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Trump guts Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Years ago, Chevron came out with a series of commercials showing them going out of their way to protect wildlife and the environment. These ads would invariably conclude with a question like, “Do people stop work on an oil pipeline … Continue reading

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An EPA separation letter from a major acid mine site

In the course of my work, I’m involved with the cleanup of a massive open pit mine that has been leaching acid mine waste into nearby rivers and streams for most of a century, killing everything in it. No fish, … Continue reading

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The Electoral College: White lives matter

In the wake of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote by nearly three million, much has been said about the use of the Electoral College. Only four times in US history has the winner of the electoral … Continue reading

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Trump’s doppelganger from colonial New Mexico bodes difficult decades ahead for US

If Trump had a doppelganger in history, it was probably Don Diego de Peñalosa, Governor of colonial New Mexico from 1661 to 1664.  If history repeats itself, we may be able to learn something about our future.   Colonial New … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Understanding the EIS Process

It’s time to comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).  The deadline is February 20.  Here’s what you need to know. First, Trump’s “executive order” did not automatically approve the pipeline (and it’s actually … Continue reading

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Red Nation, Blue Nation: Predictions for the Trump Years and Beyond

The cultural divide between Red and Blue will grow stronger and more distinct. Gerrymandering has  already polarized the political arena over the past twenty years. This has framed the public debate into two choices:  left and right. With social media, each side … Continue reading

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Red pilgrimage: right-wing counties send their cops to Standing Rock

The conflict at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation can be seen thru many lenses:  white vs red, colonial vs indigenous, rich vs poor, violence vs non-violence, corporations vs grassroots, old energy vs new energy, male vs female, material vs spiritual. … Continue reading

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