Politics

What Are the Trump Administration’s New Plans for Utah Monuments? – Mother Jones

“Grand Staircase has been a monument for more than two decades. Now, with the size reductions, grazing and mineral development are allowed on lands that had been off-limits since 1996. Within the monument, and in addition to the possible chaining and under-regulated recreation, casual fossil collection is now permitted in one of the country’s richest …

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Alaska judge stalls logging in Tongass National Forest

“What the court has cut short is flagrant attempts by the Forest Service to trample not only the remaining old-growth forest on Southeast Alaska’s most heavily-logged major island, but also NEPA, which is America’s bedrock law for protecting the environment from contrived decision-making,” Larry Edwards, with Alaska Rainforest Defenders, said in a statement.“ Alaska judge …

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NAPAVISION 2050: Pondering the Election Results An Awakening, and Changes to Come

“These are powerful challenges to the incumbents and the status quo. These numbers show an awakening to the great need for a shift in land use priorities in Napa County. This is just the beginning.” Pondering the Election Results An Awakening, and Changes to Come   We feel both an elation around the great showing of our candidates …

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Napa Measure K Update: Measure K still short in latest Napa County election results

Measure K still short in latest Napa County election results Napa Valley Register: Barry Eberling   Mar 6, 2020 Updated 23 hrs ago Measure K, which would enact a quarter-cent sales tax for Napa County open space, parks and recreation, gained slightly in the latest election returns but is still well short of the needed …

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Wine Country: Wine and cheese hit hard from Trump tariffs

“A report commissioned by the group found the U.S. alcohol industry stands to lose nearly 36,000 jobs and more than $1.6 billion in wages in 2020, under the 25 percent tariffs, delivering a $5.3 billion hit to the U.S. economy.” Wine and cheese hit hard from Trump tariffs The HILL By Alex Gangitano – 02/19/20 …

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