First he came for our auto emissions standards, now he wants to frack our federal lands . . .

By Christina Tarr Deadline - submit comments by email by September 7, 2018. Note that you are commenting on 83 FR 39116. If email link doesn't work, address is: blm_ca_bkfo_oil_gas_update@blm.gov   In a coordinated attack on California, coming just after challenging our vehicle emissions standards, the Trump administration took the first steps toward opening up 1.6 million acres of public … Continue reading First he came for our auto emissions standards, now he wants to frack our federal lands . . .

Keep California Air Clean

By Christina Tarr Deadline - October 2, 2018 Back in 2012, the Obama administration (remember them? Sniff...) set an ambitious target for emissions standards: Cars and trucks would achieve a standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. There are so many obvious reasons this is a good idea that it seems pointless to even … Continue reading Keep California Air Clean

It’s time for Scott Pruitt to go

By Christina Tarr Let us name the reasons. He is corrupt. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is almost literally in bed with the oil and gas folks. He has been paying a measly $50 a night for a two-bedroom Washington D.C. apartment, charged only for the nights he was actually present. How's he getting such … Continue reading It’s time for Scott Pruitt to go

The Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge was saved, let’s preserve more wildlife

By Christina Tarr Bad news: to absolutely no one's surprise, Congress passed an Omnibus spending bill on March 22, 2018 that included funding for new sections of Trump's big, beautiful (???) border wall. But there's good news: to everyone's surprise, the bill exempted the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, a 2,088-acre patch of extraordinary biodiversity just south … Continue reading The Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge was saved, let’s preserve more wildlife