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Immigration Activists See Private Prison Divestment As A Way To Abolish ICE

Immigration Activists See Private Prison Divestment As A Way To Abolish ICE

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor Open borders activists are behind the campaign to get banks to divest from private prisons. Activists see private prison divestment as a way to limit how many illegal immigrants ICE can detain. About two-thirds of ICE detainees are held in facilities run by private companies. Immigration activists see their […]

SCOOP: Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks

SCOOP: Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . The Trump administration will announce it’s ending fuel economy negotiations with California. EPA and DOT officials tried to hash out a compromise with California, but talks broke down. Federal officials will move ahead with plans to roll back Obama-era climate regulations on cars. The Trump administration will soon […]

US Forests Are Burning Up Amid An ‘Epidemic’ Of Dead Trees. Experts Say To Cut More Down

US Forests Are Burning Up Amid An ‘Epidemic’ Of Dead Trees. Experts Say To Cut More Down

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . Forestry experts say a major reason for massive wildfires is there are too many trees in U.S. forests. The answer to this problem, somewhat paradoxically, is more logging, experts say. “It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but we cut more trees,” one forestry expert said. Forests are an iconic feature […]

US Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of Millions of Americans’ Septic Tanks

US Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of Millions of Americans’ Septic Tanks

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether or not the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals erred in a Clean Water Act (CWA) case that petitioners say would dramatically expand the law’s reach. The case, County of Maui, Hawaii, v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, centers around whether or not the […]

Cities And States Are Scaling Back Their ‘Green’ Ambitions As Costs Skyrocket, Opposition Grows

Cities And States Are Scaling Back Their ‘Green’ Ambitions As Costs Skyrocket, Opposition Grows

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . Cities and states are having a hard time trying to implement climate policies laid out in the Green New Deal. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal to transform the U.S. economy. One Texas city’s switch to solar and wind has cost millions and […]

Trump Announces His Pick to Head the Interior Department

Trump Announces His Pick to Head the Interior Department

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor President Donald Trump nominated David Bernhardt to head the Interior Department, replacing former Secretary Ryan Zinke who left the administration early this year. “I am pleased to announce that David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, will be nominated as Secretary of the Interior,” Trump tweeted Monday. “David has […]

‘We’ve Become Dumber’: Media Rushes to Tie Record-Breaking Cold on Global Warming

‘We’ve Become Dumber’: Media Rushes to Tie Record-Breaking Cold on Global Warming

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor A “polar vortex” event is breaking record-low temperature readings across the Great Plains and Midwest, and many in the media are rushing to blame the deep freeze on global warming. The New York Times, for example, filled the top of its website with coverage of the Midwest’s polar plunge, including one […]

Trump Finds a Way to Keep National Parks Open Without Getting Covered in Trash

Trump Finds a Way to Keep National Parks Open Without Getting Covered in Trash

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . The Trump administration is allowing national park officials to tap into their revenues to provide basic services. Some national parks were reportedly overwhelmed with trash, human waste and vandalism. The government shutdown meant parks were manned by skeleton crews. Now, more services can be restarted. The Trump administration […]

Trump Tells Farmers: ‘We’re Going to Get Government Off Your Backs’

Trump Tells Farmers: ‘We’re Going to Get Government Off Your Backs’

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . President Donald Trump touted his administration’s repealing of the “Waters of the United States” rule, also known as WOTUS, while speaking at the 100th annual American Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans. “We’re saving farmers and ranchers from one of the most ridiculous regulations ever imposed on anybody […]

Trump Takes Steps to Prevent Catastrophic Forest Fires, Including More Logging

Trump Takes Steps to Prevent Catastrophic Forest Fires, Including More Logging

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . President Trump issued an executive order allowing agencies to do more to prevent massive wildfires. The order came one day after Trump signed GOP-backed wildfire legislation. Wildfires have burned more than 8.5 million acres this year. President Donald Trump moved forward with policies aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires […]

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