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Join us in Speaking Out for Stronger Protections from Coal Ash Pollution

By Rebecca Jim, Tar Creekkeeper & Earl Hatley, Grand Riverkeeper The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public hearing on a proposal to approve the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s (ODEQ) rules on coal ash pollution that would replace federal requirements. The proposed rules were sought by industry to protect them from third-party ...


Let’s Sink Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan | Dive Into Democracy

In a gift to polluting fossil fuel industries, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently released its new five-year plan (called the “Draft Proposed Program”) for offshore drilling. It’s a massive hand-out to the oil and gas industry that targets over 90 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf, impacting nearly every coastal state. This is ...


Don’t Let ‘Zombie’ Projects Come Back to Life! | Dive Into Democracy

Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration and members of Congress try to bring “zombie” projects back to life. These are projects that previous administrations rejected due to legitimate concerns about adverse environmental impacts. For example, two months into his presidency, President Trump approved the Keystone XL pipeline after it was rejected ...


Adding Insult to Injury: More Offshore Drilling, Less Oversight | Dive Into Democracy

Not only is the Trump Administration proposing to massively increase the offshore areas open to oil and gas drilling, it also wants to let drilling companies skimp on safety measures. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has proposed changing regulations enacted in response to BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest oil spill in ...


Protect the Public Lands We Love | Dive Into Democracy

Powerful polluters have many resources at their disposal to sway government decisions in their favor. Often companies will influence decision-makers both in Congress and the administration so that there are multiple avenues for them to get their desired outcome. A good example of this can be seen in the fight to keep mining out of ...


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Trump Is Giving Our Oceans to the Oil Industry

Over the summer, we alerted you that at the direction of the Trump administration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was beginning to develop a  plan to open up more offshore areas to oil and gas drilling. On January 4, BOEM released its new five-year plan (called the “Draft Proposed Program”) for oil and ...


Thank You for Your Commitment to Clean Water | Dive Into Democracy

We launched Dive into Democracy in March of 2017, at a time when we were becoming overwhelmed by a deluge of federal legislative and policy developments that threatened many of the environmental protections we spent years fighting for. Since then, we have published a blog post nearly every week. We hoped that Dive into Democracy ...


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No More Budget Limbo | Dive Into Democracy

After wasting time pushing forward a disastrous tax plan, Congress is now scrambling to keep the federal government funded. Funding was set to run out on December 8, but Congress passed another continuing resolution to extend the deadline until December 22. This means that over the next week or so Congress will focus on coming ...


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Trump’s EPA Nominee Is So Bad, Even His Supporters Say No

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, passed under the Obama administration in 2016, is a critical piece of legislation that reforms the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which has been deeply flawed for decades. The passage of this bill marks the first time in 40 years that the U.S. will ...


Tell the Trump Administration: National Parks are for Everyone!

“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in the process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand ...