Environment

Trump makes water demand of farms priority for new office

by Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated News

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday created what he called a ‘subcabinet’ for federal water issues, with a mandate that includes water-use changes sought by corporate farm interests and oil and gas.  An executive order from Trump put Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler in charge of the interagency water body,” according to The Associated Press

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Wildfires Will Get Worse Under Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Veteran Forester Says

by Chris White
The Daily Signal

Twenty years ago Bill Clinton made states responsible for managing Federal forests.  In liberal states in the west that has meant less management and more and more virulent fires according to an expert forester.  In this article he cites this liberal creep toward disaster.

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EPA chief, pushing for second Trump term, outlines vision for agency

by Rebecca Beitsch
The Hill

“Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler laid out what a second term would look like for the agency under President Trump Thursday, recounting regulations largely viewed as rollbacks by critics in a speech celebrating the agency’s 50th anniversary,” according to The Hill.  

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Major drilling projects among dozens fast-tracked after Trump order

By Rebecca Beitsch and Rachel Frazin
The Hill

“Oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) are just a few of the 21 fossil fuel and mining projects the Interior Department has forwarded with reduced environmental scrutiny due to the June order,” according to The Hill.

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