A federal judge in Montana blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline late on Thursday evening, ruling that the Trump administration’s decision lacked a “reasoned” explanation for allowing the controversial project, which would transport tar sands crude from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Judge Brian Morris wrote that Trump’s State Department ignored climate change […]
Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]
Donald Trump’s most enduring legacy as president may be the lasting damage he does to the environment. The Trump administration will likely be filled with people who will benefit financially from more fracking, more industrial agriculture and factory farms, and expanded deregulation masquerading as trade policy.
The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it’s a thumbs-down. The environmental arguments against it have always been impeccable. But it took America’s turn toward energy independence to cut down the economic case for it.