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Nov 25, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
The industrialization of the Columbia Basin’s rivers has caused the system to lose its natural balance.

Now, governors of Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Montana have agreed to work together to restore Columbia River Basin salmon & steelhead.

Here's why it's time to #FreeTheSnake: 🌊 Healthy rivers support human health.

The cultural impacts for the Nimiipuu people of the lower Snake River dams are incalculable. Now facing COVID-19, the Nimiipuu have higher health risks because they no longer have adequate access to ancestral foods. Salmon fight to pass a dam via NOAA Fisheries West CoastA dam alters the Snake river and blocks passage for salmon v
Nov 24, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
The wood pellet industry is fueling environmental racism in the U.S. South.

THREAD 1/8 Wood pellets, a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, are being manufactured across the U.S. South in mills that are emitting thousands of tons of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, smog, & volatile organic compounds per year. 2/8
Sep 2, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
🆘 WE NEED YOUR VOICES. 🆘 The Trump admin is once again trying to give handouts to oil and gas companies!

There are just 2 days left to make your voice on opposing these ESA rollbacks. #StopExtinction (1/6)… MORE INFO:

This proposal would limit what counts as a wildlife habitat, including habitats historically used by a species, as well as habitats that will be important as species migrate in response to climate change. ⬇️ (2/6)
Aug 29, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
THREAD: Deep within Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and less than 100 yards from the international border, Quitobaquito Springs has been part of the Native O’odham People’s ancestral lands and a sacred ceremonial site for thousands of years. 🌿 It is also the only U.S. home of the endangered Sonoyta mud turtle and the Quitobaquito pup fish.

⚠️Today, Quitobaquito Springs is at risk of being destroyed. ⚠️
Apr 1, 2020 12 tweets 8 min read
BREAKING: Today, @NRDC and a coalition of environmental justice, climate justice, and public interest advocacy groups petitioned the @EPA to issue an emergency rule to protect public health during COVID-19 pandemic.

THREAD -> @EPA Last week, @EPA announced a non-enforcement policy that encourages industries to stop monitoring and reporting pollution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a dangerous mistake.
Jan 17, 2019 16 tweets 10 min read
“It’s time to get our government up and working restore the great promise that guides what President Lincoln called “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” @NRDC President @RheaSuh on the #TrumpShutdown… Food inspectors have been idled or are working without pay, increasing the risk we’ll get sick from eating produce, meat, and poultry that isn’t properly checked. #TrumpShutdown…
Jan 3, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
"The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in U.S. history, with House lawmakers breaking new ground for women as well as for minority and LGBTQ representation." via @NBCNews… "There are 10 new elected senators and 101 new elected representatives," via @NYTimes…
Dec 12, 2018 11 tweets 9 min read
Ryan Zinke is a failed Interior secretary.
He’s failing the country.
It’s time for him to go.
#FireZinke… "People like Zinke aren't draining the swamp. They, like their boss in the White House, are creating whole new wetlands." via @USAToday

Dec 6, 2018 9 tweets 6 min read
In a sweeping decision that threatens massive swaths of land, hundreds of species and precious wildlife habitat, @Interior @SecretaryZinke today moved to roll back a conservation plan for the greater sage grouse on western U.S. lands:

📷: Bob Wick/BLM "It’s the age-old battle between those who want to preserve western lands and those who want to extract," via @NatGeo…
Nov 9, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
BREAKING: A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration violated bedrock environmental laws when approving #KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline!

The judge blocked any construction and ordered the government to revise its environmental review. This decision is a significant setback for a pipeline that would be a disaster for the climate, people and wildlife.
Apr 20, 2018 9 tweets 8 min read
8 years after the 2010 BP #DeepwaterDisaster that killed 11 people and dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf, the Trump administration is recklessly setting the stage for the next deadly offshore oil tragedy. #ProtectOurCoast… "On Thursday, @SenBillNelson and fellow Democratic @SenatorCantwell of Washington filed much-need legislation that would put the blowout-preventer and well-control rule into law." @HeraldTribune

#ProtectOurCoast #DeepwaterDisaster…