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Following Outrage, Trump Pulls Nomination of “Unapologetic Racist’ William Perry Pendley to Oversee Nation’s Public Lands

Environmental campaigners on Saturday welcomed news that President Donald Trump withdrew his nomination of “pro-polluter” and “unapologetic racist” William Perry Pendley for director of the Bureau of Land Management, with groups saying he should no longer be allowed to continue in his role as unofficial head of the agency. We are hearing the Trump administration …

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‘Worst Possible Person’: 300+ Groups Demand Senate Reject Trump’s Pick to Manage US Public Lands

Over 300 groups on Monday called on the Senate to reject President Donald Trump’s pick to manage nation’s public lands, pointing to William Perry Pendley’s decades-long public record of extremist views and actions as evidence he is “abjectly unfit” to hold the office. The demand from the civil rights, environmental, tribal, and immigrant advocacy groups came …

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Citing Fears of a Defeated Trump Who Won’t Go Willingly, Warren Calls on Cabinet Officials to End Deployment of Federal Agents Against Protests

Specifically citing President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to leaving office if he is defeated in November as a potential flashpoint for nationwide demonstrations, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday sent a letter to four senior Cabinet officials asking them to commit to not deploying any more federal agents to quell domestic protests either before or …

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In Blow to Trump and Win for Bears, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Endangered Species Protections for Yellowstone Grizzlies

Conservation and tribal groups scored a legal victory Wednesday after a federal appeals court rejected the Trump administration’s bid to remove endangered species protections for Yellowstone-region grizzly bears. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upholds a Montana district court’s decision, means grizzlies in the national park and surrounding area won’t be …

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‘Far-Right Ideology’ of Trump Public Lands Nominee Why Senate Must Reject Him, Say Groups

Environmental advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Bureau of Land Management and urging the Senate to reject the nomination. “William Pendley is uniquely unqualified for this position,” Accountable.US spokesperson Chris Saeger said in a statement. “He has spent his career fighting for a far-right ideology that puts the wishes of …

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‘Incredibly Reckless’: Trump Moves to Expand Fossil Fuel Drilling in Alaska’s Western Arctic Region

The Trump administration was lambasted Thursday for a proposal to open up most of Alaska’s Western Arctic reserve for fossil fuel drilling—a move conservation groups say would be a “disaster” for the climate and wildlife as well as the rights and well-being of Indigenous communities. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the “preferred plan” …

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With Nation Focused on Pandemic, Trump Interior Dept. to Greenlight Killing of Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Their Dens

President Donald Trump’s National Park Service plans to finalize rules this week that will allow hunters in Alaska to kill bear cubs and wolf pups while they are in their dens, reversing Obama-era regulations meant to prevent destabilization of the state’s biodiversity. The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) accused the administration of taking advantage of …

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“Cruel:” Trump Admin. Moves to Take Land of Mashpee Tribe—Whose Casino Plans Irked President’s “Special Interest Friends”—Out of Trust

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vowed Friday to fight for its land after the Trump administration announced its reservation would be “disestablished” and its land trust status removed. This is unconscionable. And making this move in the middle of a pandemic seems to be a clear attempt to steal land while people are otherwise occupied. We …

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