Communities Rise Up to Resist Becoming “Sacrifice Zones”

by CounterPunch | May 18, 2023
While some might be inclined to point a finger at the Trump regime for handing over the EPA’s keys to Big Polluters from 2017-20, Kyla Bennet, Director of Science Policy with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says it’s not so simple. “The problems at OCSPP are not due ...

A History of Malignancy: Governor Polis and the Oil Industry in Colorado

by CounterPunch | December 9, 2022
I recently participated in a conversation with midlevel managers at the APCD.  The meeting had been arranged by Chandra Rosenthal, the regional attorney for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).  She and PEER had recently represented 3 pollution modelers from the APCD ...

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 ...
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