Dumpster Fire’s Budget: $8.6 B for the wall, slash social services

One thing we can say for the Dumpster Fire-in-Chief: he doesn't give up. OK, we could say more, but let's stick with that for the moment. He doesn't give up. His budget for 2020 is out, and he's still at it with the damn funding for the damn Wall. 8.6 billion dollars, to be specific, … Continue reading Dumpster Fire’s Budget: $8.6 B for the wall, slash social services

The shutdown is our national emergency

It's obvious to anyone who thinks before talking (or tweeting) that the government shutdown harms everyone, not just Democrats. But when pants are on fire, we need more than what's obvious - we all need to be able to stand up and tell the truth. No, the people who long for this administration to fulfill … Continue reading The shutdown is our national emergency

ISO Happy Ending: Comment by 10/31 on Emissions Standards for Power Plants

Once upon a time, there was an administration that protected its people from dangerous modern fire-breathing dragons. Then in August 2018, the big bad wolf-ogre-gremlin-current administration announced plans to undo Obama rules limiting harmful emissions from fossil fuel power plants. The plot: to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, and put in its place a wicked changeling, a … Continue reading ISO Happy Ending: Comment by 10/31 on Emissions Standards for Power Plants

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

Tell EPA Not to Remove Pollution Controls from Oil & Gas Companies

Let's start with the basics: The United States Environmental Protection Agency currently has guidelines that allow states to control emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. The oil and gas industry is the largest single industrial source of dangerous chemicals in smog and major contributors to emissions of greenhouse gases. The deadly duo of … Continue reading Tell EPA Not to Remove Pollution Controls from Oil & Gas Companies

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

Environmental Justice: a meeting with AG Becerra’s office

By Elizabeth Douglas On February 22, 2018, I joined folks from Bay Area Indivisible chapters (IEB, SF, and Berkeley), the Center for Biological Diversity, and 350.org to meet with members of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s staff. This was my first activity with IEB and my first time as a California resident - I’m a DC … Continue reading Environmental Justice: a meeting with AG Becerra’s office