Archive | January, 2017

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — On January 28, 2017, newly elected President Donald J. Trump signed a very controversial executive order placing a travel-ban on people attempting to enter the United States from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Nearly 200 people have been detained…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Tallahassee, Florida — Seven Florida legislators introduced a bipartisan bill (SB 442) to ban fracking in the Sunshine State on January 24, 2017. Sen. Dana Young, (R-Tampa) filed the new proposal alongside Senators Keith Perry (R-Gainesville), Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), Linda Stewart (D-Orlando),…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Denver, Colorado — The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department (CPW), the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission (Commission) and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources are being sued by WildEarth Guardians (WEG) for their December approval of two predator-killing programs. Through the Piceance Basin Predator Management…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — To the dismay and outrage of environmentalists and clean energy supporters worldwide, on January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders reopening and advancing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipelines. Both of…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — After Press Secretary Sean Spicer lied about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowds and chastised the media for reporting them accurately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tweeted: It is shameful that on the first full day of this…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — A few days before President Trump’s inauguration, the hacktivist group Anonymous threatened him through one of its Twitter accounts, @YourAnonCentral. Anonymous members sent out the stream of threatening tweets in response to Trump’s tweet suggesting outgoing CIA Director John Brennan may have…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News) — Odanah, Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin — On January 4, 2016, the tribal council of The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe of the Ojibwe, voted not to renew an easement that allowed an Enbridge…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — In the hours leading up to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, outgoing President Barack Obama made a $500 million contribution to the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund. The dollars were approved last year as part of a $1.9 billion package that Congress appropriated to…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — During Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Senate confirmation hearings for nominee of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bernie Sanders asked him to discuss his response to earthquakes caused by fracking wastewater injection in Oklahoma. CNN reports that scientists from…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) pressed Oklahoma Attorney General (AG) Scott Pruitt to clarify his stance on anthropogenic climate change during a Senate confirmation hearing on January 18, 2016. Pruitt is Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency…