from 3/31/2020


AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great news! American families will now be able to buy safer, more affordable, and environmentally friendly cars with our new SAFE VEHICLES RULE. Get rid of those old, unsafe clunkers. Build better and safer American cars and create American jobs. Buy American!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 31, 2020 2:50 pm […]

Read More… from 3/31/2020


ENVIRONMENT/GREEN NEW DEAL: “They wanted the Green New Deal. They didn’t even know how to define it. I said how do you define the Green New Deal? They had no idea how to define it. I said which aspect do you want? No more cows? What do you want? No more airplanes? No more flying? […]

Read More… from 3/30/2020


CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Hoisting the spoils of victories in California’s hard-fought water wars, President Donald Trump is directing more of the state’s precious water to wealthy farmers and other agriculture interests when he visits their Republican Central Valley stronghold Wednesday [2-19-20]. Changes by the Trump administration are altering how federal authorities decide who gets […]

Read More… from 2/18/2020


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT: [Reporter: “Do you still think climate change is hoax?”] “No, not at all. I think what is — I think aspects of it are. I think that some people are — they put it at a level that is, you know, unrealistic, to a point you can’t live your lives.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks […]

Read More… from 1/22/2020


ENVIRONMENT/JOBS/JOE BIDEN: “There will be no trade agreements signed in my administration without environmentalists and labor at the table. And there will be no trade agreement until we invest more in American workers. We should be putting our money and our effort and our time in preparing American workers to compete in the 21st Century […]

Read More… from 1/14/2020


DEMS/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “……filth pouring into the Pacific Ocean is rapidly becoming an environmental hazard, is getting NOTHING DONE. She is a Do Nothing Democrat as Speaker, and will hopefully not be in that position very long. Approve USMCA, which has been sitting on her desk for months!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 15, 2019 8:48 […]

Read More… from 11/15/2019


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT: “Well, you know, climate change is a very complex issue. I consider myself to be, in many ways, an environmentalist, believe it or not. When I build buildings, I did the best environmental impact statements… But to me, it’s clean air and crystal-clean, clear water. And we have now the cleanest air we’ve […]

Read More… from 11/12/2019


ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Environment Protection Agency plans to limit the scientific research that the government can use to form public health regulations, The New York Times reported Monday. [11-11-19]. A draft of the EPA’s proposal obtained by the Times would require scientists to disclose their raw data, including confidential medical records, in order for the […]

Read More… from 11/11/2019


ENVIRONMENT/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….We should all work together to clean up these hazardous waste and homeless sites before the whole city rots away. Very bad and dangerous conditions, also severely impacting the Pacific Ocean and water supply. Pelosi must work on this mess and turn her District around!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 […]

Read More… from 10/26/2019


AGRICULTURE/ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration Friday announced a sweeping package of changes to federal ethanol rules in an effort to make up with farmers furious with the president’s earlier decisions to exempt dozens of oil refineries from requirements to blend biofuels into the nation’s fuel supply. The package represents a win for ethanol and […]

Read More… from 10/4/2019


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Interior Department is forcing key staff responsible for environmental reviews to move west as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to shrink the number of federal workers based in Washington, two people familiar with the plans told POLITICO. The move is the latest by the Trump administration to eliminate environmental […]

Read More… from 9/25/2019


ENVIRONMENT/EPA/OBAMA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will on Thursday [9-12-19] repeal one of the Obama era’s most sweeping environmental rules — a set of pollution protections for small streams and wetlands that had riled up opposition from coal miners, home developers, farmers and oil and gas drillers. The action creates instant doubts about the legal […]

Read More… from 9/12/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is opening new fronts in its legal war with California and much of the auto industry over clean air rules, taking steps toward punishing two of the major opponents of the president’s efforts to roll back Obama-era regulations. The administration’s tactics include an expected effort to strip away […]

Read More… from 9/6/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is strongly considering a plan to revoke California’s legal authority to set state tailpipe pollution standards that are stricter than federal regulations, according to three people familiar with the matter. The potential challenge to California’s authority, which would be a stinging broadside to the state’s governor and environmentalists, has […]

Read More… from 9/5/2019


ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “7. The badly flawed Paris Climate Agreement protects the polluters, hurts Americans, and cost a fortune. NOT ON MY WATCH! 8. I want crystal clean water and the cleanest and the purest air on the planet – we’ve now got that!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 4, 2019 4:08 pm […]

Read More… from 9/4/2019


DEMS/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “6. The Democrats’ destructive ‘environmental’ proposals will raise your energy bill and prices at the pump. Don’t the Democrats care about fighting American poverty?” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 4, 2019 4:08 pm […]

Read More… from 9/4/2019


CHINA/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHO: “1. Which country has the largest carbon emission reduction? AMERICA! 2. Who has dumped the most carbon into the air? CHINA! 3. 91% of the world’s population are exposed to air pollution above the World Health Organization’s suggested level. NONE ARE IN THE U.S.A.!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 4, 2019 4:08 pm […]

Read More… from 9/4/2019


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The move to rescind environmental rules governing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, brings to 84 the total number of environmental rules that the Trump administration has worked to repeal. Officials at the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have called the regulations burdensome to the fossil […]

Read More… from 8/29/2019


ENVIRONMENT: “I want the cleanest air on Earth. And that’s what we’re doing. And I’m an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that. I have done more environmental impact statements, probably, than anybody that’s — I guess I can say definitely, because I have done many, many, many of them. More than anybody that’s […]

Read More… from 8/26/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My proposal to the politically correct Automobile Companies would lower the average price of a car to consumers by more than $3000, while at the same time making the cars substantially safer. Engines would run smoother. Very little impact on the environment! Foolish executives!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 21, 2019 8:38 […]

Read More… from 8/21/2019


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/ESA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Monday [8-12-19] announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law and making it harder to protect wildlife from the multiple threats posed by climate change. The new rules would make it easier to remove a […]

Read More… from 8/12/2019


ENVIRONMENT/ESA/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced on Monday [8-12-19] it would change how it implements the Endangered Species Act, weakening protections that environmentalists say violate the law and make it easier for oil companies, real estate interests and the agriculture industry to develop land inhabited by vulnerable wildlife. The revisions announced in the new […]

Read More… from 8/12/2019


BORDER/ENVIRONMENT/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Environmentalists have asked a judge to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, arguing the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat. The injunction request filed Tuesday seeks to halt work on 68 miles […]

Read More… from 8/6/2019


ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday [7-19-19] posed the question: What about other plastic dining items?…‘Everybody focuses on the straws.  There’s a lot of other things to focus on,’ he added. Trump’s comments coincided with the launch of Trump-branded plastic straws on his […]

Read More… from 7/19/2019


ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘With President Trump at the helm, not only is America getting great again, but he’s going to make our estuaries, our rivers, our water – everything better – the things he is doing, and done, are just helping America tremendously.’ Thank you to Bruce Hrobak @foxandfriends”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 9, 2019 […]

Read More… from 7/9/2019


DEMS/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/OBAMA/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump praised his own environmental record on Monday [7-8-19] and attacked the Obama administration’s ‘relentless war’ on U.S. energy. But a close look at his rhetoric reveals he is taking credit for pollution reductions that have taken place under previous presidents — and undertaking an aggressive agenda of weakening air […]

Read More… from 7/8/2019


CAMPAIGN/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Reviewing new polling data, consultants working for President Trump’s 2020 campaign discovered an unsurprising obstacle to winning support from two key demographic groups, millennials and suburban women. And that was his record on the environment. But they also saw an opportunity. While the numbers showed that Mr. Trump was ‘never going to […]

Read More… from 7/8/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/CANADA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Canada has signaled a willingness to buck one of President Trump’s most significant environmental rollbacks — a major weakening of auto pollution standards — by signing a clean-car deal with California, the state leading the fight against the rollback. Wednesday’s [6-26-19] Agreement, which pledges to advance the use of clean […]

Read More… from 6/26/2019


BUSINESS/CHILE/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “In the waning months of the Obama administration, a Chilean conglomerate was losing a fight with the United States government over a copper mine that it wanted to build near a pristine wilderness area in Minnesota. The election of President Trump, with his business-friendly bent, turned out to be a game-changer […]

Read More… from 6/25/2019


ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [6-14-19] announced plans to slash the formal system for advising regulators on nearly every area of federal policy. The President signed an executive order directing each agency to ‘terminate at least one-third of its current’ advisory committees by the end of September. The order comes as the […]

Read More… from 6/14/2019


CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT: “At our urging, we are finally starting to see some progress on better forest management. Remember I went to California? I saw something that nobody has ever seen. It was like a blowtorch… They were saying it was global warming. Could’ve had something to do with it. But you need forest management. You […]

Read More… from 6/11/2019


CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT: “At our urging, we are finally starting to see some progress on better forest management. Remember I went to California? I saw something that nobody has ever seen. It was like a blowtorch. It was 80-mile-an-hour winds and the death and destruction was incredible. And I said, ‘You need forest management.’ They were […]

Read More… from 6/11/2019


AGRICULTURE/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “Recent advances in biotechnology have the potential to revolutionize agriculture and thereby enhance rural prosperity and improve the quality of American lives. Biotechnology can help the Nation meet its food production needs, raise the productivity of the American farmer, improve crop and animal characteristics, increase the nutritional value of crop and animal […]

Read More… from 6/11/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Seventeen major automakers urged President Donald Trump on Thursday [6-6-19] to moderate his administration’s plan to freeze auto emissions standards and avoid a clash with California over rules designed to promote more efficient vehicles. The message from automakers comes just weeks before a final rule attacking the state and rolling back […]

Read More… from 6/6/2019


BORDER/ENVIRONMENT/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “It may come as a surprise that the nation’s oldest grassroots environmental group is at the forefront of the border wall debate. But a Sierra Club lawsuit is temporarily blocking President Donald Trump’s plan to reallocate government funds to build the barrier on federal protected land. The 127-year-old group says it sees […]

Read More… from 6/6/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The world’s largest automakers warned President Trump on Thursday [6-6-19] that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken tailpipe pollution standards — threatens to cut their profits and produce ‘untenable’ instability in a crucial manufacturing sector. In a letter signed by 17 companies including Ford, General […]

Read More… from 6/6/2019


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT: “Talking about forests — clean up your forests; you won’t have forest fires. Clean them up. He blames it on global warming. I said, ‘No, try cleaning the floor of the forest a little bit so you don’t have four feet of leaves and broken trees that have sit there for 25 years.’ […]

Read More… from 5/17/2019


ALTERNATIVE ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/GREEN NEW DEAL: “Because under the Green New Deal, they don’t like clean, beautiful natural gas. They don’t like anything. They don’t know what they like. They sort of like wind, even though it kills all the birds. You want to see a bird cemetery? Go under a windmill sometime. You’ll see the saddest […]

Read More… from 5/14/2019


ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We must protect our Great Lakes, keeping them clean and beautiful for future generations. That’s why I am fighting for $300 million in my updated budget for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 13, 2019 4:38 pm […]

Read More… from 5/13/2019


ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My Administration will be fighting for $200 million for the Army Corps Everglades restoration work this year. Congress needs to help us complete the world’s largest intergovernmental watershed restoration project ASAP! Good for Florida and good for the environment.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 13, 2019 4:32 pm […]

Read More… from 5/13/2019


COURTS/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal appeals court on Friday has given the EPA 90 days to take action on demands by environmental groups to ban a widely used pesticide. Groups are hoping that the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco will mean that the government will soon […]

Read More… from 4/19/2019


ENVIRONMENT/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump signed a bill Tuesday [4-16-19] authorizing a plan for Western states to take less water from the overburdened Colorado River. The president’s signing capped a years-long process of sometimes difficult negotiations among the seven states that rely on the river. Trump announced his approval of the bill in a tweet, calling […]

Read More… from 4/16/2019


ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/REGULATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Aiming to streamline oil and gas pipeline projects, President Donald Trump on Wednesday [4-10-19] signed two executive orders making it harder for states to block construction because of environmental concerns. The orders were prompted by fossil fuel industry pressure after officials in New York and Washington state had stopped new projects with permitting processes […]

Read More… from 4/11/2019


ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday [4-10-19] that he says will speed up construction of pipelines and other projects to enhance the production and transport of oil and natural gas between states and across international borders. The actions are unlikely to have much of an immediate impact, and they will […]

Read More… from 4/10/2019


ENVIRONMENT/LEGAL/OBAMA ADMIN/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has taken great pride in dismantling regulations issued during the Obama years, particularly rules designed to protect the environment or consumers. Federal agencies have spent the past two-plus years targeting rules designed to make chemical plants safer, conserve natural gas at oil and mining facilities and improve compliance […]

Read More… from 4/10/2019


ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Count Chuck Grassley as among those displeased by President Donald Trump’s attacks on wind energy. The longtime Iowa GOP senator told Iowa reporters on Wednesday [4-3-19] afternoon that Trump’s comments implying turbines cause cancer was ‘idiotic.’ Then he explained to Capitol Hill reporters that the president needs to stop railing […]

Read More… from 4/3/2019


ENVIRONMENT/FLORIDA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump will tour troubled Lake Okeechobee by air on Friday [3-29-19] and meet with state and local officials to highlight the administration’s work with Florida on dike repairs. The White House will tout state-federal partnerships on environmental funding, offering Florida as an example of how high-dollar projects can be […]

Read More… from 3/28/2019


ENVIRONMENT/FLORIDA/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said during a tour of Lake Okeechobee Friday [3-29-19] that the broad, shallow lake had a ‘lot of problems’ and that the dike-strengthening project around its shore “wasn’t properly funded for years’…White House officials said before the president’s arrival in central Florida that the visit would emphasize the federal […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/FRANCE: “How is the Paris Environmental Accord working out for France? After 18 weeks of rioting by the Yellow Vest Protesters, I guess not so well! In the meantime, the United States has gone to the top of all lists on the Environment.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 16, 2019 5:22 pm […]

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CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars. They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a ‘green’ disaster!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 13, 2019 8:29 pm […]

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DEMS/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called ‘Carbon Footprint’ to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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