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Republicans go 'slash and burn' on Minnesota's parks, environment funding

The people taking care of Minnesota’s parks, wildlife, air, and water aren't thrilled. The Minnesota Senate's Republican majority has unleashed a budget that reverses the state's historic devotion to ... read more

The “debate” is how deep to cut

For the most part, "continuing resolutions"--congressional actions that authorize existing government programs to go on as before--are pro-forma actions. Last year, the outgoing Democratic leadership ... read more

Ecology of Fire

The conservationists say funding should go to interagency fire councils ... to natural resources — national parks, forests and wildlife refuges — has dropped by more than 50 percent in real dollars. ... read more

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Trumping Colombia’s peace: U.S. drug war threatens fragile accord, forests

At the same time, the U.S. has sought to slash crucial funding dedicated to the Colombian peace ... will only ramp up environmental damage to the national parks, bastion of Colombia’s unique ... read more

Viewpoint: Expanding deposits, hiking gas tax and graduated income tax would help fix budget

We are past “trimming the fat” and have reached the “slash ... go to programs in the combined DNR and DEQ and to improve recycling programs. Second, add a fee to vehicle license renewals that would ... read more

Billions over budget. Two years after deadline. What’s gone wrong for the ‘clean coal’ project that’s supposed to save an industry?

Every time the Environmental Protection Agency adopts new standards for pollution at power plants, coal becomes more expensive to burn. This summer’s expected ... As clean-coal projects go, Kemper — ... read more

The Energy 202: 'He’s the head of the EPA, not the Sultan of Brunei.' Conservative group runs ad calling for Pruitt to go

“For the good of the country,” its narrator says, “Pruitt must go.” The television ... political appointee." — Environmental agency cuts, rejected: A Senate Appropriations subcommittee voted to ... read more

Looking Ahead to the New Year

Mayor Bloomberg, running as an independent, also secures the Republican ... parks and schools and realize natural grass is good for the environment. The city will voluntarily agree to test all ... read more

The Latest: Zinke's Departure Welcomed by Environmentalists

The executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity says "Zinke will go down as the worst Interior secretary in history. His slash-and-burn approach was absolutely ... will stop its efforts ... read more

40 Million Hunters & Fishermen Fed Up With GOP's Anti-Environment Agenda

This group, which has as strong a connection to the wilderness as any peacenik hippie or liberal climate activist, is starting to get pissed off at the extreme nature of the Congressional GOP's ... read more

Donald Trump's wrecking crew: A cabinet of zealots who yearn to destroy their own agencies

At least since Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, Republican presidents have appointed people ... But most of Reagan’s appointees took less of a slash-and-burn approach — out of necessity, if nothing ... read more

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