THE TRUMP PLAN TO DESTROY THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

During the 1980s, I became an environmental activist in fighting to protect the Atlantic striped bass.  A combination of fishing pressure and pollution in their primary spawning grounds of the Chesapeake Bay had seen the fish’s population plummet to near-oblivion.  Finally, after Congress intervened while Maryland declared a five-year fishing moratorium and other states along […]

TRUMP PLAGIARIZES EXXON – TIME TO BOYCOTT HIS TWEETS?

On Monday, ExxonMobil – the oil-and-gas behemoth that flatulated Rex Tillerson from CEO to running the State Department – released their latest big news.  They were going to invest a cool $20 billion to “expand manufacturing in the U.S. Gulf region,” alleging this would create more than 45,000 “high-paying jobs.” Lest we forget, scientific studies […]

WHY THE VETERANS WILL PROTECT STANDING ROCK

The news came hard on the heels of the Trump Army’s approving full-speed-ahead on the multi-billion-dollar Dakota Access pipeline planned at the Standing Rock reservation: American war veterans are returning to Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where they vow to form a human shield protecting the Lakota Sioux and their supporters from authorities out to evict […]

THE BATTLE OF STANDING ROCK

On Tuesday, two weeks after Trump ordered that the review of the Dakota Access Pipeline be expedited, the acting secretary of the Army (Robert Speer) told Congress that he was putting a stop to the environmental impact statement required by the Obama administration before construction could proceed.  The Army was giving the pipeline’s owner, Energy […]

A CLIMATE-CHANGE DENIER FOR THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, ALREADY GUTTING ANIMAL WELFARE

It’s hard to believe the Trump administration would even alienate animal lovers.  You’ve probably never heard of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but it’s long kept important records used by animal welfare advocates to keep track of how the government is regulating treatment in scientific research labs, […]