Trump Administration Working to Discredit Harrowing National Climate Assessment

President Trump and many agency heads are trying to discredit a report their own administration released—the fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA)—that shows climate change is already taking a toll on the United States, with impacts occurring in every… Read More

Trump White House Pushes to Let Minors Spray Brain-Damaging Pesticides on Farms

WASHINGTON – The White House’s just-released list of planned environmental and public health rollbacks includes letting high-school-age kids spray brain-damaging pesticides on commercial farms. The plan would drop the age of workers permitted to spray restricted-use pesticides on crops from 18 to 16…. Read More

Trump Administration Opens Wildlife Refuges to Bee-killing Neonics, GMO Crops

Reversal of National Ban Threatens Pollinators and Other Wildlife in Their Refuges   Washington, DC — The Trump administration has opened national wildlife refuges up to genetically modified crops and powerful pesticides, reversing a ban adopted under Obama, according… Read More

‘Paper Genocide’: Trump’s Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care

By Courtney Parker Via Intercontinental Cry   Native Americans have long existed in a legal and cultural limbo, surviving the devastating impacts of a trail of broken treaties by the U.S. government with staunch determination to maintain their… Read More

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for… Read More

Trump Attacks Sacred Sites By Lifting Protections From Bears Ears National Monument

Related article from Earth First! Journal: Utah: Thousands of People Take to the Streets for Second Time in Three Days to Protest Shrinking Of Bear Ears Monument   Salt Lake City, UT – On Dec. 1, during a brief visit… Read More

COP23: Trump’s Delegation Calling for More Fossil Fuels Decried as ‘Absurd’

“And we proudly stand up and tell you to ‘Keep it in the ground,” protesters sang out during a U.S.-sponsored event pushing fossil fuels at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany on Monday.(Photo: Twitter/@SustainUS)   Protesters interrupted… Read More

COP23: US Delegation Spits in the Face of Victims of Climate Change

Photo via https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. government delegation at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany will hold an official event promoting fossil fuels on Monday, November 13. The presentation comes as Donald Trump wraps up… Read More

Pruitt’s Plan for Environmental Protection Agency a ‘Cynical Joke’

Washington, DC — Scott Pruitt’s proposed five-year plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is so bad that it is laugh-out-loud funny, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group is asking… Read More

Trump Administration Sued Over GE Food Labeling

Washington, DC — Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its failure to comply with the 2016 federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and… Read More