January 5, 2018

NOT easy to be green

Yesterday the Trump administration moved to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, opening up federal waters for the first time in three decades, despite concerns by the Navy about military activities in the area off Virginia.

Interior Secretary Zinke seems to believe that this will provide billions of dollars for conservation efforts.

And that is on top of last week's planned reduction of drilling rules enacted after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf in 2010.

And that is after the EPA has been neutered during the past year by a reduction in both staff and regulations.

And the winter hurricane is now proof to some that climate change is fake news.

This blog and I are going on a sabbatical for an unknown period of time--until it is once again easy to be green in America.