President Biden Joe Biden IRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE is expected to pick Tracy Stone-Manning , a senior adviser at the National Wildlife Federation, as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a person familiar with the selection confirmed to The Hill. Stone-Manning has served as chief of staff to former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Steve Bullock Montana governor signs bill banning sanctuary cities Progressives' majority delusions politically costly Overnight Health Care: CDC calls for schools to reopen with precautions | Cuomo faces rising scrutiny over COVID-19 nursing home deaths | Biden officials move to begin rescinding Medicaid work requirements MORE (D) and has also led the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. She’s … [Read more...] about Biden set to pick conservation advocate for top land management role
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The Biden administration is adding an additional delay to a rule that is expected to lessen the amount companies that drill on public lands and in public waters pay in fees to the federal government. The rule, which was finalized in January and previously delayed until this Friday , will now be halted until Nov. 1, according to a department spokesperson. During the delay period, the department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue will weigh whether to revise or withdraw the prior rule, and possibly propose a new one in its place. ADVERTISEMENT “In its final days, the previous administration sought to shortchange American taxpayers for the resources that oil and gas companies extract from public lands,” an Interior spokesperson said in a statement. “The Department of the Interior is delaying the rule’s effective date in order to provide the Office of Natural Resources Revenue with needed time to consider whether it will revise or withdraw the 2020 rule and, if … [Read more...] about Interior further delays Trump rule that would make drillers pay less to feds
Better luck next time for a losing Republican presidential candidate? Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/Getty Images There is a lot of angst in Republican Establishment circles over the 45th president’s reported rant at a Republican donor conference near his Florida home over the weekend. Trump is apparently still furious at Brian Kemp for impeding his election coup, and Mike Pence for failing to steal a second term for him anyway, and at Mitch McConnell for refusing to back his electoral vote challenge and then criticizing him for inciting a riot. To Republicans who aren’t deep in the fever swamps of MAGA-land, this is just Trump continuing his narcissistic and destructive post-election behavior. Just as he blew up those crucial Georgia Senate runoffs in January because he couldn’t let go of his own lies about the presidential election, he’s blowing up the party at a time when the GOP needs to stay unified in the fight against Biden . And to those of us without a betting … [Read more...] about Will Republicans Try Another Election Coup in 2024?
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere. Between 16,000 to 20,000 people have been evacuated from the island’s northern region, where the exploding volcano is located, with more than 3,000 of them staying at more than 80 government shelters. Dozens of people stood in lines on Tuesday for water or to retrieve money sent by friends and family abroad. Among those standing in one crowd was retired police officer Paul Smart. “The volcano caught us with our pants down, and it’s very devastating,” he said. “No water, lots of dust in our home. We thank God we are alive, but we need more help at this moment.” Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said in a press conference on local station NBC Radio that St. Vincent will need hundreds of millions of … [Read more...] about St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Santa Maria man faces federal charges of fatally shooting a northern elephant seal on a beach near San Simeon. Jordan Gerbich, 30, was charged Tuesday in an information with one count of taking a marine mammal. READ MORE: Santa Maria Man Gets 3 Months In Prison For Shooting, Killing Elephant Seal In September of 2019, the corpse of a northern elephant seal was found on a beach near San Simeon, close to a popular viewing area along Highway 1. The animal had been shot in the head. READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Hollywood Hills After Fight At Night Club Gerbich was charged with fatally shooting the elephant seal on Sept. 28, 2019. The new federal charge follow an investigation by the NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The northern elephant seal is a protected species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The species live up and down North America’s Pacific coast and are often seen on … [Read more...] about Santa Maria Man Faces Federal Charge Of Shooting Northern Elephant Seal To Death