Corruption

SCOTUS Ruling Opens Door to Wetlands Destruction

The EPA Removes Federal Protections for Most of the Country’s Wetlands James Doubek/NPR “This rule spells out how the Sackett decision has undermined our ability to prevent the destruction of our nation’s wetlands, which protect drinking water, absorb floods and provide habitat for wildlife,” said Jim Murphy, the National Wildlife Federation’s director of legal advocacy. […]

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Right-Wing US Supreme Court Delivers ‘Catastrophic Loss for Water Protections’

Right-Wing US Supreme Court Delivers ‘Catastrophic Loss for Water Protections’ The court “ripped the heart out of the law we depend on to protect American waters and wetlands,” said one critic, warning that the ruling “will cause incalculable harm.” JESSICA CORBETT May 25, 2023 This is a breaking story… Please check back for possible updates…

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Drought: How bad is it? ‘This has never happened’: California’s only wildfire research center makes scary discovery

As Sonoma County supervisors prepare to allow 65,000 acres of water thirsty crops (Gore/Hopkins co-chair cannabis committee), push biomass energy dirtier than coal (Hopkins), allow the wine industry to continue to suck up water unfettered at expense of homeowners which dries up the environment making fires more severe…..scientists say buckle up for severe fire season.   ‘This

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Zoom paid $0 in federal income taxes on 4,000 percent profit increase during pandemic

“It’s time to end a rigged tax code that benefits the wealthy and powerful.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders Zoom paid $0 in federal income taxes on 4,000 percent profit increase during pandemic Jake Johnson, Common Dreams March 22, 2021 The U.S.-based online video chat platform Zoom has seen its profits skyrocket by 4000% during the Covid-19

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