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Tracy’s Travesty: New Boss Same as the Old Boss at Bureau of Land Management

by CounterPunch | June 15, 2022
It’s too bad for conservationists and all Americans, but Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden’s new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director, is continuing the Trump administration’s policy of destructive public land grazing. The BLM administers 246 million acres of public land, mainly in the ...

In Colorado Just Another Environmental Whitewash for the Polis Administration

by CounterPunch | October 15, 2021
“Last March 30th was a bad air day along Colorado’s heavily populated northern front range. Indeed most days are bad air days for the people living here. It also happens that on this day three employees, Rosendo Majano, DeVondria Reynolds, and Bradley Rink, from the Colorado Air ...

Can the BLM be Fixed? Tracy Stone-Manning Takes the Helm of a Broken Agency

by CounterPunch | October 4, 2021
“After a contentious confirmation fight in the Senate, Tracy Stone-Manning has been confirmed to become the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. This will be the first time the agency has a properly-confirmed Director since the Obama administration. Under Trump, the agency was ...

The Savaging of Detlev Helmig, Citizen

by CounterPunch | September 3, 2020
“Dr. Helmig worked at the University of Colorado-Boulder for 25 years as both a teacher and atmospheric scientist. Never had he received anything but an above satisfactory performance review from his bosses. Yet, on one recent spring morning he was told to expect a Zoom call from the ...

Modern Biology and Ecology: the Roots Of America’s Assertive Illiteracy

by CounterPunch | November 19, 2019
“The 2016 election elevated Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos—major supporters of teaching creationism—to the vice presidency and leadership of the U.S. Department of Education, respectively. DeVos is a billionaire funder of efforts to pass state laws that give science teachers the ...