Tag Archives: President George Bush 43

No Social License to Drill

The ECOreport reposts an analysis of the Trump Administration’s fossil fuel policies that concludes they have no social license to drill

Originally Published on Center for American Progress

By Mary Ellen Kustin and Kate Kelly

In April, Maryland became the second state after New York to ban hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. This action may affect industry’s access to pockets of the Marcellus Shale formation, one of the nation’s largest oil and gas plays.
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Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about America’s withdrawal, Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump

The Conversation via Clean Technica

By Luke Kemp

The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would be the best outcome for international climate action.
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Trump Nominates Former Lobbyist for Deputy Interior Secretary

The ECOreport reposts news from the United States, where Trump Nominates Former Lobbyist for Deputy Interior Secretary

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

On April 28, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate David Bernhardt of Virginia, who has served as a lobbyist for the politically powerful Westlands Water District, for Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

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Growing Tribal Opposition To Jordan Cove LNG

The ECOreport reposts news from Oregon & Northern California, Tribal Opposition To Jordan Cove LNG

Originally Published on the Daily KOS & Intercontinental Cry

by Dan Bacher

The Karuk Tribe, located on the Klamath River in Northern California, today announced its opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects, joining the Yurok and Klamath Tribes in officially opposing the controversial project.

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Tongass National Forest Remains Roadless

The Court of Appeals struck down a Presidential exemption of the Tongass National Forest from the “Roadless Rule, Tongass National Forest Remains Roadless

A Joint press release From the organizations listed at the bottom of this page.

D0723A17-6B6A-498D-BC9F-53B52B626CA1Juneau, AK — In a major victory for America’s last great rainforest, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down a Bush administration exemption of the Tongass National Forest from the “Roadless Rule,” a landmark conservation rule adopted in 2001 to protect nearly 60 million acres of wild national forests and grasslands from new road building and logging. The Court held the Bush administration failed to provide a reasoned explanation for reversing course on the Tongass. It concluded the Roadless Rule “remains in effect and applies to the Tongass.”

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Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard Upheld

Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard Upheld, Court of Appeals ruled that the state’s RPS does not impose unlawful regulations on out-of-state companies.

Press release from SEIA

In a precedent-setting decision, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), ruling that the state’s RPS does not impose unlawful regulations on out-of-state companies.
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