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We are attending a pre-screening tonight and we will give our own review tomorrow. It is interesting that although Dupont disputes the movie’s account, it plans no counter-offensive in the media. “Unfortunately, in a situation like this, it just doesn’t do you much good to fight it out in the public eye. That would just drive more and more attention to it,” DuPont CEO Mark Doyle told NPR. Telling.
Texas ranchers are having to ask the tough question of whether they will have to cull their herds as much of the state continues to experience ongoing drought. As the grass dries out and ranchers face rising costs, it’s becoming less viable to maintain large herds of cattle and sheep in Texas Hill Country.
The removal of legacy dams, which were first constructed dozens to more than a hundred years ago, is proving to be increasingly popular to restore river flows now that they are no longer serving any purpose for generating power or driving industrial uses.
Why This Matters: There is no doubt that a free-flowing river is a healthy river. As has been much discussed recently, the need to do everything we can to restore and conserve the natural world to stave off the next wave of extinctions and to combat climate change.
The White House said in a statement that the President would veto any PFAS legislation because it would “bypass well-established processes, procedures, and legal requirements of the Nation’s most fundamental environmental laws….”