IS DRILLING ON THE HORIZON FOR THE CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE?

My friend Hugh Kaufman, who’s worked for the EPA since its inception in 1970, sent a chilling email yesterday: “When does oil drilling off the Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, & Nantucket shores begin? ‘In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration has ordered the local commission that advises the Cape Cod National Seashore to suspend its […]

FIGHT-BACK: GOING LOCAL

It turns out that the Trump EPA’s purge of climate data from its website includes a 50-page  “A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change,” which once displayed educational videos and taught how to calculate your personal climate footprint.  Well, it’s not been removed entirely, but buried deep enough that even a Google search won’t help in […]

THE TRUMP PLAN TO DESTROY THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

During the 1980s, I became an environmental activist in fighting to protect the Atlantic striped bass.  A combination of fishing pressure and pollution in their primary spawning grounds of the Chesapeake Bay had seen the fish’s population plummet to near-oblivion.  Finally, after Congress intervened while Maryland declared a five-year fishing moratorium and other states along […]

TRUMP PLAGIARIZES EXXON – TIME TO BOYCOTT HIS TWEETS?

On Monday, ExxonMobil – the oil-and-gas behemoth that flatulated Rex Tillerson from CEO to running the State Department – released their latest big news.  They were going to invest a cool $20 billion to “expand manufacturing in the U.S. Gulf region,” alleging this would create more than 45,000 “high-paying jobs.” Lest we forget, scientific studies […]

TRUMP STOOPS (LOW) TO CONQUER

How low can he go?  That’s the question I have to ask after watching Donald Trump exploit in the audience a young woman suffering from a rare disease, families whose loved ones were slain by two illegal immigrants, and the widow of a Navy SEAL who died on a U.S. ground mission into Yemen. I […]