Tag: Donald Trump

  • ‘Can’t breathe’: Donald Trump blames India for climate change, says US ‘cleanest’

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    By Ryan Johnson In meeting with Prince Charles, Trump blames India, China for climate change Pushed by Prince Charles on the issue of climate change, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday replayed his theme of blaming India, China and Russia for allegedly not doing enough, and insisted the US has one of the ‘cleanest climates’. […]

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  • Trump plans to allow fracking near California’s national parks

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    Environmental groups are preparing for a fight against the proposal that would end a five-year fracking moratorium in central California The Trump administration has issued a plan to open more than a million acres in California to fracking, including areas close to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks. In its proposal, the government made a case that […]

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  • Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment

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    Washington blocked a coal terminal under the Clean Water Act. New rules could subvert that authority. At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is part of the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Meanwhile, about a thousand miles south in Longview, Washington, on the banks of the Columbia River, […]

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  • Presidential Message on Earth Day, 2019

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    Earth Day is a celebration of the abundant beauty and life-sustaining bounty of our natural environment.  On this day, we reaffirm our responsibility to protect God’s wondrous creation for future generations. From the Appalachian Mountains to the golden shores of California, America is blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.  As Americans, we all share […]

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  • Trump administration sabotages major conservation effort, defying Congress

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    Revealed: federal support to research centers cut off as scientists fear years of successful work will go ‘down the drain’ Scientists and officials around the US have told the Guardian that the Trump administration has withdrawn funding for a large, successful conservation program – in direct contradiction of instructions from Congress. Unique in scale and […]

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  • Freight, Trucking Industry Closely Monitor President’s Threat to Close US-Mexico Border

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    Trucking and transportation leaders are expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico does not crack down on illegal border crossings. While it remains unclear if or when the president will make good on his threat — and whether trucks would be included — experts who spoke with Transport […]

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  • US-China soy trade war could destroy 13 million hectares of rainforest

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    Study suggests Brazil likely to rush to fill China’s sudden soy shortfall by boosting farming The Amazon rainforest could be the greatest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China, warns a new study showing how deforestation pressures have surged as a result of the geopolitical jolt in global soy markets. Up […]

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  • Trump lashes out at ‘treasonous’ officials after McCabe interview

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    US President Donald Trump has issued an angry response after a TV interview on Sunday alleged that officials had held discussions to have him removed. Mr Trump tweeted of “illegal and treasonous” behaviour and an “illegal coup attempt”. In the interview, ex-acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe said talks had been held in 2017 about invoking […]

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  • Presidents Day shows how time can change legacies. Just look at Washington and Lincoln.

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    Presidents Day celebrates iconic presidents, but there was a time when even Washington and Lincoln endured as much partisan rancor as Obama and Trump. Americans generally hold this truth to be self-evident: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were presidents who earned their places on monuments and on currency through exemplary leadership that united the country. […]

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  • US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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    Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details have been released. Talks had stalled on the detention of undocumented migrants and funding for President Donald Trump’s […]

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