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Farmers & Ranchers Call for Coal Mine Cleanup

The ECOreport reposts an appeal on the 40th Anniversary of America’s Federal Strip Mine Law, Farmers & ranchers call for coal mine cleanup

Joint Press Release from the Powder River Basin Resource Council, Northern Plains Resource Council & Western Organization of Resource Councils

BILLINGS, Mont. – As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the federal strip mine law, coal field residents are urging the federal government to make good on promises to reclaim mined land.

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How Much Damage Can Donald Trump Do?

The ECOreport asks a former senior analyst with the DOE, how much damage Can Donald Trump Do?

By Roy L Hales

The fears seem especially strong across the renewable and environmental communities. David Suzuki writes that  “a bigoted, misogynistic, climate change denier has been elected to the highest office in what is still the world’s most powerful nation.”  Many fear that President-elect Donald Trump “is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement.” Academics from many North American universities are copying information and data from U.S. government environmental websites before the new administration eradicates it. The next President’s personality “is certainly extreme by any standard.” How much damage can Donald Trump do to America?

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Living With A Trump Presidency

The ECOreport interviews Dr Allan Hoffman, a former senior analyst with the D.O.E., about living with a Trump Presidency

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmThe American people have spoken. Donald Trump is not Dr Allan Hoffman’s choice for President. While it is still possible that Trump will be more reasonable than his pre-election rhetoric suggests, this is unlikely. Hoffman described Trump as a demagogue who appears to be a climate denier, whose statements about energy were “uninformed, ignorant and terrible.” Never-the-less, he has been elected and, for the next four years, “the American public is going to have to live with that.” Hoffman spoke about the realities of living with a Trump presidency.

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A Presidential Pissing Match? Whose Roof Can Stack the Most Solar? Or something different?

The ECOreport looks at Sungevity’s “Who’s the Brightest Candidate?” campaign. Is this a Presidential pissing match, who’s roof can stack the most solar? Or something more? 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In the midst of what is probably the ugliest pre-election contests of recent memory, one of California’s best known solar companies has got into the act with a campaign of its own. For their “Who’s the Brightest Candidate?” campaign, Sungevity used their remote solar design software to calculate how much solar capacity each candidate could put on his roof. So is this a Presidential pissing match, who’s roof can stack the most solar?

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Presidents Who Created America’s Public Lands

The ECOreport reposts an account of the Presidents who Created America’s public lands system as we see it today. 

Press Release from the Department of the Interior

Ever wonder how our public lands system became what it is today? Check out the legacies of eight presidents who made a big difference in American conservation.

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