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Occupier Duane Ehmer rides his horse Hellboy at Malheur National

Government Keeps Rural West Going

Let’s sympathize with the hardworking people of the rural West, losing a beautiful way of life to harsh economic realities.

February 2, 2016

Lobbyists Work To Kill California Bill That Would Outlaw Flimsy Plastic Grocery Bags

By Jessica Calefati, San Jose Mercury News SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lobbyists have launched a frenzied eleventh-hour effort to kill a bill that would make California the first state to outlaw flimsy plastic grocery bags, delaying a key vote and setting up one of the fiercest legislative battles of the year. Last week, the bill seemed […]

August 21, 2014

Racing Through Nature

The story of a young man’s speed hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail has raised some environmentalist eyebrows, albeit only slightly. He was racing from California’s border with Mexico to Washington state’s with Canada. The cause was a good one — to raise money for the families of cancer patients. And it wasn’t like he […]

August 19, 2014

Minorities Aren’t Well Represented In Environmental Groups, Study Says

By Marianne LeVine, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday. The report found that while people of color make up about 38 percent of the U.S. population, they represent […]

July 28, 2014

Environmentalists Sue Government Over Tar Sands Pipeline

Is the Obama Administration really in the pocket of green energy companies? Based on new developments in the tar sands pipeline approval process, it seems that the White House is continuing the American political tradition of favoring fossil fuel companies. In recent months, the intense debate over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has […]

October 7, 2011