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Trump Administration Plan Allows Delta Water Managers to Kill Off Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

“But instead of rewriting their proposed changes to water management operations, the Trump Administration replaced the naysayer staff scientists with a new team, who revised the documents into more favorable reviews — a stunning case of science flayed by politics.” Water. Salmon. Agriculture. Extinction? You may have missed this recent article in the local news. […]

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Oregon Democrats push EPA to justify use of pesticide ‘highly toxic’ to bees: The Hill

Trump administration priorities: profit at all costs. “The letter follows two recent lawsuits from environmental groups who say the EPA relied too heavily on industry studies when approving sulfoxaflor.  An EPA official told reporters when the new policy was unveiled that “most of the studies that we used were indeed sponsored by industry. That is

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Climate change: 12 excuses for inaction and how to refute them – Vox

Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images “Won’t it be impossible to get off fossil fuels? Emissions keep going up, and oil companies are too powerful. This seems to be less impossible in other nations. Germany recently had a record week where 65 percent of its electricity came from renewables. Costa Rica has run on renewables for 300 days.

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