Protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 will require immense political will and aggressive policy-making. Thankfully the policies that need to be implemented are not complicated. We can protect roadless forests, keep destructive drilling out of wildlife corridors, conserve open lands, parks and waterways. Right now, 60 percent of lands in the continental U.S. are mostly in natural condition or could realistically be restored to a natural condition. Despite being one of the top five countries in the world with wilderness-quality lands, we’re losing about a football field of nature every 30 seconds. … [Read more...] about Human rights and extinction crises require systemic change
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And yet as has been noted here at Breitbart News, the city of Manaus, Brazil, serves as a cautionary tale for those who think that being rich now means being always rich. Vastly engorged by the rubber trade in the 19th century, Manaus grew complacent and soon toppled from its lofty place in the global economy, never to recover. Indeed, these days, when so much of life is virtual, one’s physical place matters less—and so the moving, and the unraveling, of a jurisdiction can come quickly. … [Read more...] about Pinkerton: California Could Put Out the Fires and Create Real Jobs… or Continue Listening to AOC
From the reductions to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments to the rollback of emission standards for power plants and cars, the relentless assault has resulted in the reversal of 100 protections for our environment, according to The New York Times. … [Read more...] about Letters: Cancel culture has already lost the argument (8/4/20)
The Great American Outdoors Act provides permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has been chronically underfunded for decades. The conservation fund uses oil and gas revenue to expand public lands, safeguard natural areas and protect cultural heritage sites. LWCF has invested about $300 million in Colorado since the 1960s. … [Read more...] about Trump signs a major public lands bill. Here’s what it means for Colorado.
I admire Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama reveals his 2020 summer playlist: 'Hope you enjoy' Biden's acceptance speech: Watch for four things Budowsky: A Democratic convention to change the world MORE. I wholeheartedly agree with him on the agenda he cited in the eulogy. Among other things, Congress should revitalize the Voting Rights Act, provide for automatic registration and restoration of voting rights to former inmates. … [Read more...] about Unintended consequences of killing the filibuster