Jayson O'Neill

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March 31, 2020 by

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Statement: Trump Unleashing Historic Carbon Pollution During Global Pandemic

Not to be distracted by a global pandemic that is now killing hundreds of Americans each day, President Trump is unleashing what may end up being the largest amount of carbon pollution in world history today. Trump’s actions jeopardize human health and the environment when they’re already at historic risk.

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March 31, 2020 by

Trump Opens Backdoor for Big Oil and Coal Bailout

Big oil and coal corporations continued their pity-party this week after Congressional Democrats blocked efforts to earmark specific taxpayer-funded carve-outs for extractive industries in the CARES Act. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left plenty of loopholes and backdoors open for big oil and coal corporations to cash in on billions of tax dollars.

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March 29, 2020 by

National Parks during the coronavirus crisis

Could President Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt do a worse job of managing the coronavirus crisis? They actively encouraged people to flock to national parks — directly contradicting recommendations from health and medical experts. […]

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March 27, 2020 by

Interior to Follow EPA Rollback of Environmental Protections and Regulations for Big Oil and Coal

No End Date Set on Rollbacks  President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency announced major rollbacks of environmental protections and enforcement after big oil and coal lobbyists, extractive corporations, and industry associations […]

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March 25, 2020 by

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Trump and Bernhardt Silent After Forcing Locals to Triage Risks as Parks Close Across America

A cascade of park closures swept the nation a mere week after President Trump and Interior Secretary Bernhardt announced they would waive national park entrance fees and encouraged visitors and tourism to some of the country’s least medically-equipped areas. Both have remained silent…

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March 24, 2020 by

How Much Will the Trump Administration Give Away to Big Oil?

Big Oil has propped up the Trump administration to the tune of nearly $9 million in donations and now they want a return on their investment. How big and how many environmental rollbacks will be done to shore up the financially unsustainable industry remains a question. President Trump has already raked in some $1.8 million in campaign contributions from…

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March 20, 2020 by

Congressman Pushing for Big Oil Bailouts Received Hundreds of Thousands of Big Oil Donations

Over $200k in Oil and Gas Donations Have Flowed into Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s Campaign Coffers A Texas congressional delegation, led by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, wrote Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requesting […]

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March 18, 2020 by

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Holds Hearing On The Nomination Of David Bernhardt For Interior Secretary

Bernhardt Ignores Health Official’s Plea During National Health Crisis

Moab Health Officials Urge Visitors to Stay Away as Secretary Suspends Park Fees and Fails to Provide Consistent Guidance Interior Secretary David Bernhardt just announced that the Trump administration would […]

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March 17, 2020 by

Statement: Trump’s Interior Must Suspend Pending Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Statement: Trump’s Interior Must Suspend Pending Oil and Gas Lease Sales, Public Comment Periods, and Policy Decisions Interior Hasn’t Given Assurances During National Health Crisis Western Values Project issued a […]

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March 16, 2020 by

Tell Trump: Focus on combating COVID-19, NOT oil industry bailouts!

The Trump administration is pushing for an all-out bailout for oil and gas corporations and billionaire oil tycoons that will cost American taxpayers a hefty price. They seem to have […]

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