Secrets and Lies: Comment NOW against proposed FOIA Regs

Do you want to know a secret? FOIA, the Freedom of Information Act, gives private citizens the right to get information from federal agencies. It exists to promote transparency, accountability, and prompt access to a wide range of information. But under proposed revised regulations, the Department of the Interior (DOI) would be able to decide … Continue reading Secrets and Lies: Comment NOW against proposed FOIA Regs

Don’t Let the Government Destroy Important Environmental Documents

Deadline: November 26, 2018 The Current Occupant's tradition of lying is by now well-known, but sometimes it's easier if something just ... happens to the truth, especially to documentation of the truth. And so Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of the Interior (at least as of this writing), has sent National Archives & Records … Continue reading Don’t Let the Government Destroy Important Environmental Documents

For the Birds

By Christina Tarr On February 18, 2018, Indivisible East Bay and Golden Gate Audubon Society held a birding-and-postcard-activism event near the Rotary Nature Center at Lake Merritt in Oakland. We told people about our local avian wildlife and about the 100 year old Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which proposed legislation and an interpretation of the Act by … Continue reading For the Birds

Protect the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

By Christina Tarr First enacted in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) makes it a crime to “pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, attempt to take, capture or kill,” possess, sell, purchase, or ship any migratory bird or any part, nest or egg of a migratory bird unless authorized by regulation. More than a thousand … Continue reading Protect the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Protect Offshore Drilling Regulations!

By Christina Tarr It seems it's not enough for the Interior Department proposing to open all coastal waters of the United States (including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but excluding Florida, apparently) to leasing for continental shelf oil and gas drilling (don’t forget to comment on that, by the way, and note that there will be … Continue reading Protect Offshore Drilling Regulations!