Sunday, November 13, 2016

Politics and the Environment


I avoid most things political on this blog, but we know that politics certainly plays a significant role in how conservation and environmental issues are handled.

An email this week from Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, said:

Yes, my heart sank when I heard Trump's rumored cabinet wishlist -- Sarah "Drill, baby, Drill" Palin as Secretary of the Interior; anti-EPA Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller as Secretary of Agriculture; fracking billionaire Harold Hamm as Energy Secretary.

Although I believe that what a candidate Trump said and what a president Trump will say and be able to actually do are very different, the idea that he said that in his first 100 days he would target putting Keystone XL in motion, canceling payments to UN climate change programs and lifting restrictions on coal and oil production has angered and motivated much of the pro-environment population.

Pay attention.

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