Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Lease Auction Falls Short

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The auction to sell off tracts of land for oil exploration fell short. The big players are no longer interested.

Despite the unconscionable and horrifying behavior of Donald Trump and his supporters in Washington. D.C. this past week, another important event transpired deserving our attention. In one of Trump’s last gasp efforts to thwart environmental protections in the Arctic, the Bureau of Land Management executed his bidding and a decades-long GOP wet dream of opening up the vast coastal plain of the Arctic National …

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Pesticide Use Affects People of Color the Most

Pesticides disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color. Over 700,000 farmworkers in California, mainly people of color, live and work in areas barraged by toxic chemicals. They experience more acute pesticide poisoning cases than any other part of California’s population. Take glyphosate as an example. Commonly called Roundup, glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the U.S. The World Health Organization classifies …

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23 Attorneys General Respond to Trump Administration’s Changes to NEPA

 On Aug. 28, 23 attorneys general sued the White House to block changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that would make it easier to launch major projects with less environmental review. NEPA, originally enacted in 1970, is a cornerstone of modern environmental law. The act forces government agencies to review the potential impact of major industrial and construction projects, like power plants, …

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The Link Between Factory Farms and Racism

Factory farms produce meat from large numbers of animals housed in close quarters in confined spaces. Not only is it harmful to animals and human health, but also tied to racism. A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is a large scale animal agriculture operation with over 1,000 animal units, which equates to 1,000 beef cattle, 700 dairy cows, 2,500 pigs weighing over 55 pounds, …

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