Monthly Archives: August 2019

At Last! An Understandable ICE Policy

News in Brief from The Onion ICE Opens Interdimensional Detention Center To Indefinitely Imprison Immigrants Across Infinite Number Of Multiverses Today 11:36am BRANE MULTIVERSE 378-C—In an effort to better comply with recent moves to abolish limits on migrant detention, ICE … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Governance

US Set to Produce Most Oil Next Decade

The reputable Global Witness web site (based in the UK) has an excellent analysis of projected oil and gas production for the next ten years which predicts that 60% of the new global oil and gas production for that period … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, energy, Fracking

Knee-Capping Core Responsibilities of Critical Federal Agencies (yet again)

From Catherine Rampell’s column in the on-line Washington Post <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-draining-the-swamp–of-needed-experts/2019/08/08/7ec457e4-ba12-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html&gt; , print edition on August 9th, 2019. Opinions For Trump and his cronies, draining the swamp means ousting experts Mick Mulvaney at the Justice Department in Washington on July 11, … Continue reading

Posted in Governance

No-take marine areas help fishers (and fish) far more than we thought

[Good overview of current research in a fast changing theme, but neglects the importance of rigorously enforced MPAs as “seed stock” in post disaster recovery after massive events such as mega hurricanes — this effect is being observed in some … Continue reading

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Even Worse News about the Bureau of Land Management

Climate and Environment Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t believe the government should have any Weashington Post Online < https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/trumps-pick-for-managing-federal-lands-doesnt-believe-the-government-should-have-any/2019/07/31/0bc1118c-b2cf-11e9-8949-5f36ff92706e_story.html > By Steven Mufson July 31 President Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t think the federal government should … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Governance, Resource Management

Insights into our current Governance Crisis

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Posted in Fun