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‘Rangelands Are In Crisis’: Mike Lee, Mitt Romney Push To Cull Overcrowded Wild Horses

‘Rangelands Are In Crisis’: Mike Lee, Mitt Romney Push To Cull Overcrowded Wild Horses

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, both of Utah, want to strike a regulation barring federal rangeland officials from euthanizing wild horses and burros. Lee and Romney co-signed a letter to the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies under the […]

California Spent $240 Million On Dual Water Tunnels. Then Gavin Newsom Called An Audible

California Spent $240 Million On Dual Water Tunnels. Then Gavin Newsom Called An Audible

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom rewrote a $16 billion plan to build two giant water tunnels after the state had already invested $240 million. Construction on the water tunnels began under former California Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown planned to reroute the state’s water system to transfer water from the wetter, northern area […]

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Uprising In Venezuela

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Uprising In Venezuela

Mary Margaret Olohan and Tim Pearce | Contributor . Tensions in Venezuela escalated Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaido called upon the military to take up arms against President Nicolas Maduro. Members of the military are split between supporting the Maduro regime or Guaido’s revolt, and the opposing sides exchanged gunfire in the Venezuelan capital […]

California Utility’s Plan To Prevent Wildfires Includes Shutting Off Power To 5 Million People: Report

California Utility’s Plan To Prevent Wildfires Includes Shutting Off Power To 5 Million People: Report

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter.   PG&E, California’s largest utility, is reportedly considering shutting off power to as much as an eighth of Californians during times of high fire danger. PG&E’s service area covers 5.4 million people in fire-prone areas. The utility might initiate a blackout to keep its electric lines from sparking and starting fires during […]

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . California’s minimum wage increase has cost the state thousands of jobs worth of growth in the state’s booming restaurant industry, according to a recent study by the University of California Riverside. California passed a bill in 2016 to bring the state’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour. For businesses with […]

United States Of WEED: Marijuana, Drug Use Hits 14-Year High

United States Of WEED: Marijuana, Drug Use Hits 14-Year High

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The number of U.S. workers who tested positive for marijuana and other drugs jumped to a 14-year high in 2018, according to the drug-testing laboratory Quest Diagnostics Inc. Quest Diagnostics found that 2.3 percent of 10 million urine, saliva and hair samples from U.S. workers tested positive for marijuana in 2018, a […]

Feds Offer $1000 To Adopt Wild Horses Because They Can’t Cull Them

Feds Offer $1000 To Adopt Wild Horses Because They Can’t Cull Them

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . The Department of the Interior is offering up to $1,000 to people willing to adopt a wild horse or burro, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced. BLM, which runs the federal government’s wild horse and burro adoption program, launched the new incentive program on March 12. (RELATED: Animal Rights Groups […]

Trump’s Interior Department To Scrap Federal Protections On The Gray Wolf

Trump’s Interior Department To Scrap Federal Protections On The Gray Wolf

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The Department of the Interior (DOI) is expected to propose rolling back federal protections on gray wolf populations in the contiguous United States in the coming days, The Associated Press reports. Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt broke the news Wednesday in a speech at a wildlife and natural resources conference in Denver, […]

The Mojave Desert Might Solve California’s Water Problem

The Mojave Desert Might Solve California’s Water Problem

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter An aquifer beneath the Mojave Desert could reliably provide water to 100,000 households in drought-stricken California for the next half-century, The Washington Post reports. Publicly-traded water company Cadiz owns about 35,000 acres of property inside the Mojave Trails National Monument, designated in February 2016 by former President Barack Obama. Cadiz plans to tap into […]

Rural America is Going Bust as Farm Bankruptcies Soar

Rural America is Going Bust as Farm Bankruptcies Soar

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter .’ U.S. farmers are filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy at the highest rate in at least a decade as agriculturists feel pressure from trade wars and low commodity prices, The Wall Street Journal reported in February. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals processed twice as many bankruptcy files from farmers in 2018 […]

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