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"1/3 of our global food supply is pollinated by bees. Simply put, bees keep plants and crops alive."
🐝 If All The Bees In The World Die, Humans Will Not Survive: elitedaily.com/news/world/hum…
Deregulation and control of judiciary appointments: The core tactics at the heart of GOP anti-governance. Here's the latest in banking deregulation and it's corrosive effect on the living standards of us 99%:
"The changes, not previously reported, were made without rigorous review of potential security vulnerabilities, undermining government-wide efforts aimed at countering terrorist attacks involving unconventional weapons, known as WMD."
"The goal was to map out “the science that USDA needs to pursue over the next five to eight years for the department to meet the needs of the nation... Top officials then told staff members to keep the plan for internal use only." #USDA
@safetynetplans, which reps nonprofit safety-net health plans & plans to appeal the ruling: "It's arbitrary & capricious on the part of the administration, it doesn't comply w/ Congress’s intent in the Affordable Care Act."
#PrivatizationScam #Deregulation
"They say HQ staffed by just 27 employees in remote Grand Junction, CO will isolate (#BLM) from Congress & Interior Dept & allow states & counties to have outsize influence on land management decisions."
#QuietCorrosiveAccomplishment #CombineAndUndermine
"In 2017 Trump signed a proclamation to eliminate 85% of the original Bear Ears monument. This latest "management plan" is a blueprint on how to drill, mine, and graze these iconic lands."
#PrivatizationScam #MonumentalMistake #BearsEars
The #PrivatizationScam is #KillingTheCommons. Follow through to the article for a great reading list on the privatization of public space.
#lisa_cylar of #NAACP_LDF: "Impact matters – not just intent – and that’s exactly what the #Disparate Impact standard is about.”

#HUD #HUDgov #FairHousing #HousingForAll
"American workers deserve a fair system—with rules that serve their interests as opposed to deregulating to rig the system so that corporate interests can rake in ever-larger profits at the expense of workers."
#Deregulation #PrivatizationScam
Even BP called for INCREASED regulation of methane recently, "Methane has higher global warming potential (than CO2). To maximize the climate benefits of gas we need to address its Achilles’ heel & eliminate methane emissions."
#Methane #MethaneRegulation
A little good news: "#FCC claimed deregulation of small cells was necessary for #5G wireless networks. But the commission was (successfully) sued by United #Keetoowah Band of #CherokeeNation, #BlackfeetNation and #NRDC."
#NativeTwitter #Indigenous
"(On) providing transparency & public access to info on violations of mandatory reliability standards (for) cybersecurity of the bulk electric system."

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#FERC #EnergyTwitter #CyberSecurity
"Exempting Alaska’s 16.7 M acre Tongass National Forest from logging restrictions imposed nearly 20 years ago... would affect more than half of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest."
#Tongass #TongassNationalForest #SonnyPerdue #Deforestation
Recall that Trump's #Deforestation directive for #TongassNationalForest comes on the heels of the recommendation to plant trees for carbon sequestration.
More encouraging tree-planting news from Ethiopia:
#ClimateHope #ClimateAction
This article is from last year, but it offers a great overview of forest management theories and plans in numerous counties for reforestation.
#ClimateHope #ClimateAction #UniteBehindTheScience
Urban / rooftop / vertical farming:
- cleans and cool air
- helps regulate building temps
- increases local food security
- uses less water and far less pesticides
- reduces carbon footprint and food waste because harvest doesn’t have to be transported far
2018.9.6 "The Trump administration has cleared the way for renewed mineral leasing — and potentially mining — in about 365 square miles of the Superior National Forest within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness."
More tree planting news. Here's to building a wall that's actually needed!
#GreatGreenWall #ClimateAction #ClimateHope
"Great Green Wall is African-led: an 8,000 km, a decade in, 15% underway. Bringing life back to degraded landscapes at an unprecedented scale, providing food security, jobs & a reason to stay for the millions who live along its path."
China's solar capabilities has been in the news a lot lately. Every time it comes up, I remember what the U.S. administration is doing to undermine solar here.
California is such a huge economy that when they set a standard, the rest of the country soon follows. That's why the Trump admin wants to undermine California. This is truly concerning and must be stopped.
"All physicians should insist on doing the right thing, which is providing every patient with the medical care they need free from prejudice and discrimination."
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