Guest cheer-leading by David Middleton Everglades open for oil drilling after court ruling A Tallahassee appeals court reversed a decision by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday, ultimately granting Kanter Real Estate the authority to drill. By Samantha J. Gross Feb. 5 TALLAHASSEE — After nearly four years of legal battles, a Miami family […]

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The LA Times reports California regulators voted Tuesday to strengthen state safeguards for thousands of wetlands and streams that are about to lose federal protections in a Trump administration rollback of the Clean Water Act. Nearly 90% of California’s historic wetlands have been filled in or plowed under, and the state has said it is vital to […]

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The ruling temporarily halts drilling on 300,000 acres of leases in Wyoming. How Trump is hindering the fight to stop climate change Scientists say global warming nears an irreversible level, President Trump has been promoting business growth instead of climate change. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis A federal judge […]

via Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change … The Washington Post — The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō’bear Re’por)

As anyone who reads this column knows, I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York. There’s eleven of these “fingers,” not ten, which is perfect, because it’s a region know for oddities. Abolitionists, Suffragettes, Spiritualists, Actors, Chicken Nuggets, Traffic Lights, The Curve Ball, Lacrosse, possibly Rickshaws, all sorts of odd things […]

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