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Policy News: January 7, 2019 7.1.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating 7.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown.
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Colorado legislators plan to overhaul education funding system critics say disproportionately benefits wealthy districts 6.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A plan with bipartisan support would make it so voters in wealthy areas with low property tax rates would have to increase their property taxes to keep school funding at current levels. The state money saved would then get redistributed statewide.
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AP-NORC Poll: Immigration among the top concerns in 2019 4.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump's insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year.
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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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45 Years After Nixon Signed It Into Law, the War on the Endangered Species Act Continues 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
Forty-five years ago, on December 28th, 1973, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, signed a piece of monumental environmental legislation, the Endangered Species Act, into law. At the time, Nixon issued a statement in support of protecting wildlife that most sitting Republicans wouldn’t dare make today: “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than […]
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Report: The GOP Economic Outlook for Arctic Wilderness Drilling Is a “Pipe Dream” 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If the environmental risks of opening Alaska’s fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development weren’t enough cause for concern, a new analysis has found that the economic benefits the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers have touted to push […]
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President Trump's very bad week in immigration 22.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Gov. John Hickenlooper’s legacy: Compromises, a booming economy and a shift to the left 21.12.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Democrat John Hickenlooper’s eight years as Colorado governor will be remembered for his insistence on finding common ground between different power bases -- and the backlash that followed when that didn’t happen.
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The Green New Deal Is Really Popular—Even Among Republicans 19.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Green New Deal is the most popular policy hardly anyone has heard of yet. Eighty-two percent of Americans say they have heard “nothing at all” about the sweeping proposal to generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from clean sources […]
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Three ways Zinke failed as Interior Secretary. Why the next Secretary will likely fail, too. 18.12.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Three ways Zinke failed as Interior Secretary. Why the next Secretary will likely fail, too.
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Climate wind shift? 81-percent support Green New Deal 18.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Unprecedented support for greener climate policy.
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Floridians Voted to Restore Ex-Felons’ Voting Rights. But the Legislature Has a History of Ignoring Voters. 17.12.2018 Mother Jones
In November, more than 64 percent of Florida voters chose to amend the state constitution to restore voting rights to ex-felons who had completed their sentences. Legally, there should be no question about whether the state’s 1.4 million disenfranchised voters can vote, because that right is now inscribed in the state’s constitution. But the Republicans […]
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The Last President of the Old Ruling Class 4.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File President George H.W. Bush talks to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with top military advisors to discuss the Persian Gulf War. From left are Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, Vice President Dan Quayle, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, the president, Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Colin Powell.  One of the more annoying aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency is that he makes every previous occupant of the White House seem reasonable by comparison. Most of the obituaries about and tributes to George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at 94, focused on the former president’s basic decency. As many journalists and historians have described him, Bush was a courteous and well-mannered individual. Their focus on Bush’s patrician reserve and quiet self-assurance is understandable in comparison to Trump’s thin-skinned temperament, arrogance, and megalomania.  Yet lost in those remembrances is a distinction between Bush ...
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5 climate stories to watch for 2019 3.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
There's a major upcoming opportunity for effective bipartisan policies — the question is political will.
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Everywhere’s in Play: Ballot Initiatives and the Midterms 29.11.2018 American Prospect
John Roark/The Post-Register via AP Voters cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm election at Apple Athletics in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Now that we’ve had some time to catch our breath and reflect, we can evaluate the results of the midterms with a bit of distance. There were many important outcomes, especially the flipping of the House of Representatives. For us, even larger was the confirmation that our democracy, with all its increasingly evident flaws, still has a pulse. It can still self-correct.   But while most national media focused on the congressional races, progressives across the country were also paying close attention to the results of state ballot initiatives on election night. Voters in states like Missouri, Oregon, and Washington not only had the opportunity to vote for progressive candidates on November 6—they also had the chance to vote directly for forward-looking state policies on health care, taxation, climate change, and a host of other critical issues. We cannot cover the electoral ...
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Outgoing Michigan governor pushing for Great Lakes pipeline 24.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop.
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Policy News: November 19, 2018 20.11.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: NSF BIO Rescinds Proposal Submission Caps  The National Science Foundation reverses restrictions on the numbers of grant proposal PIs can submit a year. Mid-term Elections Bring New Science and Environmental Leadership to Congress. New committee leaders plan hearings on climate change, propose to re-center science. Congress Senate passes compromise ...
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Policy News: November 19, 2018 20.11.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: NSF BIO Rescinds Proposal Submission Caps  The National Science Foundation reverses restrictions on the numbers of grant proposal PIs can submit a year. Mid-term Elections Bring New Science and Environmental Leadership to Congress. New committee leaders plan hearings on climate change, propose to re-center science. Congress Senate passes compromise ...
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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.
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