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Earth Day, Bitches!

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Hug a hippie, a Native American, a scientist, Biden, or the ghost of Richard Nixon.


During her confirmation hearings in 2021, Interior Department secretary Deb Haaland promised “to responsibly manage our natural resources to protect them for future generations—so that we can continue to work, live, hunt, fish, and pray among them.” Noting her Indigenous heritage, Haaland tweeted, “A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior…. I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land.”

Her approach was a shift from the practice the Interior Department had established at the beginning of the twentieth century when it began to prioritize mineral, oil, and gas development, as well as livestock grazing, on U.S. public lands. But the devastating effects of climate change have brought those old priorities into question.

Republicans, especially those from states like Wyoming, which collects more than a billion dollars a year in royalties and taxes from the oil, gas, and coal produced on federal lands in the state, opposed Haaland’s focus on responsible management of natural resources for the future and warned that the Biden administration is “taking a sledgehammer to Western states’ economies.”

On Thursday, April 18, the Interior Department finalized a new rule for a balanced management of America’s public lands. Put together after a public hearing period that saw more than 200,000 comments from states, individuals, Tribal and local governments, industry groups, and advocacy organizations, the new rule prioritizes the health of the lands and waters the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management oversees. Those consist of about 245 million acres, primarily in 12 western states.

The new rule calls for protection of the land, restoration of the places that have been harmed in the past, and a promise to make informed decisions about future use based on “science, data, and Indigenous knowledge.” It “recognizes conservation as an essential component of public lands management, on equal footing with other multiple uses of these lands.” The Bureau of Land Management will now auction off leases not only for drilling, but also for conservation and restoration.

Western state leaders oppose the Biden administration’s efforts to change the Interior Department’s past practices, calling them “colonial forces of national environmental groups who are pushing an agenda” onto states like Wyoming.

The timing of the Interior Department’s new rule can’t help but call attention to Earth Day, celebrated tomorrow, on April 22. Earth Day is no novel proposition. Americans celebrated it for the first time in 1970. Nor was it a partisan idea in that year: Republican president Richard M. Nixon established it as Americans recognized a crisis that transcended partisanship and came together to fix it.

The spark for the first Earth Day was the 1962 publication of marine biologist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which showed the devastating effects of people on nature by documenting the effect of modern pesticides on the natural world. Her exposé of how the popular pesticide DDT was poisoning the food chain in American waters illuminated the dangerous overuse of chemicals and their effect on living organisms, and it caught readers’ attention. Carson’s book sold more than half a million copies in 24 countries
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Stop drinking water from plastic bottles

The Pacific ocean is a garbage patch

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Caribbean Hen wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 5:37 pm Stop drinking water from plastic bottles

The Pacific ocean is a garbage patch

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/04/17/worl ... tl-climate
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kalm wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:34 am Hug a hippie, a Native American, a scientist, Biden, or the ghost of Richard Nixon.


During her confirmation hearings in 2021, Interior Department secretary Deb Haaland promised “to responsibly manage our natural resources to protect them for future generations—so that we can continue to work, live, hunt, fish, and pray among them.” Noting her Indigenous heritage, Haaland tweeted, “A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior…. I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land.”

Her approach was a shift from the practice the Interior Department had established at the beginning of the twentieth century when it began to prioritize mineral, oil, and gas development, as well as livestock grazing, on U.S. public lands. But the devastating effects of climate change have brought those old priorities into question.

Republicans, especially those from states like Wyoming, which collects more than a billion dollars a year in royalties and taxes from the oil, gas, and coal produced on federal lands in the state, opposed Haaland’s focus on responsible management of natural resources for the future and warned that the Biden administration is “taking a sledgehammer to Western states’ economies.”

On Thursday, April 18, the Interior Department finalized a new rule for a balanced management of America’s public lands. Put together after a public hearing period that saw more than 200,000 comments from states, individuals, Tribal and local governments, industry groups, and advocacy organizations, the new rule prioritizes the health of the lands and waters the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management oversees. Those consist of about 245 million acres, primarily in 12 western states.

The new rule calls for protection of the land, restoration of the places that have been harmed in the past, and a promise to make informed decisions about future use based on “science, data, and Indigenous knowledge.” It “recognizes conservation as an essential component of public lands management, on equal footing with other multiple uses of these lands.” The Bureau of Land Management will now auction off leases not only for drilling, but also for conservation and restoration.

Western state leaders oppose the Biden administration’s efforts to change the Interior Department’s past practices, calling them “colonial forces of national environmental groups who are pushing an agenda” onto states like Wyoming.

The timing of the Interior Department’s new rule can’t help but call attention to Earth Day, celebrated tomorrow, on April 22. Earth Day is no novel proposition. Americans celebrated it for the first time in 1970. Nor was it a partisan idea in that year: Republican president Richard M. Nixon established it as Americans recognized a crisis that transcended partisanship and came together to fix it.

The spark for the first Earth Day was the 1962 publication of marine biologist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which showed the devastating effects of people on nature by documenting the effect of modern pesticides on the natural world. Her exposé of how the popular pesticide DDT was poisoning the food chain in American waters illuminated the dangerous overuse of chemicals and their effect on living organisms, and it caught readers’ attention. Carson’s book sold more than half a million copies in 24 countries
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BDKJMU wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:56 am
kalm wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:34 am Hug a hippie, a Native American, a scientist, Biden, or the ghost of Richard Nixon.



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Lol hugging anyone who was born in the US is :dunce:
I truly feel sorry for you BDK. :come:
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kalm wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:39 am
BDKJMU wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:56 am
Lol hugging anyone who was born in the US is :dunce:
I truly feel sorry for you BDK. :come:
It's progress - after all of the badmouthing of immigrants, now he only wants to hug immigrants. He's like the Grinch, his tiny little heart is growing.
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UNI88 wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 12:05 pm
kalm wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:39 am

I truly feel sorry for you BDK. :come:
It's progress - after all of the badmouthing of immigrants, now he only wants to hug immigrants. He's like the Grinch, his tiny little heart is growing.
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Pretty soon he’ll no longer say fake news.
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kalm wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 1:56 pm
UNI88 wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 12:05 pm

It's progress - after all of the badmouthing of immigrants, now he only wants to hug immigrants. He's like the Grinch, his tiny little heart is growing.
:D
Pretty soon he’ll no longer say fake news.
He doesn’t need to

All you need to do is say news
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Caribbean Hen wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 3:09 pm
kalm wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 1:56 pm

Pretty soon he’ll no longer say fake news.
He doesn’t need to

All you need to do is say news
It’s a reference to the Trump trial.
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