Top Bureau of Land Management Official Removed, Big Implications for Other Appointments

Top Bureau of Land Management Official Removed, Big Implications for Other Appointments

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer    On Friday, an order from the chief judge of the Montana federal court removed acting Bureau of Land Management director William Perry Pendley. Despite never being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Pendley served as acting director for 424 days, a full 214 days past the original deadline to […]

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Four Former EPA Chiefs Endorse Biden, Denounce Trump

Four Former EPA Chiefs Endorse Biden, Denounce Trump

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer This week, four former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators, two of whom served under Republican presidents, sharply criticized the Trump administration’s environmental policy as well as current EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler’s leadership.  Among their criticism are assertions that Trump’s EPA has waged a “war on science” and that it […]

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What’s to Blame for CA Fires, Forest Management or Climate Change?

What’s to Blame for CA Fires, Forest Management or Climate Change?

As wildfires across the West continue to rage, President Trump has continued to push the message that the cause of the fires is solely due to poor forest management. It’s not a new message for Republicans, but science unequivocally points to the ways in which climate change is supercharging wildfires. Ezra Romero, an environmental reporter […]

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Trump’s Continued Public Science Denial Costs Lives

Trump’s Continued Public Science Denial Costs Lives

There’s been a lot of outrage at President Trump’s baseless dismissal of climate change at a press conference in California this past week. As the LA Times explained, the science shows us that when it comes to wildfires, the last 10 years have shattered records, and 2020 tops them all. Lives are at stake and […]

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Trump Blows it Out West, Biden Delivers Knockout Climate Speech

Trump Blows it Out West, Biden Delivers Knockout Climate Speech

Yesterday the vast differences between Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s responses to national disasters become all the more evident. As the West continues to grapple with active wildfires, President Trump flew to California to be briefed on the wildfire situation by Governor Gavin Newson and California officials while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gave a […]

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Teddy Roosevelt’s Not Having It

Teddy Roosevelt’s Not Having It

We wrote earlier this week that during a speech in the swing state of Florida where he announced an expansion of the ban on oil drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, Trump touted himself as the No. 1 environmentalist.  “Number one since Teddy Roosevelt. Who would have thought, Trump is the […]

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