Stalling on climate change action is the deliberate policy of the Republican Party, and has been for a very long time. But their drive to end environmental regulation goes much further than climate change. A case being decided right now in the Supreme Court, West Virginia vs EPA, is likely to destroy the ability of the US government to regulate the environment, particularly in any way that might slow the fossil fuel industry in its march to destroy the planet. This is one of several Supreme Court cases that will be presented to us this week and next, and this …Continue reading →
Reporting live from the border crisis at the end of the wall: pic.twitter.com/FcKCwbvt1u — Laiken Jordahl (@LaikenJordahl) July 28, 2021 I support the Center for Biological Diversity, and so should you!
Deb Haaland was sworn in today as Secretary of the Interior. This is the best choice Biden could have made for this position. In the New Yorker, Bill McKibben said: [M]uch of the pressure will fall on Haaland, because the territory she’s responsible for is so vast, and the political terrain so charged. She’s a brilliant choice because, with luck, she’ll be able to summon the rest of the country to appreciate the legacy that she now protects: the amazing landscape of the American West, the ancestral home of her own people and of many of our ideas about American …Continue reading →
“I acknowledge that we are on the ancestral homelands of the Nakochtank, Anacostan, and Piscataway people.” Above is her opening statement. Tom Udall and Mark Udall say, in USA Today: Rep. Haaland’s nomination is both historic and long overdue. If confirmed, she would be the first Native American Cabinet member. Her record is in line with mainstream conservation priorities. Thus, the exceptional criticism of Rep. Haaland and the threatened holds on her nomination must be motivated by something other than her record. Of course as a woman she gets more scrutiny, even more so as an Indigenous woman. Today she …Continue reading →
I agree with him. “What dreams would you pursue if your basic needs were met?” Our message is mainstream; it just makes sense. Hawaiian values are @DemSocialists values. pic.twitter.com/FyUaBodmcx — Kaniela Ing (@KanielaIng) August 8, 2018
I’m very proud that Colorado voted to continue funding light rail development in our state. This is the kind of forward-looking project that will keep Colorado liveable and beautiful in the future. Combine this with passage of renewable energy requirements in this same election, and you can see that Colorado is one of the most progressive states in the country right now, no matter who won the Presidential election here. Anyway, the NYTimes this morning has a lengthy article on FasTracks and the details of rail development around Denver. Enjoy!